1. Refinery Work Dangers and Injuries

    The oil and gasoline industry demands a lot from its refinery workers. Oil and gas refineries employ hard-working, dedicated refinery workers who are constantly working with hazardous substances under stressful conditions, often over long periods of time. The upside for many is the pay; according to Chron.com and Glassdoor.com, refinery workers average between $60,290 and $75,620 in hourly wages p…Read More

  2. New Orleans Lawyer Files Lawsuit Over Ending to Saints-Rams Game

    A New Orleans personal-injury lawyer has filed a lawsuit over the controversial finish to Sunday’s Rams-Saints game. Frank J. D’Amico Jr. says he “has been approached by numerous season ticket holders and members of the Who Dat Nation to take legal action” against commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL in hopes of having the game replayed. D’Amico’s reasoning is Rule 17, Section 2, A…Read More

  3. Jury Awards $21 Million to Hotel Dishwasher After She Was Forced to Work on Sundays

    A federal jury in Miami set a $21.5 million verdict for a Haitian immigrant in a religious accommodation case who lost her job at a Conrad Hotel because she would not work on Sundays because of religious beliefs. The Washington Post reports that Marie Jean Pierre informed the hotel when she was hired about a decade ago that she was a missionary for the Soldiers of Christ Church. Most of the ti…Read More

  4. More People Are Likely To Die From Opioid Overdose Than Car Accident

    Opioid Overdose Exceeds Car Accidents For the first time ever, Americans are more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash, according to a new report from the National Safety Council. Car crashes were higher than drug overdoses for decades. Both are preventable injuries. The group calculates that the chance of dying from an opioid overdose has increased to 1 i…Read More

  5. Louisiana Car Accident Law Statute Codifies Personal Injury Law

    Louisiana Personal Injury; Torts In Louisiana law, all torts arise from Louisiana Civil Code 2315 which states, “Every act whatever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it.”  This is called a Tort. A tort is an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability. In the con…Read More

  6. Why Do I Need A Car Accident Attorney ? Why Can’t I Just Handle It Without a Lawyer?

    So you've been in an accident and don't know whether you should call your insurance company, call your mother, or last on your mind... call a lawyer. Why do you need a lawyer if the insurance company is going to pay you?   The answer- because they're in the business of not paying claims, it's their business to keep money, to make money, it's a risk business. A lawyer will have knowledge of law a…Read More

  7. Mesothelioma Victim Recalls Baby Powder Use Throughout his Life

    Mesothelioma Victim Recalls Baby Powder Use Throughout his Life It happened again recently in the Supreme Court of New York County, when the company tried to shut down the lawsuit filed by Edward Rothlein and his wife Sharon following Rothlein having been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. Over and over in America’s courtrooms, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder is being accused of caus…Read More

  8. Warning: Fire Experts Warn Not to Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

    If you use a space heater, fire officials are warning you to not plug it into an extension cord or a power strip. According to fire officials, these devices are not designed to handle the energy load of a space heater and can overheat, and even catch fire. Heating elements inside a space heater can reportedly get up to more than 500°F to 600°F. Residents should plug their space heaters dir…Read More

  9. A 2-year-old in Arizona died after getting what was allegedly a medically unnecessary dental procedure. Now his parents are suing.

    Zion Gastelum had been seen by the dentists at Kool Smiles only twice before they said that the 2-year-old needed multiple pulpotomies (baby root canals). The procedure, meant only for cases in which the nerve has been damaged, requires general anesthesia. Although it seemed drastic, Zion’s parents trusted that Kool Smiles — a privately held dental company operating in more than a dozen s…Read More