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When It Comes to Nursing Home Abuse, State & Federal Governments Have Overlooked the Importance (And Lack) Of Social Workers

By Douglas & Carter |

As more and more nursing home abuse is covered in news headlines, a lot of the reports on the issues in these homes often focus on the facilities being short-staffed and/or not having enough nurses on staff. However, one recent article discusses how one of the most important oversights that contribute to problems in… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Finds That Online Marketplaces Like Amazon Are Liable for Defective Products Sold On Their Websites

By Douglas & Carter |

A recent decision out of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals finding that online marketplace retailers like Amazon.com can be liable for defective products sold by other companies on their website will have huge repercussions for consumers seeking to hold companies responsible for any harm incurred as a result of these products. Not only… Read More »

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Electric Scooters Are Causing Too Many Catastrophic Injuries in Florida & Elsewhere

By Douglas & Carter |

We previously discussed just how dangerous Florida has become for pedestrians. Part of that danger involves the introduction of electric scooters, which are contributing to a worldwide epidemic of injuries and fatalities. In addition to pedestrians, most of those injured by these devices are users of the scooters and those who trip over them… Read More »

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Major Company Sued for Age Discrimination & Gender Pay Inequity Highlights Just How Common These Legal Violations Are in The Workplace

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The working space giant “WeWork” was recently sued for age and gender discrimination and pay inequity. The former vice president accused the company of hiring an employee that was 20 years younger and eventually relinquished him of his job at the company as a result; stating that his job was simply removed. These experiences… Read More »

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A Simple Fix to a Number of Products Could Prevent Many Children from Being Maimed and Killed Every Year

By Douglas & Carter |

Just over the last 15 years, there have been over 100 cases of young children being injured by lawn mowers backing over them, resulting in at least eight deaths and a number of other children suffering from amputations of feet, fingers, hands, limbs, toes, and other body parts. Still, there is no question that… Read More »

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Concussions Are Now the Leading Cause of Injury for Children in Sports, But The Details Might Surprise You

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A new study published indicates that elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports face a greater risk of suffering concussions and other catastrophic injuries. While most of the media attention surrounding this issue in older children and young adults has focused on the tendency for sports like football to inflict these types of… Read More »

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The U.S. Supreme Court Has Accepted Three Workplace Discrimination Cases That Could Shape the Future of Title VII Protections

By Douglas & Carter |

The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted three cases that will determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation. In each of the cases, it is clear that the plaintiffs suing were terminated because of their gender identity. Still, the administration has… Read More »

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Tesla Sued for Wrongful Death & Related Claims Due to Fatal Accident

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The family of an Apple engineer who was killed while testing the Autopilot feature in a Tesla vehicle last year filed a lawsuit against the automaker in early May, alleging that the Autopilot feature caused his death. Specifically, the driver’s family claims that the navigation system misread the lane lines on the highway and… Read More »

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Spring Brings More Traumatic Injuries as Cars, Bicycles, and Pedestrians Hit the Road

By Douglas & Carter |

Spring can be the deadliest time of the year, as many hit the road for spring break trips and other activities that can lead to car accidents and traumatic brain injuries. According to statistics, auto accidents are responsible for 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year; second only… Read More »

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Employment Discrimination Case Filed Against IBM After Expose Released

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In late March, several former IBM employees filed a lawsuit against the company for employment discrimination; specifically, age discrimination in the workplace. At the time these plaintiffs were terminated from IBM, they were allegedly over the age of 55, and claim, as part of their lawsuit, that they were not provided with the information… Read More »

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