Year: 2015

Staying Safe on the Roads This Winter

Staying Safe on the Roads This Winter Winter is officially here, which means driving is about to get much more difficult. If you’re planning on spending any amount of time on the road between now and spring, here are some tips to keep in mind if you want to stay safe. Be Prepared The winter […]

Uncovering the Facts About Asbestos Exposure

Uncovering the Facts About Asbestos Exposure There was a time when asbestos was seemingly in everything. Among other things, it was used in building materials such as pipe covering, cements, gaskets, pumps, clothing, gloves, and shipbuilding materials. This was due to its durability and high resistance to heat and corrosion as well as the fact […]

‘Concussion’ movie is the result of the NFL concussion litigation

‘Concussion’ movie is the result of the NFL concussion litigation This Friday, ‘Concussion’ is premiering nationwide. The film, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, details Dr. Omalu’s discovery in the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster that eventually led to the NFL concussion litigation. Despite the massive scale of the case, it hits home […]

United States faces Third Wave of asbestos disease

United States faces Third Wave of asbestos disease Twenty-five years ago, a group of scientists, union officials and doctors met to discuss asbestos disease. The 1990 convention recognized that while some of the threat of asbestos exposure had been reduced due to regulations put in place decades ago, a looming danger remained. Initially, asbestos affected those […]

Safety agency meets with automakers to discuss future recall agreement

Safety agency meets with automakers to discuss future recall agreement News broke in the late fall of 2013 that General Motors (GM) had covered up an ignition switch defect for more than a decade and was responsible for approximately 10 deaths. The investigation into GM began as Toyota’s record settlement of $1.2 billion with the […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits

5 Things You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits If someone dies due to the fault of a person or organization, that person’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors such as lost wages that the deceased could have earned, mental anguish, a loss of […]

The use of asbestos to create picture perfect snow

The use of asbestos to create picture perfect snow In 2015, we’re well aware of the dangers associated with asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous mineral. Decades ago, the mineral was used in cigarettes, insulation and roofing due to its flame-resistant capabilities, but it also had more commercial uses. The light, white and fluffy nature of the […]

Ex-Viking Fred McNeill, client and hero, loses his battle with dementia at 63

Ex-Viking Fred McNeill, client and hero, loses his battle with dementia at 63 Earlier this month, professional football lost another player to the devastating effects of brain injury. Fred McNeill died last Monday at age 63 due to complications stemming from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). During his time in […]

Secondhand asbestos exposure poses threat to workers’ families

Secondhand asbestos exposure poses threat to workers’ families In the early 1970s, a series of lawsuits forced companies to admit responsibility for exposing workers to the carcinogen known as asbestos. Used as insulation, tiling, roofing and more, this fiber was found all around steel mills, chemical and power plants, putting hundreds of thousands of workers at […]

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