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Unnecessary Court Secrecy Endangering Consumer Safety

Open courts with public access to information are a right American’s often take for granted. Sadly, far too much civil litigation is now taking place in secret. This problem is especially widespread and dangerous in product liability cases. How does it work? Corporate defendants, especially those in product liability cases, often refuse to produce information… read more →

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Consumer Safety Taking Major Hit

Beginning in the 1960s and thanks in part to people like Ralph Nader and our partner Bill Davis, consumer safety has been increasingly important to state and federal regulators. A lead agency for consumer safety at the federal level is the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Its charge, according to the agency, is to “protect… read more →

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Are Surgery Centers Safe?

Have you ever needed surgery and assumed you’d have the procedure in a hospital – only to discover that you would instead have the procedure done at what’s called a surgery center? So just what is a surgery center? Surgery centers are healthcare facilities focused on providing same-day (in-and-out) surgical care. They began to crop up in… read more →

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Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Cases…

When someone suffers an injury because of another person’s carelessness, recklessness, and sometimes, intentional actions, legal questions abound. We hear them all the time. Perhaps the most common question we hear is, “Isn’t it expensive to hire an attorney in these cases?” Trial attorneys that handle personal injury cases are compensated for their legal help…. read more →

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Alcohol’s Deadly Toll

Much is written these days about the epidemic of opioid overdoses – and for very good reason. But there is another drug crisis causing even greater destruction. In fact, in 2016, this drug was associated with more deaths than auto and gun deaths combined. Can you guess the drug? Alcohol. Alcohol kills by destroying health… read more →

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Pedestrians on Interstate Highways – Drivers Beware.

It’s not uncommon to see a car or truck stranded on the shoulder of an interstate highway in Connecticut. How you react on those occasions is critical. Did you know that pedestrian deaths on interstates make up 10% of all pedestrian deaths in the U.S. – despite the fact that these highways make up just… read more →

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That Artificial Knee is Safe – Right???

One-in-ten Americans have at least medical device implanted in their bodies. That equates to 32 million people. Given the magnitude of that number – one would assume that medical devices are reviewed and approved as safe by the FDA before they are sold to the public – right? Nope. Most devices – including those that… read more →

Important Warnings on Laundry Pods

We’ve posted warnings on our Facebook page about the dangers of laundry detergent pods and young children. Why? They look like food and small children are tempted to put them in their mouths. Well – it turns out they’re not the only ones. According to a number of national news reports – teenagers are now… read more →

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Yet Another Scandal in Nursing Home Care

As we have previously written, President Trump wants to limit the ability of neglected or abused nursing home patients to sue nursing home companies for the harm they can do. Now we are learning from a new investigation conducted by the New York Times that a significant number of nursing home companies are increasingly outsourcing… read more →

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The Dangers of Unfettered Corporate Power

We have written often of the danger to consumers of unfettered corporate power. As we close the book on 2017, the most egregious examples of abuse by corporations in America in the past year are worth examining. Here’s just a partial list: Wall Street’s push to repeal a rule limiting forced arbitration; Equifax profiting from… read more →

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