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    • Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

      Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

      Recent health and safety information has arisen with regard to asbestos contamination of common talc baby powder products, including talc products sold by Johnson & Johnson, and other talcum powder products still for sale throughout the United States. During 2016 […]

    • Federal Efforts to Cap Medical Malpractice Awards Stall

      Federal Efforts to Cap Medical Malpractice Awards Stall

      A rare win appears within reach for the “forgotten people” who stand to lose so much if Republicans in Congress succeed in completely repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). H.R. 1215, introduced as companion legislation to the American […]

    • FDA Bans Powdered Surgical Gloves

      FDA Bans Powdered Surgical Gloves

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a ban on the use of powdered gloves in surgery and other medical and dental procedures. The FDA originally issued a proposal to ban the gloves in March of last year but […]

    • Jury: Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn About Talcum Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risks

      Jury: Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn About Talcum Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risks

      A jury in St. Louis awarded $110.5 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for more than 40 years. The civil defective and dangerous product lawsuit centered […]

    • Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Fatal DUI Crash

      Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Fatal DUI Crash

      A 23 year old medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School was killed in the early AM hours of April 24, 2016 in a DUI wreck, by a 39 year old Virginia Beach man. This week, he received a sentence […]

    • Spike in Drug Abuse Deaths Mirrored in Rise in Fatal Drugged Driving Crashes

      Spike in Drug Abuse Deaths Mirrored in Rise in Fatal Drugged Driving Crashes

      April 2017 brought bad news about drug-related fatalities on two fronts. Virginia became the latest state to see dramatic increases in deadly opioid overdoses, and a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) revealed that, for the first time, […]

    • York, PA Student Designs Winning ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ Billboard

      York, PA Student Designs Winning ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ Billboard

      Those who drove on I-83 in York, Pennsylvania in April had an opportunity to see the contribution of a York Tech high school student to National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tech senior entered her design for this year’s ‘No […]

    • 3 Vehicle Crash on I-81 in Virginia Kills Two College Students

      3 Vehicle Crash on I-81 in Virginia Kills Two College Students

      A three vehicle wreck on I-81 in Wythe County, Virginia killed a Radford University and a Virginia Tech student, and five other people went to the hospital with various injuries.  The deadly crash happened on the evening of March 31. […]

    • FDA: Shoulder Implant Device Recalled Due to Fracture Risk

      FDA: Shoulder Implant Device Recalled Due to Fracture Risk

      Over the past several years, there have been multiple recalls involving implant devices because of the dangerous risks they pose to patients. These recalls have included devices use for hip replacement and for knee replacements. Recently, the Food and Drug […]

    • Can Mild Brain Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

      Can Mild Brain Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

      One of the most serious injuries that an accident victim can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to national statistics, more than 1.5 million people become brain injury victims. Approximately 50,000 of those victims die from those injuries, […]