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Legal News Archive: June 2017

Important Updates Regarding Defective Air Bag Manufacturer

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

Takata, the embattled manufacturer of faulty airbags, is widely expected to pursue bankruptcy in the coming months.  Industry insiders see no way for the manufacturer to continue doing business after agreeing to a one billion dollar settlement and pleading guilty to negligence in Federal courts. 

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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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