Trains are largely seen as a safe and simple form of transportation, but the Amtrak crash late last night shows that even a routine train trip can be deadly. On Tuesday, May 13, an Amtrak train travelling to New York from Washington derailed and overturned in Philadelphia, killing 6 people, leaving many more injured and […]

Were you or a loved one prescribed Zofran® while pregnant? If so, and your child suffers from one of several birth defects, you and your child may be entitled to compensation. Zofran is a prescription medication that is often prescribed for nausea and vomiting. Zofran may be taken orally, via a rapidly disintegrating tablet, or […]

Once, asbestos was a substance commonly encountered in a wide range of occupations. It was used to insulate pipes and boilers; as fireproofing; in ship construction, cement making, automotive brake manufacture, and others. This changed in the 1970s, when exposure to asbestos fibers was found to cause mesothelioma (a form of lung cancer) and other […]

In a case that involved knowingly distributing a contaminated product, McNeil, the Fort Washington-based subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $25 million in fines and forfeitures. In 2009, a consumer found “black specks” in a bottle of infants’ liquid Tylenol. Even though McNeil identified the specks as metallic pieces, it […]

Even though the number of American workplaces has doubled over the past thirty years, the number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors has actually declined. On Tuesday, February 25, an ironworker constructing a “green roof” atop the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was crushed to death when a load of steel beams fell on him […]

Between politicians calling for “tort reform” and patients’ rights advocates arguing that people should be entitled to compensation and physicians held to account for medical errors, the debate over medical malpractice can get very heated. Here are some common myths about malpractice that are not borne out by actual facts. Myth: Malpractice suits are exploding. […]

When accidents occur as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the injured person may have the right to seek compensation. When an accident turns into legal proceedings, attorneys on both sides will collect as much evidence as possible to prove fault. Lawyers have gained a huge asset with new technology – personal tracking […]

Recalled products are linked to approximately 30 million injuries each year. When the potentially dangerous product is a vehicle that millions of people rely on each day, ensuring safety is increasingly critical. According to a New York Times analysis, 2014 was the worst year on record for automobile recalls. A staggering 60 million vehicles were […]

Medical malpractice and the subsequent personal injury cases can occur whenever medical professionals are involved—and now, that includes ships at sea. Until a recent ruling, cruise lines had not been liable in malpractice cases where their employees had been negligent while treating patients on board the ship. Prior to this new ruling, the only way […]

During the frigid winter months, icy roads and poor visibility are a concern for all drivers. Even when extreme caution is taken, accidents can occur as a result of the dangerous conditions. Recently, an enormous accident chain of up to 50 vehicles in New Hampshire proved just that. Traffic had already been excessively congested in […]