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Unexpected Victims in the Emergency Room

Many Workplaces have their degrees of potential dangers and the medical field is no exception. In fact, healthcare professionals are more likely to experience this more than most other service…

Rick Shapiro

Alabama Man Electrically Shocked by Low-Hanging Wire Wins $1.5M Verdict

Imagine being shocked by a power line carrying more than twice the votage used to executed a prisoner in an electric chair, but surviving. That’s exactly what happened to a man in Greene County,…

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Technology Helping Improve Quality of Life for Quadriplegic Accident Victims

A personal injury that results in the loss or paralysis of a limb is one of the most profound injuries a person can suffer. But there is good news. Bioengineers is making strides in developing…

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Virginia Roofer Burned in Electrical Accident While Repairing Newport News Church

My colleague Richard Shapiro has reported on our firm’s Virginia personal injury attorneys’ website that a roofer was seriously injured after making contact with an electrical line on top of…

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FELA “Rogers” Case Upheld By US Supreme Court: Injured Railroad Worker Wins 5-4 Decision By Ginsburg

In a major defeat for CSX and other railroad companies that have long attempted to curtail rail employees’ protections under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, or FELA, the U.S. Supreme Court…

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Railroads Use Delay Tactics/Disavow Asbestos History When Faced With Rail Worker Mesothelioma Claim

Despite knowing about the hazards and health risks associated with asbestos since the 1930s, big railroad corporations like Norfolk Southern (NS), CSX, and Conrail routinely fight to deny…

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Gas Line Rupture in California raises questions

A thunderous gas pipeline explosion that devastated a residential neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno on September 9th is being investigated by federal authorities and can…

Rick Shapiro

FL Asbestos Cancer Verdict Continues Trend: Juries Hitting Companies Over Asbestos Use

A Sarasota man was awarded more than $14 million after a Miami-Dade jury decided that the asbestos he inhaled in the 1970s caused his deadly abdominal cancer.
The complaint, filed by William…

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Jones Act and Seamen Law Suits: Work Injuries in Navigable Waters

The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, was passed to help injured seamen and their families. The Act also serves to protect U.S. interests within its own waters…

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Oil Drilling and Exploration Workplace Injuries: Coming to Virginia Waters?

In March 2010, President Obama unveiled plans to open parts of the U.S. Atlantic coast for limited expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling, including areas off of the Virginia (VA)coastline….