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Virginia Imposes New Penalties for Texting While Driving in a Work Zone

Using a cellphone or any other handheld communication device to read or type messages while driving in a highway work zone can cost a Virginia motorist twice what it once did. With the passage in July 2018 of HB 1525, the Virginia Texting in a Work Zone law, the Virginia General Assembly increased the penalties… Read More »

Rise in Workers’ Compensation Claims from Car Accidents Has Insurers Concerned

A recent report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, a workers’ compensation rating and data collection bureau, shows that while total workers’ compensation claims are declining, claims for injuries in motor vehicle accidents have risen over the past five years.  Jim Davis, the report’s author, and NCCI director, remarked, “[The crashes] often involve very… Read More »

Important Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Halloween should be a night of spooky fun for kids, where the fright is strictly for entertainment. But parents have cause to be on guard, whether for stranger danger or the inherent risks of their kids crossing the street at night. Many communities take a proactive approach with in-house costume parties and “trunk-or-treat” walks in… Read More »

National Opioid Crisis Traces Back to Florida Corruption and Corporate Greed

In a recent exposé for Mass Tort Nexus , Mark A. York connects the dots to show the part Florida has played in fueling the current opioid crisis, which has devastated communities nationwide. That connection began with the Sackler family — whose company Purdue Pharma created OxyContin, a highly addictive and now widely abused painkiller —… Read More »

SF Jury Awards $289 Million in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Case

A jury in San Francisco has awarded a former groundskeeper fighting terminal cancer $289 million in damages against Monsanto, the maker of the world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup. CNN  recently reported that “Dewayne Johnson’s victory Friday could set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto’s famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Johnson… Read More »

St. Louis Jury Delivers Stunning $4.69 Billion Award in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

In July, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, used for feminine hygiene purposes, caused their ovarian cancer. The damage award comprises $550 million in compensation and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. Punitive damages are only available in personal injury cases where a… Read More »

Donald W. Marcari Named to 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers List for Personal Injury

Donald W. Marcari, founding partner at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, has been selected to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list for personal injury attorneys. Mr. Marcari, a former JAG trial lawyer whose first case was the inspiration for the movie A Few Good Men, has been practicing personal injury law in Virginia and North… Read More »

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban welcomes two new associates to our law firm. Courtney Mann and Zachary Poole are working out of our Charlotte, North Carolina office, assisting clients with their personal injury claims. Clients will benefit from their energy, intelligence and dedication, as they grow under the guidance of a veteran staff with more… Read More »

Who Is Most at Risk of Harm from Roundup Weed Killer?

In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed killer, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Studies have suggested a connection between the chemical and several deadly health conditions, including leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to ConsumerSafety.org, “Monsanto is now facing… Read More »

Complications with Essure® Linked to Halt of Sales?

In 2002, Bayer received approval by the FDA to sell and promote a non-surgical option of permanent birth control for women. Due to reported complaints, the FDA listed the potential warnings and ordered Bayer to conduct a study on the patients using this implant. Mood disorder, headaches, hair loss, weight gain, pain, bleeding, allergic reactions,… Read More »

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