Protecting Children on Halloween

Protecting Children on Halloween

Halloween brings candy, costumes and fun.  Sadly, it also means danger.  According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.  As parents, we all want our...
Choosing the Right Nursing Home

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

Many nursing home residents suffer neglect and abuse–and choosing the right nursing home is a difficult and emotional experience. Concerns about an aging parent, and protecting her safety, can be scary.  With so many different long-term care facilities,...
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Jury Verdict

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Jury Verdict

A St. Louis jury has awarded a multi-billion dollar verdict to 22 women who suffered ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products.   Talcum powder ovarian cancer has been claimed by more than 9,000 woman across the United States....
Protecting Nursing Home Resident’s Rights

Protecting Nursing Home Resident’s Rights

Nursing home resident’s rights are often compromised upon admission to the facility.  Why?  Because nursing homes often require unsuspecting residents to sign arbitration agreements — agreements that extinguish the right to trial by jury if the resident...
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall

Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall

On May 22, 2018, Stryker Orthopedics updated its Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall to include eight (8) additional catalog numbers.  The original recall occurred in August 2016 and included seven (7) catalog numbers which represented close to 45,000 devices in...

Emergency Room Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Errors in emergency rooms can lead to catastrophic injury or death.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 140 million emergency room visits each year.  If only a small percentage of these visits involve medical errors, the result would be...

Ovarian Cancer Risk — Talcum Powder

Talcum powder can be a known ovarian cancer risk.  Talcum powder is widely used in consumer products, including baby powder, adult facial and body powders, and other cosmetic products.  It is useful because it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction,...