CDC Urges Consumers to Stop Vaping

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday September 13, 2019

Over 450 cases of severe lung illnesses are currently being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) following a growing number of deaths related to the use of e-cigarettes. The CDC urges e-cigarette users to refrain from using the devices as it investigates these cases. “It is time to stop vaping,” Kansas State Health

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Four Arrested for the Deaths of 12 in Florida Nursing Home

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Saturday August 31, 2019

On Monday, four individuals turned themselves into authorities to face manslaughter charges stemming from the deaths of 12 patients in a Florida nursing home. The deaths occurred following Hurricane Irma’s landfall when the workers’ facility lost power and air conditioning. Authorities stated that they expect additional arrests to follow. Those charged include Jorge Carballo, the

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Workman’s vs. Worker’s Comp: Is There a Difference?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday July 16, 2019

You may have heard someone refer to something called “workman’s comp” before and wondered if it is related to worker’s compensation benefits. Essentially, there is no difference between “workman’s” and “workers” compensation as they are different names for the same system. The former is a colloquial, and somewhat dated, term and the latter the technical

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$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto for Roundup

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday May 14, 2019

Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer, will pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages as a result of a recent California jury verdict. The verdict marks the third such decision against the company linking Roundup weed killer to cancer since the middle of 2018 and another entry in an ongoing litany of corporations putting

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Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday April 22, 2019

Hurricane Michael stands as one of the most devastating hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States and last Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it would upgrade the storm’s category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale from 4 to 5. This makes it the fourth storm of such strength

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FDA Takes Action, Stops Dangerous Hernia Mesh Sales

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday April 18, 2019

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast cease all sales and distribution of hernia mesh devices used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Following years of ongoing legal conflict, Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the only companies still selling and distributing the surgical mesh product. Historically, pelvic mesh,

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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied. What Should You Do?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday March 26, 2019

Workers’ compensation protection typically covers injuries received while at work. In Florida, construction companies and non-construction companies with more than four employees must carry workers’ compensation coverage. If you or a loved one were injured at work, the injury may be covered as part of a workers’ compensation claim. Despite this broad protection, however, claims

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Hurricane Michael Victims Still Suffering, Disaster Recovery Continues

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday March 18, 2019

Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach on October 10, 2018, leaving unparalleled levels of destruction in its wake. As the strongest storm to strike the Florida Panhandle on record, the people have suffered immensely in their recovery. “It might be the severest hurricane to hit the U.S. for as long as I’m still alive,”

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What if My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Until Later?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday January 29, 2019

The injuries that stem from a car crash are not always immediately apparent. Sometimes, it can take days, weeks, or even months before the injuries someone suffered may be made apparent. And even though these injuries may not be readily apparent in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, this does not mean that

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J&J Lost $4.7 Billion Appeal for Asbestos Hidden in Baby Powder

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday January 8, 2019

Despite its best efforts, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) have failed to get out of having to pay $4.69 billion to women who suffered ovarian cancer as a result of their use of the company’s talc products, including baby powder, that contained asbestos. According to reporting from The New York Times and Reuters, documents revealed during

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