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Legal Battles Smolder Six Decades After ‘the Greatest Health Protection in Cigarette History’

Legal Battles Smolder Six Decades After ‘the Greatest Health Protection in Cigarette History’ | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

It’s hard to think of anything more reckless  than adding a deadly carcinogen to a product that already causes cancer—and then bragging about the health benefits.

 

That’s what Lorillard Tobacco did 60 years ago when it introduced Kent cigarettes, whose patented “Micronite” filter contained a particularly virulent form of asbestos. Smokers puffed their way through 13 billion Kents from March, 1952 until May, 1956, when Lorillard changed the filter design.  Six decades later, the legal fallout continues—including last month when a Florida jury awarded record damages of more than $3.5 million.

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Are fatal medical mistakes increasing in the U.S.? | Rhode Island Birth Injuries Lawyer | Newport RI Doctor Errors Law Firm

Are fatal medical mistakes increasing in the U.S.? | Rhode Island Birth Injuries Lawyer | Newport RI Doctor Errors Law Firm | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
Whenever someone visits a hospital or other medical facility there are risks involved, however a person’s health should never be jeopardized by the care he or she receives. Although most...
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Just How Dangerous Is Daydreaming While Driving?

Just How Dangerous Is Daydreaming While Driving? | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
It happens to all of us: Driving the same, familiar stretch of road, the mind starts to wander. But is driving while daydreaming putting you at serious risk for wrecking?
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Man Crawls Off Plane: Disabled Paraplegic Suing Delta Airlines for Degrading Treatment

Man Crawls Off Plane: Disabled Paraplegic Suing Delta Airlines for Degrading Treatment | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
A disabled man has claimed he was forced to crawl off a plane run by Delta Airlines, and is now suing the company in an extraordinary case.
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SF plane crash 911 tapes reveal chaos

SF plane crash 911 tapes reveal chaos | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
San Francisco firefighters who responded to the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport didn't reach the most severely injured occupants - ejected far from the fuselage during impact - until some passengers called...
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Wrigley's Alert Energy Caffeine Gum Pulled From Market - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

Wrigley just released a new product, Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, to the public. After a few weeks, Wrigley announced that it would temporarily take the gum off the market, “out of respect” for the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).

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Merck on Fosamax: Court Ruled In Our Favor - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

Merck on Fosamax: Court Ruled In Our Favor - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

The second largest drug maker in the U.S., Merck & Co., claims it has won the first of approximately 3,300 lawsuits filed due to problems with the drug Fosamax.

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What You Ought To Know About Bed Sores - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

What You Ought To Know About Bed Sores - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

Bed sores are a very painful condition that affects many elderly or bed ridden people. Bed sores, or pressure sores, are tissue damage to the skin caused by prolonged pressure to one area of the body. They are especially prone to spots that are bony, like the knees, hips, buttocks and heels.

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Coming Soon: FDA Warning Labels on Indoor Tanning Devices - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

Coming Soon: FDA Warning Labels on Indoor Tanning Devices - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

Indoor tanning beds will soon be required to feature prominent warning labels advising those under 18 to avoid using them, according to a proposal announced Monday by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

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Man Killed in Paragliding Accident - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

Man Killed in Paragliding Accident - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

A California man, Zach Orman was killed after a sudden gust of wind caused him to lose control of his paraglider and crashed. 28 year old Orman was a native of Murphy’s, California and had graduated from Bret Harte High School before moving to Tucson Arizona to attend medical school. The Calaveras Enterprise reports the accident happened Sunday, April 7 when a small gust of wind known as a dust devil occurred and sent the medical student spiraling out of control. A Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s spokesperson stated the death of Zach Orman was a tragic accident that caused massive head injuries.

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What You Ought To Know About Bed Sores - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

What You Ought To Know About Bed Sores - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

Bed sores are a very painful condition that affects many elderly or bed ridden people. Bed sores, or pressure sores, are tissue damage to the skin caused by prolonged pressure to one area of the body. They are especially prone to spots that are bony, like the knees, hips, buttocks and heels.

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Bard Settles Vaginal Mesh Suit Before Trial | Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

In September of 2013, C.R. Bard settled a suit for damages sustained by Melanie Virgil for an undisclosed amount before the trial date. This is the second case C.R.Bard has settled regarding their product. In August of 2013, C. R. Bard agreed to pay $2 million settlement to a woman injured by the product. These settlements followed a California court case in 2012 in which the company was ordered to pay $5.5 million in damages to another woman.

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Doubts Cast Over CDC Figures Regarding Fungal Meningitis Deaths | Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

A recently filed federal lawsuit has cast doubts on the accuracy of figures released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak.

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NTSB Release Report Detailing Probable Cause of Helicopter Accident | Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

The National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has released a probable cause report for a helicopter crash that claimed three lives in July 2010. The report indicates that poor maintenance, an abbreviated post maintenance test flight, and a lack of oversight by the Federal Aviation Authority are the likely causes of the accident.

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Different Types of Medical Malpractice Damages - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

Different Types of Medical Malpractice Damages - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by the negligence of a medical professional. To bring a claim against a doctor or medical professional, the patient needs to show that the medical professional was negligent and that negligence resulted in the injury to the patient. The patient must also show that the injury caused damages, such as physical and/or mental pain, and medical bills that the patient otherwise would not have incurred.

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Nursing Malpractice: When Does It Occur and Who Is Responsible? - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer

Nursing Malpractice: When Does It Occur and Who Is Responsible? - Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury | Scoop.it

Nurse malpractice is the improper treatment of patients that results in injury or death to the patient. Some nurses may provide treatments that only doctors are licensed to perform, and sometimes the doctors themselves are the ones that encourage in order lessening their own workload. When this occurs and results in harm, the patient is fully within his or her rights to claim malpractice because the treatment is being provided by someone unqualified.

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10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag

Learn If You or Someone You Know 
Might Be Eligible for the  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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NTSB expected to update Metro-North investigation

NTSB expected to update Metro-North investigation | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
Federal investigators said last weekend the investigation partially focused on two sections of broken rail found at the scene that are being analyzed in a lab in Washington,D.C.
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Minneapolis: Mediation planned in lawsuits over Wyoming plane crash

Minneapolis: Mediation planned in lawsuits over Wyoming plane crash | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in western Wyoming that killed a Twin Cities father and three sons.
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Objections Mount to $1.6 Billion Toyota Settlement

Objections Mount to $1.6 Billion Toyota  Settlement | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
Potential class members in the sudden acceleration litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. have filed objections to the proposed $1.6 billion settlement reached on behalf of consumers asserting claims for economic damages.
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Long Term Disability Benefits Lawyer | ERISA - SSDI - VA Disability Benefits

Long Term Disability Benefits Lawyer | ERISA - SSDI - VA Disability Benefits | Personal Injury | Scoop.it
Long term disability benefits denied? Fight back with strong attorney representation! Get the long term disability benefits, Social Security, or VA disability you deserve.
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