Since there is no cure for mesothelioma, it's easy for victims to lose hope and sink into a deep depression. However, it's important to remember that as long as there is life, there is hope that a cure will emerge.
After they are released to the general public, many products perform as expected. However, some consumers may quickly find a product is defective, meaning it is no longer adequate or safe to use.
For decades, American workers in a variety of fields experienced dangerous levels of exposure to asbestos. As a naturally-occurring mineral compound, asbestos was a cost-effective solution to a host of manufacturing and product issues, until it became clear what a risk this compound posed. By the time the government actively started intervening, thousands of Americans had been exposed to dangerous and potentially fatal levels of the substance.
For decades, companies like Johnson & Johnson have marketed talcum powders as baby powder. Intended for use on diaper-wrapped bottoms and even suggested for feminine hygiene purposes, these powders have recently come under major scrutiny.
Modern medicine offers many people facing a cancer diagnosis a fighting chance for remission. Certain cancers, however, are more aggressive and have lower survival rates than others.
The report, “Asbestos Losses Continue to Rise; Environmental Losses Remain Stable,” makes plain that the number of cases reported are not declining, as most people expected and hoped.
For many people headed to the doctor, the biggest fear the potential of hearing the "c" word, cancer. Cancer in any form typically requires aggressive and expensive treatments, which can include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and even surgery. Thanks to advances in modern medicine, survival and remission rates for many kinds of cancer have gone up substantially in the last two decades. Early detection, advances in surgical technology and improved drugs give most people with a cancer diagnosis a fighting chance at a long life.
Has your employer ever required you to do work after you had already “clocked out” for the day? While some employers can require employees to work late, these workers have a right to receive compensation for their time. Working without pay is illegal under the FLSA and workers may be able to recover back pay if they were forced to work off the clock. We will go over what qualifies as working off the clock and what protections workers receive as part of the FLSA.
The nationwide solar eclipse last month was a once in a lifetime event for many. It had been 38 years since the last total eclipse in the country and 99 years since an eclipse had been visible across the continental US. While there are no Nielsen ratings for the sky, polls leading to the event suggested that half of the US population would watch it live.
Who doesn’t love a bottle of suds? For about 100 current and former employees at Surly Brewing Company, some effervescence is in order after a judge ruled that the company’s tip-pooling policy violated state and federal labor laws.