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. [caption id="attachment_32723"...
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...
How to Prevent Holiday Package Theft
Posted in Consumer Protection on December 15, 2020
The holidays are here! Sadly, so too are package thieves. Around the country, more than 1.7 million packages are stolen or go missing every day, adding up to more than $25 million in lost goods and services, according to an analysis by José Holguín-Veras, an engineering professor and director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute...
Identity Theft 411
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on December 14, 2020
The Ohio Attorney General's office released a two-page report outlining the basics of identity theft. [caption id="attachment_32628" align="alignright" width="390"] There are many types of identity theft.[/caption] Identity theft occurs when someone steals another person's personal identifying information—like their name, identifying number or credit card number—and uses it to commit fraud or other crimes. Common...
Keep your kids safe with these sledding tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness on January 4, 2020
There's no doubt about it, sledding is tons of fun. It serves as a great winter activity. A day on the hill makes for great family fun and can keep kids occupied for hours at a time. Unfortunately, sledding accidents can also land kids in the hospital. According to Nationwide Children's Hospital, more than...