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Talcum Based Baby Powder Linked to Cancer

A common household product, from a company that has been a trusted household name for over 100 years, shouldn’t cause cancer. But in thousands of recent cases across the U.S. (including Missouri) – it has. The Johnson & Johnson company has recently come under pressure for using talcum powder as...

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Ways to Spot Nursing Home Neglect

Placing a loved one in someone else’s care is never an easy process, and finding a trusted environment for those we love requires research, budgeting and overcoming emotional obstacles. All of these things make cases of nursing home neglect even more traumatic for both the seniors affected and their family...

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What are my Rights if I’m Hurt at Work?

Work can hurt. Occasionally, labor-intensive work can have employees limping off the jobsite or attached to a heating pad over the weekend. Sometimes, things can go very wrong, leaving employees seriously injured. Workers’ Compensation Workers’ compensation is an insurance purchased by the employer to cover injuries incurred in the workplace....

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The Actual Scary Truth of Halloween Night

According to the most recently available data, Halloween is the most dangerous night for children to walk the streets. In fact, the average pedestrian fatality rate of 2.6 raised to an average of 5.5 on Halloween from 1990 to 2010, and over 50 percent of these fatalities were children aged...

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Automotive Crashes and Pedestrians

In May 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released pedestrian data from 2014. – While the trend for total vehicle fatalities lowered by nearly 10,000 from 2005 to 2014, the percentage of pedestrian fatalities out of total vehicle fatalities has increased from 11 to 15 percent. In other words,...

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What Not To Do After A Car Wreck

If you ever find yourself in a vehicle crash, regardless of who’s at fault, it’s important to know what you should – and should not – do to keep yourself safe and protect your potential legal claim. Don’t leave the scene If you can, move your vehicle a safe distance...

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