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Chemotherapy and Permanent Baldness: Why Lawsuits are Emerging

Alopecia—hair loss—is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Permanent alopecia is not. Typically, a chemotherapy patient’s hair will fully regrow within 6 months of the end of treatment. In very rare circumstances (less than 1%), however, the intense drug regimen can permanently damage hair follicles, resulting in permanent baldness. But a new wave of lawsuits […]

IVC Filters: Case Screening

Blood clots are a common—and potentially fatal—condition associated with significant trauma and a variety of surgeries and medical treatments. Typically forming in the legs, clots have the ability to travel to your lungs, plugging vital vessels in those organs and resulting in a pulmonary embolism. One-third of people with untreated pulmonary embolisms do not survive.

Doctors […]

Talc and Ovarian Cancer Update: Heading to New Jersey

A judicial panel has consolidated all federal talcum powder/ovarian cancer litigation in the District of New Jersey, joining sixty-six cases and what promises to be hundreds (if not thousands) more.  The order creates what is known as an “MDL” (multidistrict litigation) court in which single federal judge will coordinate the pretrial procedures of all talcum […]

Higher Speed Limits Have Killed at Least 33,000 People in the U.S. over the Last 20 Years, IIHS Reports

Speed limits across the nation have been on the rise over the past two decades since Congress repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL) law in 1995. Some have argued that these speed limit increases are simply aligning the law with reality, given that many motorists are regularly driving at speeds that exceed 55 miles […]

Dangerous Drug News: FDA Strengthens Warnings for Levaquin Antibiotics

A certain class of antibiotics used to treat serious bacterial infections has recently become the focus of a strong public warning issued by regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

These antibiotics – known as fluoroquinolones and sold under various brand names (including Levaquin) – have been linked to “disabling and […]

New OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Electronically Submit Injury & Illness Reports to Regulators

Employers across the U.S. will soon have to submit electronic injury and illness reports to regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in addition to maintaining their own onsite reports.

This new requirement, which will take effect on January 1, 2017, is the result of a new OSHA rule that is aimed […]

Fatal ATV Accidents: A Look at the Causes, Incidence & Outcomes [Infographic]

The fun adventures that come with riding ATVs can also carry some significant risks for riders, especially those who are younger, less experienced and/or not wearing safety gear. In fact, annually, nearly 700 people are killed in ATV accidents – and about 20 percent of these victims are riders under the age of 16.

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The Big Lie: Johnson & Johnson, Talc, and Ovarian Cancer

In the aftermath of verdicts of $72 million and $55 million on behalf of ovarian cancer victims, Johnson & Johnson is fighting back by releasing a public statement which misleads women about the connection between perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Here, we dissect the pharmaceutical giant’s claims to bring […]

10 Essential Firework Safety Tips for a Safe & Fun July 4th Celebration

Fireworks are often a highlight of July 4th celebrations, adding a fun, dynamic element to many festivities. As captivating as fireworks can be, however, they can also come with some risks. In fact, at least 11 people were killed in fireworks accidents in 2014.1

Additionally, the latest findings about fireworks accidents in the U.S. indicate that, […]

Federal Railroad Association (FRA) Enhances Drug & Alcohol Testing Rules for Certain Railroad Workers

In the ongoing effort to prevent railroad accidents, injuries and deaths, regulators at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have recently issued a new final rule to enhance the alcohol and drug testing protocols for some railroad workers.

Officially known as the Control of Alcohol and Drug Use rule, this requirement will expand […]