May 2020

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How to Recover Fair Punitive Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Case

You know that your loved one may be able to recover for past and future medical bills, pain, suffering, and out-of-pocket expenses in a nursing home abuse case, but those damages may not significantly hurt the nursing home. That’s Where Punitive Damages Come In Punitive…

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Johnson & Johnson Stops Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in the United States

In 1894, Johnson & Johnson began selling baby powder products in the United States that contained a crushed form of the mineral talc. For more than 120 years, Johnson & Johnson would continue to sell a talc-based baby powder product in the United States. Johnson…

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How bad do bedsores have to be before a nursing home resident can file a negligence lawsuit?

The law does not require that bedsores reach a certain stage before an injured nursing home resident can pursue a lawsuit. However, the bedsore stage can be significant in determining damages. Why Bedsore Stages Matter Bedsore staging provides a general guideline about the severity of…

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Acquired Brain Injuries: Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

An acquired brain injury is any type of brain injury that occurs after birth. Acquired brain injuries are not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. Instead, they often occur because of an illness or traumatic event. Accordingly, acquired brain injuries are often divided into two groups: traumatic and…

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Judge Makes Important Ruling in Johnson & Johnson Talcum-Based Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Over the last few years, women have sued Johnson & Johnson claiming that the company’s talcum-based products caused their ovarian cancer. Specifically, the women (or their survivors) allege that talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos, which caused their cancer. As of April 30, 2020, more…

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