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Who is Liable for Construction Worker Deaths in Baltimore Bridge Collapse?

The city of Baltimore was left devastated when the Francis Scott Key Bridge, a vital piece of infrastructure, collapsed in a deadly incident involving a cargo ship late last month. The bridge’s collapse resulted in the loss of lives and significant damages, prompting an urgent investigation into the cause and liability of this catastrophic event.  […]

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims Expected to Increase Leading Up to August 2024 Filing Deadline

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden in August 2022, has provided a ray of hope for veterans, military family members, and individuals who have suffered serious illnesses due to exposure to contaminated water at the U.S. Marine Corps training base in North Carolina. This landmark legislation has opened a

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit: A Step Toward Settlement

The U.S. government is one step closer to settling thousands of claims alleging illnesses and deaths related to the contaminated water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Between the years 1953 and 1987, the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals, causing severe health issues for veterans and their family members.

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Nursing Home Staffing Shortages, Abuse, and Neglect: A Lingering Issue Post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on nursing homes across the United States, exposing longstanding issues of staffing shortages and infection control. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) sheds light on the challenges faced by long-term care facilities and emphasizes the need for

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Judges Rule on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits: No Jury Trials

Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps Base in North Carolina, has been at the center of a legal battle regarding water contamination and the resulting health issues faced by military personnel and their families. In a recent ruling, four U.S. District Court judges have determined that victims of past water contamination at Camp Lejeune are not

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Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Over Benzene-Contaminated Sunscreen

In a recent ruling, a North Carolina federal judge has determined that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must face a personal injury lawsuit filed by a father who claims that his 14-year-old son passed away from leukemia after prolonged exposure to J&J sunscreen products that were contaminated with benzene, a known carcinogen. The judge found that

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U.S. Government Issues $1.5 Million in Six Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

Camp Lejeune, a U.S. Marine Corps training base in North Carolina, has been at the center of a long-standing water contamination issue. From 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals like benzene, vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene, and tetrachloroethylene, leading to serious health consequences for Marines, their families, and others

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Only 5% of U.S. Nursing Homes Meet Minimum Staffing Standards Established by Federal Law

Nursing home abuse is a serious public health issue that has garnered significant attention in recent years. The quality of care provided to elderly and ill Americans in nursing facilities has been a subject of concern, with staffing levels playing a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of residents. Sadly, new data released

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FDA Implements Enhanced Oversight and Guidelines for Infant Formula Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently taken significant steps to enhance its oversight and regulation of the baby formula market in the wake of massive recalls and other public concerns, including reports of potentially deadly necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants. The agency’s efforts aim to ensure the safety and quality of

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California Jury Awards $332 Million in Roundup Trial Over Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Earlier this week, pharmaceutical and biotechnology giant Bayer was ordered to pay $332 million in damages to a man who claimed his cancer was caused by exposure to the company’s Roundup weed killer. The verdict includes $7 million in compensatory damages and $325 million in punitive damages designed to punish the company for failing to

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