Injuries involving hazardous chemicals at home or work

Those injured on the job typically will file for workers’ compensation. However, they may need to go a step further and contemplate further legal action with a personal injury lawsuit, which is the first course of action if the victim was not working at the time. Personal injury with chemicals often involves product defects or […]

Olympus scopes lawsuit, injuries due to product design defect

With technology continually revolutionizing the way the world operates and the things we are able to do, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. As discussed previously, technology affects every industry, including the medical industry. Mostly, technology does move the industry forward and allows hospitals, staff and related third-parties to provide a better quality care experience. However, sometimes well-intentioned technological advances can have the opposite effect.

Report Concludes Contraceptives May Lead to Depression

A study by Danish researchers has found that hormonal contraceptives are linked with an increased risk of depression. The study viewed more than a million women between the ages of 15 and 34 from 2000 to 2013. Users of hormonal contraception had a 40 percent heightened risk of developing depression after six months of using the contraception. Certain pills, such as progestin-only pills or Levonorgestrel IUD posed an even greater risk of depression. Adolescent girls were found to have the greatest risk of developing depression, but this may be due to the fact that young girls are especially susceptible to depression. The researchers say that even though the risk of depression is significantly increased with the use of hormonal contraceptives, most women will not develop depression from using them. However, it is important that women are educated on the depressive risks of hormonal birth control methods and know that there are non-hormonal forms of birth control. To read a summary of the study by Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times, click here.

Does High Factor Sunscreen Decrease the Risk of Skin Cancer?

A recent study published by the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo found that applying high factor sunscreen as opposed to low factor sunscreen can decrease the risk of developing melanoma by 33%. The study considered sunscreen above SPF 15 a high factor sunscreen, and in turn considered sunscreen below SPF 15 a low factor sunscreen. The study followed more than 140,000 Norwegian women for an average of ten years to draw its conclusions.

Could Your Phone be Harming Your Health?

On September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the release of its newest product-the iPhone 7. In its announcement, Apple disclosed that the new iPhone will jettison the traditional headphone jack in what some say is an attempt to bring back the Bluetooth headset. Apple also developed a wireless set of headphones called AirPods in conjunction with their newest iPhone, but Apple will still supply a set of wired headphones with its new product. Is Apple a generous company or is there more to the story?

Throw the Talcum Powder Away: Johnson & Johnson Product Liability

In early May, a jury ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay a surviving South Dakota woman $55 million; the woman claimed that she developed ovarian cancer from repeatedly applying Johnson and Johnson talcum powder to her genital area. This verdict came shortly after a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $72 million dollars to the estate of a woman who succumbed to ovarian cancer. At the moment, there are thousands of lawsuits around the country claiming that applying Johnson and Johnson products to the genital area caused fatal cancer.

A Cup of Coffee… Was McDonald’s Coffee Case Unreasonable?

Millions of Americans start their day with a cup of coffee and some pay outrageous prices for their morning fix. My law school roommate went through a pound of coffee a week. Being on a tight, student budget, I often indulged as well since there was rarely anything else to drink in the apartment. I drank so much coffee that I honestly lost the attraction to do it.