Personal Injury Blog
Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health consequences, such as an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, a severe progressive lung disease. Exposure often occurs when a worker or homeowner inhales asbestos fibers, which then attach themselves to the lungs. In Nebraska, we often attribute the risk of exposure to working in older factories, demolition projects, or antique products, but there is another major risk few now about: natural disasters. Flooding and other natural disasters can damage homes that were built with material containing asbestos and lead to exposure among neighbors, cleanup crews, and first responders.
A recent accident at the intersection of 132nd Street and Industrial Road has highlighted the reckless driving behaviors that have become commonplace on Omaha roadways. On August 20th, a semi-trailer ran a red light at the intersection and collided with a motorcyclist. Although EMTs rushed to the scene and transferred the motorcyclist to the hospital, he sadly passed away due to his injuries, as reported by The Independent.
Batteries have been a mainstay in everyday life in the United States for a little over a century now and there almost isn’t a single household appliance that utilizes them to some extent. Many products rely on disposable AA or AAA batteries, while laptops, tablets, cell phones, and even e-cigarettes utilize more efficient rechargeable batteries. While these components are commonplace, that does not mean they are always safe. Faulty parts and poor designs can lead to painful burns, fires, and even explosions because of defective batteries.
In recent years, vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products for individuals looking to fight against nicotine addiction, and it has even become a mainstay of marijuana users. However, these products have also become extremely popular among young adults and teens as a result of trendy marketing, colorfully packaged products, and a lack of proper warning labels. While the term “vaping” has become sensationalized due to major headlines, most consumers do not fully understand what these products are and how dangerous they can be.
Nursing home residents have been hit harder by COVID-19 than any other segment of the population. The compromised immune systems of residents and the tight confines of most facilities make nursing homes a breeding ground for viral infections, which is a major issue come flu season. This has also contributed to the spread of COVID-19 across the country in nursing homes where large outbreaks occurred.
Johnson & Johnson has officially announced that it would discontinue its talc baby powder products in the United States and Canada. The company has been served in thousands of lawsuits alleging the company did not warn consumers of the dangers of asbestos exposure in the company’s popular baby powder. Over 50 years of Scientific studies have linked J&J’s products with ovarian cancer and have established a basis for multiple lawsuits that have reached over $4 billion in damages.
For the last decade, e-cigarettes and vaping have subtly and quietly become a popular, yet much debated, alternative to traditional tobacco products. While companies have marketed vaping as a cleaner, safer way for smokers to quit nicotine, this new technology is not without its fair share of risks, especially for children. It was only until recently that the media and government officials started building campaigns against the industry.
The dangers of JUUL products and vaping have become common knowledge. It was not that long ago that commercial breaks and online advertisements focused heavily on the dangers of tobacco products. Now, similar campaigns have crowded the airways explaining the health risks of vaping, specifically JUUL pods, in an effort to combat the initial teen-focused marketing campaigns that the company pushed during its launch.
When we put out the call for applications, the team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. was amazed at the overwhelming response from America’s young adults. With over 1,820 applications to review, we had quite a large task ahead of ourselves to pick only a handful of you as finalists and then another hurdle to jump over with picking a winner. Each applicant offered a unique answer to our prompt and thoroughly explained why they selected their chosen school for the next stage of their life. Reading and re-reading your essays revealed to us not only the breadth of educational options available to students these days, but also the drive and determination that pushes young adults into exceptional careers.
With summer in the air here in Nebraska, the legal team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. is becoming more and more excited reveal the winner of our $2,500 national scholarship! Since the April 15, 2020 deadline, we have been busy reading through over 1,820 essays that we received from outstanding students from all around the county! After an engaging review process, we have selected 5 finalists for the 3rd annual “Bowties and Books” Scholarship!
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