Legal News Archive: October 2016
October 31, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
In the third case of its kind this year, a jury awarded a California woman $70 million after she had used Johnson & Johnson baby power and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. With this latest verdict, the total owed to plaintiffs in 2016 in the cases against Johnson & Johnson has reached almost $200 million. Many women are concerned now more than ever about the risks of being diagnosed with this rare yet deadly disease as the result of using what they thought was a basic feminine hygiene product.
Continue Reading: Jury Awards Woman $70 Million in Latest Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Verdict
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October 28, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
With the election less than two weeks away, vice presidential candidate Mike Pence had quite the scare when his campaign plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport during landing. Fortunately, a major accident was avoided and no one was injured thanks to safety equipment on the runway which halted the airplane less than a quarter of a mile from the Grand Central Parkway.
Continue Reading: Mike Pence Thankful No One Injured After Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport
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October 26, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
As we head into Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, a recent study has confirmed what many people may not realize—lung cancer is the largest cancer killer in women. And while over 106,000 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and 72,000 will lose their battle with the disease, a disturbing 98 percent of women do not even think about lung cancer when considering risks to their health and well-being. Neglecting the possibility of being diagnosed with lung cancer may also contribute to its high mortality rate.
Continue Reading: Greater Awareness Necessary for Lung Cancer Diagnosis in Women
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October 25, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Ten women and three men on their way back from a casino were fatally injured when the bus they were riding on collided with a tractor-trailer on a California highway early Sunday morning. Dozens of injured passengers were taken to three area hospitals for treatment, in what is being described as one of the deadliest crashes the state has ever seen.
Continue Reading: Investigation Continues into Deadly California Bus Crash
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October 21, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Halloween is right around the corner and the streets will be filled with children decked out in their costumes, going from house to house in search of candy. While it is a festive and fun day, it is also a dangerous one, with more people out and about, especially after the sun goes down. Parents and homeowners both need to take precautions to make sure everyone stays accident and injury free.
Continue Reading: Protecting Yourself from Halloween Hazards
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October 17, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
This summer the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put forth a proposal to help cut down the number of deaths due to truck accidents, by ensuring that large trucks could not travel at high speeds. Now, New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Transportation for the speed restrictive devices recommended by the NHTSA to be approved and put into place as soon as possible.
Continue Reading: New York Senator Proposes Speed Regulations to Reduce the Number of Fatal Truck Accidents
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October 14, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It started as an ordinary morning for a young Brooklyn mother as she was ready to take the elevator down from the 23rd floor at the Sea Rise Apartments near Coney Island. When the doors opened and the 21-year-old went to enter the elevator car with the stroller holding her young daughter, the mother and infant instead fell into the elevator shaft and onto the top of the car they were waiting for.
Continue Reading: Elevator Accident in Brooklyn Fatally Injures an Infant
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October 13, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
On the heels of reports showing an increase in traffic related deaths comes news that the number of teenage drivers involved in fatal crashes is also on the rise. Speeding, distracted driving, and poor visual screening were found to be the largest mistakes teen drivers make behind the wheel, contributing to the number of accidents. Parents apparently do not appear to be helping the situation either, as researchers found it is often a case of “do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to adults and their teenage drivers.
Continue Reading: Frightening New Statistics on Teenage Drivers
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October 11, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Less than a month after Samsung issued a recall of the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 7 phone, the South Korean company has announced that it will no longer manufacture or sell the problematic model. Despite the recall, reports of replacement phones overheating and exploding continued, forcing Samsung to completely take the defective product off the market before someone was seriously burned or injured.
Continue Reading: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Gone For Good
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October 07, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
After record low traffic fatalities in the United States in 2011, the numbers have been moving in the opposite direction. The first half of 2016 saw another significant rise in deaths related to traffic accidents and if the trend continues, the U.S. could be facing 40,000 people killed on our nation’s roads and highways unless drivers begin to change their behavior behind the wheel.
Continue Reading: Injuries and Deaths Due to Traffic Accidents Continue to Rise
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October 05, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
In less than 10 years, Airbnb has become a $50 billion company with more than two million listing in over 200 countries across the globe. The cost efficient alternative to booking a hotel room in a major city is attractive to travelers and to home owners trying to support their income. With the business model becoming so successful so quickly, there is an ongoing concern about safety and possible injuries for consumers in the rented out dwellings. Now, a pair of New York state senators are looking for legislation to be passed to put a stop to the potential hazardous situations.
Continue Reading: New York Lawmakers Take On Airbnb Safety Concerns
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October 03, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Every year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer with the death toll at more than 40,000. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an opportune time to look at the different stages of breast cancer and how they affect a woman’s body and her rate of survival. Since early detection can lead to a more effective course of treatment, a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of any cancer can be fatal.
Continue Reading: Understanding the Stages of Breast Cancer to Prevent a Misdiagnosis
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