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FAIR Act Aims to Restore Justice for All Americans by Prohibiting Forced Arbitration

FAIR Act Advocacy video from American Association for Justice on Vimeo. The video above advocates for the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, also known as the FAIR Act. This act would create a prohibition on pre-dispute arbitration agreements,… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: CDC Investigated More Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in 2018 Than Last Decade

The latest edition of the PKSD Newsletter, You Should Know, is about foodborne illness outbreaks. Did you know the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated more foodborne illness outbreaks last year than at any time in the past… Read More

Health Care Providers Seem to Avoid Discussing Candida Auris, Drug-Resistant Infections

Matt Richtel, a reporter from The New York Times with 30 years’ experience has encountered his toughest challenge: reporting on drug-resistant microbes (these are bacteria or fungus that cannot be fought with commonly-used medications). These can be found… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Reuters Report Claims Johnson & Johnson Covered Up Cancer Risk of Baby Powder

In the February 2019 edition of the PKSD Newsletter, You Should Know, we discuss a recent investigation by Reuters about Johnson & Johnson and whether the company knew about the risk of cancer from its baby powder product. Reuters argues the manufacturer… Read More

How to Avoid a Slip and Fall Injury in Winter

Slip and fall injuries can happen at any time of the year, but there is a particularly high risk during the winter months because of the presence of snow and ice. There are many precautions you can take to reduce your risk of a slip and fall accident… Read More

How a Pre-Existing Condition May Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury victims are often afraid that they will be unable to obtain compensation if they have a pre-existing injury. However, you may still be able to recover compensation if you can prove your pre-existing injury is unrelated to your new injury… Read More

Can You File a Third-Party Lawsuit After a Workplace Injury?

Many workers think the only way to obtain compensation for an on-the-job injury is by filing a workers' compensation claim. However, this month's PKSD newsletter covers third-party lawsuits for workplace injuries, which allow you to obtain compensation… Read More

How You Can Help Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident that you think was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim to try to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain… Read More

Forced Arbitration Protects Workplace Harassers, Not Victims

The latest edition of the PKSD newsletter, You Should Know, covers forced arbitration clauses in employment agreements. These agreements favor employers by forcing harassment disputes into closed-door meetings that tend to favor the company and hide wrongdoing… Read More

Retired Judge Says Medical Examiners Often Favor Employers in Workers' Compensation Cases

Employers and workers' compensation insurers hire independent medical examiners (IMEs) to review workers' compensation claims and help determine if a worker should receive benefits. Unfortunately, IMEs tend to favor the employer and not the worker, according… Read More

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