Legal News Roundup: January 20
Posted in In the news on January 20, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Notable Names on Donald Trump’s Pardon List Donald Trump granted clemency to 143 people. Reuters – Former President Donald Trump issued a flurry of presidential pardons and commutations for 143 people during his last day in office. The people he granted clemency to ranged...
Baby Walkers: Not Worth the Safety Risk
Posted in In the news, Product Liability on January 18, 2021
Did you know that the sale of baby walkers is banned in Canada? If the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gets its way, the same will be true in the United States. Why would the AAP want to ban something as seemingly run-of-the-mill as a baby walker? The answer is simple—baby walkers are dangerous. Baby...
Legal News Roundup: January 13
Posted in In the news on January 13, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Akron Municipal Court Becomes Beacon of Hope Judge Ron Cable Court News Ohio – After years of planning and executing, Akron Municipal Court has become a symbol of hope for survivors of human trafficking who end up in the judicial system. Restore Individual Self-Empowerment...
Need to Know: Medication Errors
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 12, 2021
Each year in the United States, adverse drug events (ADEs)—harm resulting from medication use—cause more than one million visits to hospital emergency departments. Medication errors pose a serious public health issue. Troubling Numbers According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication. 29...
How to Make Those New Year’s Resolutions Stick
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 7, 2021
Can you guess how long New Year’s resolutions last, on average? If you answered one week, you win a prize. So, what’s the reason that most resolutions fail? Experts used to think that a lack of willpower was the main culprit. It turns out that it is far more nuanced than that. “People who...
Medical Misdiagnosis: False Positives in Prostate Cancer Biopsies
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 5, 2021
Facts about prostate cancer Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. It is a serious health concern, especially for older men. In fact, prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality for males in the United States. About one in nine men will...
Legal News Roundup: December 30
Posted in In the news on December 30, 2020
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Cleveland Officers In Death Of Tamir Rice NPR – The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge any of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a Black 12-year-old boy who was killed by police in...
Legal News Roundup: December 23
Posted in In the news on December 23, 2020
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Pardons from President Trump ‘Tis the season for presidential pardons. NBC News – President Donald Trump pardoned former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos on Tuesday, along with over a dozen other people, including several former congressmen. The White House said that Trump was granting full...
You Can’t Sue Pfizer or Moderna if You Have Severe Vaccine Side Effects
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on December 22, 2020
If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, there is basically no one to hold responsible in a U.S. court of law. According to CNBC, the federal government—through the PREP Act—has granted companies like Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their coronavirus vaccines. There is...
Good Giving Guidelines
Posted in Consumer Protection on December 21, 2020
The United States is a generous country. In 2019, Americans contributed almost $450 billion to charitable causes. Corporate giving increased to $21.09 billion while foundation giving reached an impressive $75.69 billion. In fact, charitable giving accounted for 2.1 percent of gross domestic product in 2018. This is the time of year when people traditionally...