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Long-Term Affects of Water Contamination Can Be Deadly

June 23, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Five officials in charge of the Flint, Michigan water supply have been charged with manslaughter as a result of inaction to fix health issues in the area.  These most recent charges are tied to an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in 2014 and 2015 that resulted in a dozen deaths and hundreds of illnesses.

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Negligence in Ferry Accidents

June 22, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A ferry bearing passengers from Nantucket to Hyannis ran aground in the late evening of June 16th, 2017, leaving 18 injured.  An investigation by the Coast Guard has yet to yield any answers as to why the boat went off track and crashed into the rocky shoals, though the company that owned and operated the ferry indicated weather might have been a factor.  A definitive explanation could take months, if one is ever found. 

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Actos Presents Significant Side Effects

June 21, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

In December of 2016, the FDA reaffirmed its warning that Actos (a brand name for pioglitazone) is linked to bladder cancer, particularly for people taking large doses or taking the drug for a year or longer.  Actos is commonly prescribed for periods of a year or more to patients suffering from Type II diabetes.  Manufacturers of Actos had hoped that the FDA would retract the link to bladder cancer based on industry-funded research.

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Avoiding Drunk Drivers to Stay Safe on the Road

June 20, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

There is little you can do to keep the other people on the road from driving drunk.  If you see something that indicates another driver is under the influence, you can call the police and report the license plate and the location, but you can’t directly intervene.  All you can do is keep your distance and keep safe.

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Varieties of Risks With Bus Transportation

June 19, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The bus is an American staple, used to transport millions of people every year.  With their large capacity, buses can be the ideal choice for a variety of different situations.  When driving the highways or even just making a quick trip to the supermarket, buses are a common sight, with many of us sharing the roads with them on a weekly basis.

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Urgent Care Regulations and Accreditations

June 16, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Urgent Cares promise fast medical care in non-emergency situations, even without an appointment.  For some families, Urgent Cares act as a replacement for primary care physicians, as the family only utilizes healthcare services in the rare circumstance they need a prescription to treat something they can’t sleep away.

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E-Cigarettes as Harmful as Unfiltered Cigarettes

June 15, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Expecting the tobacco companies to care about the health and safety of their customers is unrealistic.  Time and again it has been shown that the only thing that matters is the bottom line, and they are willing to cause disastrous health problems to consumers if it increases their profits.

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Legislation Regarding Mold and Other Environmental Irritants

June 14, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Legislation is in Committee in the State of New York to address the health crisis associated with mold, cockroach, and mice in New York tenancies.  Exposure to mold, mouse and cockroach droppings is associated with a higher risk of developing asthma and other lung diseases.  Many homes and apartments in the New York area are infested with vermin and have recurring problems with black mold.

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Defective Drug Design a Global Problem

June 13, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

With all the problems Americans have with defective drug design, it is easy to lose track of the fact that this is actually a worldwide problem.  Most pharmaceuticals designed in America are also sold globally, meaning millions more consumers are suffering negative side effects than many Americans realize.

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The Risks with Delayed C-Sections

June 12, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The labor and delivery process can be very difficult.  Oftentimes, the woman giving birth does not understand her options.  She relies upon her doctor, the professional, to help her make the best choices she can as quickly as needed.  In best case scenarios, the doctor presents the information and helps the patient make an informed decision.

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Revisiting Three Mile Island

June 09, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For decades the Nuclear Industry has insisted that the accident at Three Mile Island, though terrifying, had no major effect on the health of Americans who lived nearby.  The radiation was mostly contained, they insisted, and exposure to limited doses of radiation does not necessarily cause harm.  New research out of Penn State University is challenging that claim.

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Workplace Violence Liability

June 08, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Five people are dead and more injured after a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida the morning of June 5th, 2017.  Police are still searching for answers as to the motive of the shooter, but early reports indicate the assailant was a former worker at the warehouse where the shootings took place.

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Horrible Oversight at Daycare Facility

June 07, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

At first the owners and management declared there was no reason to believe anything more than a terrible accident had taken place on May 23rd, 2017, when an 8-month-old baby was discovered not breathing at Rocket Tiers Learning Center.  Emergency personnel were called, but doctors were unable to save the child.  Owners sent home a note to parents, letting them know about the awful tragedy and reassure them it was not the fault of caregivers.

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Symptoms of Metallosis

May 31, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The failure of Metal-on-Metal hip implants is now well established.  Multiple manufacturers have recalled the devices, a clear acknowledgement that the devices are unsafe.  A series of successful lawsuits against some of those companies have established that these implants were defective at the design stage, posing a serious health risk to anyone who received them from the moment they were conceived.

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Radiation at the Workplace

May 29, 2017 | New York Workplace Toxic Exposure Law Firm, Workplace Accident and Toxic Exposure Law Firm New York, Manhattan Toxic Exposure Law Firm

A worker at a decommissioned nuclear weapons facility in Washington State might have carried radioactive contamination home with him after his clothes were exposed.  The incident happened on May 18th.  Politicians in the state are calling on the federal government to expedite the decontamination of the site, a project which has been underway since 1989.

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Summer Travel Caution with Botulism at a California Rest Stop

May 26, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

One person is dead and another is paralyzed after a rest stop in California served nacho cheese tainted with Botulism for nearly a week.  Botulism is a rare and deadly foodborne infection that was much more common when tin was used for canning goods in the United States.  Botulism has been mostly eradicated through better food sanitation practices, and is now better known for its cosmetic and medicinal purposes as Botox.

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Taking Risks at a Water Park

May 24, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Water parks can be a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.  Offering slides, pools, and other attractions, water parks offer family fun as well as opportunities for teenagers and young adults to spend time with their friends.

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A Quick Reversal for Johnson & Johnson

May 23, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Just two months ago, Johnson & Johnson were declaring victory and vindication after winning a single trial in St. Louis.  The company claimed momentum and that juries were beginning to believe their version of science.  But any momentum was short-lived, as a Virginia jury this month saw things differently than the group in St. Louis.

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Cancer Test Continuum

May 22, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Determining whether or not you have cancer is usually a multi-step process.  Dependent upon the type of cancer, the process can look a little different, but it usually starts with displaying symptoms consistent with a cancer diagnosis.  This is not always true in the case of breast cancer, colon cancer, or other types of cancer where screening tests are performed proactively.

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Importance of Age at Which Traumatic Brain Injury Occurs

May 18, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is always devastating for the individual who suffers the injury.  These injuries tend to affect a person’s moods, daily living skills, and ability to hold a job.  Relationships are drastically changed, as the person with the brain injury sometimes cannot manage the same responsibilities.

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