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Prison Abuse Rampant in U.S. Facilities

There are 2.3 million people in U.S. jails and prisons, a number that’s higher than any other country’s incarcerated population. The cost of the justice system is billions of dollars per year, but the impact of a system rampant with abuse could arguably be deemed…

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Job outlook for lawyers good in 2021

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Jail costs go up as crime goes down

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Keep An Eye Out For Complications Associated With Surgical Staples

Surgical staples are considered in many situations to have more benefits than traditional sutures in large part because they give doctors the ability to move quickly and close skin wounds in difficult-to-reach places more easily. However, using them does come with risks. In a lawsuit…

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Rights Violations and Mental Illness a Result of Prison Abuse and Mistreatment

Prison abuse is a widespread problem in the United States. With about 2.3 million people in jails and prisons, the cost of staffing and running these facilities costs billions of dollars each year. Along with America’s mass incarceration, the penal system has been a breeding…

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Lawsuits Against Weed-Killer Paraquat On the Rise

Legal troubles continue to mount for Syngenta, the manufacturer of paraquat – the herbicide used to control grass, weeds and vegetation across the U.S. Recently, lawsuits have been filed against Syngenta for personal injury, product liability and negligence. Multiple lawsuits have been filed across state…

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Surgical Stapler Mishaps: Pay Attention to Recalls

Surgical staplers can make life easier for both patients and doctors. These days they are often used instead of sutures and relied upon at hospitals for several procedures ranging from simply closing a skin wound to removing a part of an organ like a lung…

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The Hidden Health Risks of Paraquat

Paraquat is an effective and inexpensive herbicide. When applied correctly, it controls grass, vegetation and weeds incredibly well. American farmers and farmworkers have been using this herbicide since it arrived on the market in the 1960s.  In the last twenty years, as grass, vegetation and…

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History on Repeat: The Sordid Reality of Prison Abuse in the U.S.

U.S. jails and prisons have been under fire for decades for the conditions in which inmates endure. Lawsuits against staff, facilities, and even states for prison abuse and rights violations emerge year after year. Physical and sexual abuse, demeaning treatment, threats, and unsanitary conditions are…

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Paragard IUD Injuries Lead to Lawsuits Across the U.S.

About 65% of women in the U.S. – roughly 47 million – use contraception to prevent pregnancy. One in 10 women chooses LARC or long-acting reversible contraceptives. Among LARC options, intrauterine devices (IUDs)  are common, given their convenience and low maintenance levels. But there are…

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Surgical Stapler Injuries and Keeping the Public in the Know

Two years ago this month, Kaiser Health News (KHN) released an investigative article critical of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It revealed severe and dangerous shortcomings in the agency’s reporting processes.  On March 7, 2019, the publication reported the FDA kept valuable information…

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