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How Legal Action Can Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

How Legal Action Can Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse June 13, 2024. By LAS Staff Writer.

Santa Clara, CA Legal abuse is an unfortunate reality for some people living in a nursing home. Residents often don’t have the same freedoms that other adults do, placing them at the mercy of their caregivers physically, medically, and mentally. 

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Lawyers Predict Unprecedented Amount of PFAS Lawsuits

Lawyers Predict Unprecedented Amount of PFAS Lawsuits June 10, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CAChemical companies making PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals” are advised to “do what you can, while you can, before you get sued”, but the battle has already begun for some manufacturers. For instance, 3M agreed to pay water utilities nationwide at least $10 billion for cleanup costs and at least thirty state attorneys general have also sued PFAS makers for widespread contamination. If you aren’t familiar with the extent of PFAS damages, a recent The New York Times article is an eye-opener, to say the least, and the fallout will likely feed into PFAS litigation.
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The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault

The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault May 28, 2024. By LAS Staff Writer.
Toronto, OntarioThe question of consent is at the core of both rape and sexual assault, so affirmative consent must be freely given; any form of coercion or fraud does not qualify as valid consent. While people tend to view rape as something perpetrated between strangers, in actuality it often involves known individuals or family members and can even appear consensual; nonetheless it remains illegal.
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Camp LeJeune in Denial

Camp LeJeune in Denial May 26, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Sauk City, WIMore than 2,000 claims through the Camp Lejeune Family Member Program have been denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. According to VA officials, claims were filed by qualifying family members who lived at the North Carolina military base during 1953 to 1987. They were relying on compensation to cover their medical bills to treat serious illnesses associated with the contaminated water at Camp LeJeune.  
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Reading Hospital Settles $32.5M Birth Injury Lawsuit

Reading Hospital Settles $32.5M Birth Injury Lawsuit May 24, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
West Reading, PA A birth injury lawsuit filed in 2022 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas alleging medical malpractice has been settled for $32.5 million with Reading Hospital. The medical malpractice complaint involved several medical errors that a jury was set to hear before the settlement was reached last month. Tragically, the now 5-year-old boy suffers from permanent neurological injuries: He is nonverbal, cortically blind, has cerebral palsy and has to be tube-fed. And he will need around-the-clock care for the rest of his life.
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FDA Misses Deadline to Ban Formaldehyde in Hair Relaxers

FDA Misses Deadline to Ban Formaldehyde in Hair Relaxers May 21, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA The FDA has missed its own April deadline to ban formaldehyde in hair-relaxers, despite mounting pressure to remove the hazardous chemical from all hair-straightener products, and despite no opposition to its removal. Critics say the agency’s failure to deal with the proposed new regulation would do far too little, in addition to being far too late. After all, the FDA's role is to prevent harm from happening in the first place. Many Black women with serious health issues linked to these products have filed over 6,000 hair relaxer lawsuits against manufacturers and the longer the FDA stalls, more complaints are inevitable.
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Suboxone Statute of Limitations

Suboxone Statute of Limitations May 16, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA June 2024 marks the two-year anniversary of Suboxone’s statute of limitations deadlines and lawyers predict thousands more Suboxone tooth decay lawsuits will be filed against Indivior Inc., mainly failure to warn about the risk of dental injuries. It is crucial to file a lawsuit against Indivior or other defendants before the statute of limitations passes. If not, plaintiffs may be unable to proceed with a case.
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Ozempic and Wegovy Linked to Aspiration Pneumonia

Ozempic and Wegovy Linked to Aspiration Pneumonia May 15, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA Patients who have undergone surgeries and endoscopies and taking weight-loss Ozempic, Wegovy and other GLP-1 medications risk aspiration pneumonia. A study conducted by researchers in California found that patients who underwent the procedure were 33 percent more likely to suffer the complication, which can be life-threatening.
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Non-Excusable Traffic Violations Drivers Should Avoid

Non-Excusable Traffic Violations Drivers Should Avoid May 13, 2024. By LAS Staff Writer.
Santa Clara, CA Drivers should always maintain safety on the road. Not doing so, or ignoring basic traffic rules, puts the lives of passengers, other drivers and pedestrians in danger. Traffic violations occur in many ways. While you can consider some minor traffic violations, the consequences are far-reaching. Below are non-excusable offenses you should avoid.

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