Report: Johnson & Johnson tried to cover up asbestos in its talc

Reuters recently reviewed internal Johnson & Johnson (J&J) documents and found that, between at least 1971 and the early 2000’s, J&J talc products sometimes tested positive for asbestos. Company executives suspected as early as 1957 that their talc products contained asbestos. J&J is facing over 12,000 lawsuits from people claiming J&J talc products such as

Older drivers’ medications could be a DUI risk

According to recent research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, almost half of older adults remain active drivers while using seven or more prescription medications. More disturbing is the fact that almost 20 percent of those drivers may be using medications that are considered potentially inappropriate, meaning that their risks generally outweigh their benefits.

For service members, a DUI conviction has serious consequences

In Tennessee, the penalties for DUI can be harsh, even for first-time offenders. As we’ve discussed before, jail time, fines and a suspended license are just the beginning. You could miss work or even lose your job. You could lose your professional license or CDL. There are fees for testing your blood alcohol content and for

Insulin pump failures cause high number of injuries and deaths

Since 2008, insulin pumps and their components have been the subject of more malfunction, injury and death reports than any other medical device. During that time, the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device database received a number of injury reports for these devices second only to reports involving metal hip replacements. Yet the problems with

Were you exposed to asbestos while serving in the military?

Many military service personnel, especially those who served in the Navy, were exposed to asbestos while in service and are at risk for mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related illnesses. These illnesses have a long latency period, and can be aggressive. Often, by the time you are experiencing symptoms and get a correct diagnosis,

Don’t start the New Year with a DUI

The holidays are a time when families come together – and when impaired drivers hit the road. Tragically, countless drivers and passengers lose their lives every year between Christmas and New Year’s. From 2012 to 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed an average of 300 fatalities to drunk driving. If you anticipate drinking this season,

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