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Avoid Dangerous Products During Holiday Shopping

Millions of shoppers throughout the globe are striving to find the perfect holiday gift.  However, a gift that seems perfect could actually be potentially dangerous. Five Thirty-Eight reported that 2015 was a popular year for hoverboards and hoverboard related injuries....

/ December 11, 2016
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Employer Liability For Distracted Driving

Employers are responsible for ensuring their employees adhere to the applicable federal agency regulations and federal, state and municipal laws, according to the National Safety Council. (NSC) This includes distracted driving laws. Employees who cause an accident as a result...

/ May 22, 2016
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Detergent Pods: Time-saving or Life-threatening?

Detergent pods can be a blessing for individuals who have a difficult time measuring the right amount of laundry detergent. But can these little packets that save time and prevent mess be harmful for your little “blessing”? Almost 8,200 children...

/ April 21, 2016
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Flavored Vapes: The Poison Apple for Children

Electronic cigarettes, also known as vapes, are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional cigarettes for adults. A recent CBS6 report suggested that hundreds of children under six are suffering vape poisoning—what’s more alarming is that this is not from second-hand...

/ April 12, 2016

How An Uber Driver’s Personal Injury Liability Affects You

Whether or not a driver is part of Uber or Lyft can impact the personal injury claim of all parties involved in a car accident. One may worry what will happen if he or she is a passenger in an...

/ March 20, 2016

Franchise Pros and Cons: A Guide for Prospective Business Owners

Individuals who yearn for the freedom to be their own boss, but don’t have the time to experience the growing pains of a new business may want to consider a franchise. The time it takes to open a franchise business...

/ February 9, 2016

Not Just for New Year’s Eve: Safe Ride Programs

New Year’s Eve is a night for celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another, but celebrations also mean that New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous driving nights of the year. If you plan...

/ January 1, 2016

Whistleblowers, Beware: Most Claims End In Disappointment

To many, whistleblowers are akin to folk heroes. After all, the result of many famous whistleblowers coming forward yielded a number of earth shattering decisions in court. Had these individuals not come forward then much of the fraud and corruption...

/ November 25, 2015

What You Need to Know About Date Rape Drugs

Bill Cosby recently admitted that he drugged women that he wanted to have sex with during the 1960’s and 1970’s. At that time, many of today’s “date rape” drugs didn’t exist. Cosby had a doctor write him a prescription for...

/ October 14, 2015

AUA Warns Testosterone Drugs May Be Dangerous

The American Urological Association has published a statement on testosterone therapy after an FDA safety communication warning of potential cardiovascular risks.   The American Urological Association is an organization of medical doctors who research and treat diseases of the male...

/ October 14, 2015