Personal Injury Blog
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!
Seat belts are one of the safest components in a vehicle and their use saves millions of lives each year that would otherwise be lost in tragic car accidents. However, that does not mean you may not suffer medical complications when you wear a seatbelt. They are designed to prevent severe and fatal injuries by absorbing the impact of a high-speed vehicle, but that does mean you will always walk away from an accident with a clean bill of health. In some cases, you may develop a condition known as seatbelt syndrome.
For over 50 years, members of the military have suffered several medical ailments as a result of medical malpractice and have been unable to seek legal recourse against military doctors, hospitals, and clinics. This was based on the Feres Doctrine, which denied armed forces from pursuing tort claims for injuries under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). However, with the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act 2020, victims of military medical malpractice and their families can pursue lawsuits for damages suffered because of negligent military doctors.
Farmers are the backbone of America. Without the millions of farmers working grueling hours at challenging tasks, we wouldn’t have food on our tables, or much of a national economy. Unfortunately, working on a farm comes with a host of risks and is rated as the most dangerous job in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, is a highly infectious virus that can be fatal for individuals 65 years or older. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are particularly at risk for outbreaks due to the compromised immune symptoms of residents and the constant coming and goings of staff and visitors.
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