Toxic Torts

What is Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral. It makes up a large part of sand and rocks like granite and sandstone, and it's used to manufa ... read more
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Living without Toxic Chemicals: Can It Be Done?
Chemicals are a part of life. Your high school chemistry teacher will tell you that. But as with most things, there's a dark side to the prevalence of chemicals. Some are toxic and pose health risks. Is there such a thing as "everything in moderation" here? Or can we completely free ourselves from toxic ... Read more

Welding Rod Wars
Welding rod lawsuits have been on the rise in recent years. Welding plays a big role in constructing many useful items, from planes to homes. Many worry though that welding is dangerous, and thousands of lawsuits have been filed against welding companies alleging the manganese fumes released in welding ... Read more

Ephedra Lawsuits
What is Ephedra? Ephedra sinica, or Ma huang in Chinese, is an evergreen shrub native to Asia. Its principal active ingredient, ephedrine, is an amphetamine-like compound. When synthesized in a laboratory, ephedrine is a drug regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), used to treat asthma, ... Read more

Meridia Lawsuits
What is Meridia? Meridia® (sibutramine HCI monhydrate) is a prescription weight-loss medication manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. It's used with a reduced-calorie diet to help people who need to lose 30 pounds or more lose weight and keep it off. It's important to know that unlike non-prescription ... Read more

Serzone Lawsuits
What is Serzone? Serzone® (nefazodone hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat depression combined with anxiety. Its manufacturer, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, decided to withdraw the antidepressant from the American market on May 20, 2004. At the time, the drug had already been ... Read more

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Appellate Division Affirms: Expert Evidence Required to Prove Contaminants Caused Injury

In Anna Olson, et al. v. Sunoco, Inc., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No.: A-4769-12T1 (App. Div. Jan. 26, 2015), the Appellate Division affirmed a grant of summary judgment ... Read more

New Jersey Legislation Worth Watching

A few pieces of legislation were introduced during the current New Jersey legislative session which concern hazards in homes, schools, and workplaces.  These bills are not laws just yet, but they ... Read more

Asbestos Exposure & Your Risk of Mesothelioma

As adults, most of us are required to choose some type of occupation in order to survive. Unfortunately, many occupations present the risk of very serious work injury – including asbestos e ... Read more

Lead Poison Danger in Food Handling

Lead is a known poison. The soft, bluish-silver, heavy-metal has had many uses throughout history. While lead consumption in food has decreased about 90% since 1980, there are hazards to avoid. L ... Read more

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement in Florida

Click for videos related to the BP Gulf oil spill and resulting settlement. Ken Feinberg speaks to the FRLA as Administrator of the Gulf Coast Settlement Fund. Florida is unique among the states affec ... Read more

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