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Food Safety: A Big Concern in the United States

Monthly Archives: November 2013

Food Safety: A Big Concern in the United States

While consumers take precautions to handle food safely within their own homes, there is little they can do to ensure the food they purchase is not contaminated or adulterated. To a large extent, we rely on producers and vendors to ensure our food is safe. Sometimes it is not.  In 2010, cantaloupe from Jensen Farms… Read More »

Danger in the Dust: Silicosis

While many workers are familiar with the dangers of breathing asbestos fibers, few understand the danger in dust containing silica, a common component of dust produced on construction and drilling sites. Silicate minerals are extremely common in the crust of the earth and are a component of rocks, bedrock, granite, building and landscaping materials. Working… Read More »

What Is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program intended to provide speedy medical benefits and other benefits to workers injured on the job. Benefits are obtained through insurance policies paid for by employers in exchange for release of liability for on-the-job injuries. Often exploited by employers and employees, the system is susceptible to workers’ compensation fraud. What… Read More »

What Is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

The program names look the same, but there is a great deal of difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our attorneys work hard to ensure clients receive the benefits for which they are eligible. Partly because both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), many people confuse… Read More »

Allergic Consumers at Risk from Food Manufacturers and Servers

Personal injury attorneys are used to dealing with product safety issues. But when the product that endangers consumers is their own food, they may feel particularly vulnerable. Some 15 million Americans have one or more food allergies. They’re easy to spot as they scrutinize label after label at the supermarket. So just what are they… Read More »

Dangerous Dogs in New Jersey: How Do You Know?

In August, an 82-year-old Passaic woman walked into her backyard to fill her birdfeeders. An approximately 80-lb. pit bull-type dog owned by a neighbor scaled a 6-foot fence dividing the properties and attacked the woman. Suffering severe injury to her arm and leg, she escaped the dog and made it into her home, leaving bloody… Read More »

2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Raises Questions about Applicability to Differing Areas of Personal Injury Law

Toward the end of 2012, the news was full of disturbing stories of patients in nearly every state who received steroid injections contaminated with fungus. Many of those patients died from fungal meningitis, while others may have contracted the disease, which can take up to a month to display symptoms. On the surface, these cases… Read More »

Listing of 90 Overutilized Medical Tests and Procedures can Help Patients Avoid Unnecessary Expenses, if Used Wisely

A recently released list of 90 overutilized tests and treatments can help patients work with their doctors to make informed decisions about whether a test is truly necessary. The list was developed by 17 medical specialty groups under an initiative by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, in partnership with Consumer Reports magazine, according… Read More »