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More Settlements Reached Over College Athlete Sex Abuse Scandals

Thousands of athletes join colleges across the country every year, hoping to make it to the top of their sport. Athletes dedicate themselves to their sport, striving to reach the peak of their fitness to advance within their sport. Sadly, many college athletes have found…

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Despite Opioid Settlements, Overdose Deaths Are Increasing

In 2020, as the COVID-19 crisis raged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saw the number of fatal drug overdoses increase by 30 percent, with more than 100,000 deaths across the country. Unfortunately, it appears now that while the COVID-19 crisis is now…

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Who Pays for Gig Workers Injured on the Job?

As the gig economy grows across the country, more U.S. workers are turning to side hustles or other jobs to help make ends meet. More than 36% of workers are part of the gig economy in the U.S. either through their primary or secondary employment.…

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What’s Happening with Paraquat and Parkinson’s Lawsuits?

Around 1,000 paraquat lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of the popular weed and grass killer. These lawsuits claim paraquat increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease and that the herbicide manufacturers, including Syngenta and Chevron USA, failed to warn consumers of the risks. Many of…

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New Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement Depends on Sackler Family Legal Shield

Members of the Sackler family hope an appeals court will grant them legal protections that would make it impossible for people to file future opioid civil lawsuits against them. The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, a company known to have played a major role in…

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Possible DOJ Investigation Regarding Philips CPAP Recall

On April 25, Royal Philips announced they received a subpoena from the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the company’s massive recall of respiratory devices. The DOJ requested information from Philips related to events that led to the CPAP recall, a signal that they may be…

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Bankruptcy Can’t Fully Protect J&J From Baby Powder Lawsuits

Since 1886, Johnson & Johnson health and pharmaceutical products have appeared in homes across the U.S. and around the world. From baby powder to sunscreen, J&J products fill a variety of consumer needs. But recently, the company has faced a mounting number of baby powder…

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More Drug Recalls Due to High Levels of Nitrosamines

Unfortunately, in this 21st-century world of ours, it has become a familiar headline: “Major Drug Maker Finds Toxin in Popular Medication.”  This time, the drugmaker is Pfizer, and the toxin is N-nitroso-quinapril, a nitrosamine linked to several cancers, including lung, brain, liver, kidney, bladder, stomach…

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