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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Drivers | October 2017

FLORIDA—Every Halloween, children of all ages have but one thought in their minds – getting as much candy as possible while trick-or-treating. While parents are often preoccupied with last minute finishing touches on costumes, or picking up candy at the local store to pass out to neighborhood trick-or-treaters, safety always needs to be of the… View Article
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Birth Injury Victim Awarded $53 Million for Hospital Negligence

NATIONAL—Recently, I was reading about an Illinois jury awarding $53 million to a young boy who was born with a severe brain injury after suffering 12 hours of fetal distress during delivery. The award came after a monthlong trial before Cook County Illinois Circuit Judge John P. Kirby in 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing’s medical-malpractice case. Isaiah’s… View Article
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Banana Boat Sued For Alleged Inaccurate SPF Labels

NATIONAL—A Banana Boat Sunscreen Class action lawsuit has been filed over assertions that the sunscreen did not contain the SPF as was stated on its label. And now there are many, many questions. Did you or your child use Banana Boat sunscreen this summer? Did it work? For many consumers, it did not and moreover,… View Article
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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Roundup Linked to Cancer

NATIONAL—Roundup is the focus of a new toxic tort lawsuit emerging this past year. According to experts, it’s gearing up to become the biggest mass tort action since asbestos. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a specialized intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), found glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic,” as… View Article
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Any Dog Can Bite | June 2017

NATIONAL—DID YOU KNOW that 68% of U.S. households, or 83.3 million homes, own a pet? · About 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and about 885,000 require medical attention for these injuries; and · Some insurance companies will not insure homeowners who own certain dog breeds categorized as dangerous, while others decide… View Article
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Uber Provides (Some) Auto Insurance Coverage When the App is On

NATIONAL—Uber requires all of their drivers to have car insurance, and provides supplemental insurance coverage, but only while the app is on. According to Uber, here’s how it works: Drivers are covered by their own insurance when they are offline. As soon as a driver accepts a trip, until it concludes, they are protected by… View Article
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Americans Against Limiting Non-Economic Damages

According to a recent poll, many Americans are AGAINST limiting non-economic damages in both Medical Negligence and Nursing Home lawsuits!   NATIONAL—The Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released data from phone polls conducted in late March 2017 on the topic of H.R. 1215, a House bill that will be voted on in the next several… View Article
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Construction Sector Leads All Industries in Workplace Fatalities

As the Construction Industry zooms ahead, workplace injuries rise. NATIONAL—According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 937 construction workers were killed in 2015. That marked the most fatalities of any industry sector – almost three times more than in manufacturing – and the deadliest year for construction since 2008. Construction-related fatalities accounted for 21.4 percent… View Article
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How to Find the Right Car Seat for Your Child

A car seat is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your child.  Why? Because child car seats save lives; it’s a fact. That said, finding the right car seat for your child is no easy task.  SaferCar.Gov recently released a video to help you through the decision-making process and keep your child… View Article
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Hotel Guest Suffers Brain Injury Due to Shower Defect

FLORIDA—Last week I read about a female hotel guest who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to a defect in her room’s tub/shower. As she was preparing to take a shower she fell while entering the tub/shower of a well-known hotel chain. The investigation of this incident revealed that the tub/shower was missing several… View Article