Few things can make a person shudder more quickly than hearing the word "asbestos" from a contractor or home inspector.
Not only does asbestos require skilled professionals and a specialized process to remove, exposure to the substance can result in long-term health problems including Mesothelioma.
When it comes to asbestos, knowing is half the battle.
Top 10 Places Asbestos May Be Lurking In Your Home
This may come as little surprise in today's day and age, but there are scammers targeting innocent people in every segment of our society. Unfortunately, not even injured workers are safe.
As a nation, we will never forget those that we lost on 9/11, including the heroic first responders who looked fear in the eye and rushed toward danger in order to save others.
15 years after that tragic day in our nation's history it is important that we also never forget the survivors who still experience debilitating medical conditions as a result of their heroism.
As the years pass it becomes more and more likely that their valor may lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis.
The case of Saladworks, LLC v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board threatens to shake up Pennsylvania's workers' compensation system.
If successful, the plaintiffs could spur a decision that leaves franchisor's liable as a statutory employer for injuries sustained by the employees of franchisees. This would open the door to workers' compensation benefits to thousands of service industry and retail workers, including fast food and restaurant workers.
"I'm so sorry you got hurt. Take all the time you need. We'll take care of you."
Your boss may say all the right things after you suffer an injury, but are they winking internally when they say it?
You may have the greatest boss in the world; someone who truly cares about you and your family's wellbeing. However, there is no way to know for sure.
So, what should you do after a work-related injury?
The smart thing is to understand your rights and do everything by the book to make sure that you get the resources you need regardless of who you work for. This is where the help of a proven workers' compensation attorney can make all the difference.
Childbirth in America has undergone many changes in the last 100-150 years. These changes include the approach to pain management, the expectations that women and their partners have about the birthing process, and the costs associated with childbirth.
One thing has remained the same: the desire for the end result to be a healthy mother and a healthy child, as well as the risk of a less desirable outcome.
What you don't know can definitely hurt you, especially when the harm is located within your own home.
Did you know that talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer as far back as 1971?
The reason you are just finding this out is that Johnson & Johnson - the maker of the talcum-based "Shower-to-Shower" product - has denied the link established in a detailed 1971 report.
Their sentiment remains the same today, despite a 2013 jury trial that finally held them accountable for their willful negligence.
What do you envision when you hear terms such as "asbestos", "mesothelioma" and "occupational illness"? Chances are you picture a grizzled veteran of the factory, quickly approaching a retirement that will be ruined by a catastrophic diagnosis of an incurable illness.
Throughout the decades since mesothelioma reared its ugly head this description has fit many of the cases, but not all. No profession is completely immune from the dangers posed by asbestos and other dangerous substances, so it is important to be aware of the risk factors and signs of the disease.
We are pleased to announce that Thomas Smith and Rhett Cherkin have been certified as specialists in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section. Smith and Cherkin join attorneys Daniel Bricmont and Fred Soilis as certified workers' comp specialists.