Halloween Safety part 4: Pet Safety

Today’s blog will complete my Halloween Safety series. When planning a safe holiday for children, it’s easy to forget our four legged friends. Halloween poses some serious threats to a pet’s mental and physical health. Here are pet safety tips to keep furry friends from harm during the haunting season. …

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Halloween Safety Part Three: Pedestrian Accidents

Halloween night is a big day for emergency room staff. Many ER visits are due to  injuries resulting from car vs. pedestrian accidents. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be hit by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day …

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Halloween Safety Part Two: Trick-or-Treating

If you read my last blog, you’ll know that Halloween is one of the top holidays for emergency room visits. Wednesday I talked about costume safety. Today I talk about safety while Trick-or-Treating. Younger children should always be accompanied by an adult while trick-or-treating.  If you’re children are old enough …

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Halloween Safety Part One: Halloween Costumes

As a personal injury attorney, I deal with accidents and injuries on a daily basis. Did you know Halloween is one of the holidays that produce the most ER visits?  Injuries caused by everything from glow sticks to car accidents land thousands of children in emergency rooms nationwide on Halloween. …

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Sexual harassment in the workplace

Donald Trump’s lewd video with Billy Bush once again brings his treatment of women to the forefront. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Donald Trump and his companies with regard to sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This isn’t breaking news either. Accusations against Trump and his upper echelon …

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The truth about Talc

If you listen to the radio, you’ve heard the somewhat annoying commercials about talcum powder causing cancer and how you can be legally compensated as a victim. Is there truth behind the talcum powder/cancer link? I’ve done a little research. What is talc? Talc is a mineral made up of …

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Pedestrian fatalities

A woman was killed last Friday night walking across 6th Avenue to her 50th high school reunion. Tragedies such as this happen all too often and are usually preventable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,700 pedestrians were killed in traffic deaths in 2013, and more than 156,000 …

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Rise in youth soccer related injuries

 The United States’ youth participation in soccer has steadily increased in the last 25 years. Therefore, soccer related ER visits have climbed as well according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). During a 25-year study almost 3 million children, ages 7 to 17, were treated for soccer-related injuries in the US. …

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