Electrocution Death and Construction Workers

After analyzing data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Fire Protection Association has determined that a “significant share” of contract worker deaths from electrocution in the four-year period from 2012 to 2016 were construction workers. Contract workers are either employees from an outside entity or self-employed independent contractors. In a report published in […]

Talking to Loved Ones about Gun Safety and Dementia

If you thought taking the car keys away from an aging loved one was a tough thing to think about, have you considered how you will approach the topics of guns? People 65 and older have the highest rate of gun ownership in the U.S. Age alone does not mean that a person cannot safely […]

Burn Injuries: Burn Injury Death

With today’s medicine and the use of burn centers, far more people survive severe burns now than they did just a few decades ago. According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), in the mid 1970’s about 9,000 people died from burn injuries n the U.S. each year. Burn units and burn centers were rare […]

Lawsuits in the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting

In the aftermath of a mass shooting, victims and their families often struggle to find some rationally explanation let alone recourse to redress their injuries. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to sue gun companies due to a really high bar for gun manufacturer liability. And it is almost unheard of to sue the […]

Nursing Homes and Medication Errors

According to the National Coordination Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, a medication error is “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer.” These events occur far too often at nursing homes, […]

Preventing and Dealing With Drowning Accidents

It’s a tragic affair to lose a loved one to accidental drowning. The sad fact is it’s a relatively common cause of death, not just in the US but around the world. Given the widespread nature of this issue, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect you and your loved ones. And if […]

Right to Try

What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal illness and told that your only hope for survival is a treatment that you cannot get because it has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and you do not qualify for any clinical trials? What if it was your […]

Can I Sue for Wrongful Death if My Partner and I Were Not Married?

Wrongful death laws are different in each state, but no state allows for wrongful death claims brought by a girlfriend or boyfriend. You must be a family member in the eyes of the law. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you had to be formally married to have spousal rights. And, even if you do not […]

Government Pressure Up on Takata Corp for Recalls

Takata Corp is under increased pressure from the US Department of Transportation to recall over 42 million vehicles that were fitted with potentially deadly air bags. The Japanese auto air bag supplier has been ordered to recall vehicles fitted with the faulty airbags according the deadline schedule released by the government agency on Friday, December […]