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Talcum Powder Tied to Cancer in Women

Talcum powder is a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. This powder breaks down friction, preventing dry skin and rashes while also absorbing moisture. There is no definitive evidence, however based on research and speculation, there is a possible tie between talcum powder triggering women to form cancers such as; ovarian, cervical, uterine and… Read More »

Can Asbestos Exposure Qualify a Veteran’s Survivors for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation?

As mass tort attorneys, we at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban pursue justice for mesothelioma patients who were negligently exposed to asbestos in their workplace. But we are also loyal advocates for VA disability benefits. Occasionally, these two aspects of our practice align, and that is the case for veterans who were exposed to asbestos… Read More »

Did Uber’s Driverless Car Decide Not to Avoid a Fatal Accident?

In March, a self-driving Uber SUV in suburban Tempe struck and killed a pedestrian, sending shock waves throughout the auto and technology industries. Uber, which was road-testing fully autonomous vehicles in and around Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto, abruptly stopped the testing. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was walking a bicycle outside the… Read More »

Don Marcari Appeared on 48 Hours: NCIS on June 19

CATFISHING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRANGERS LEADS TO THE MURDER OF AN INNOCENT MARINE The search for a missing Marine launches NCIS agents into a world of calls and texts, a relationship built on lies and an ill-fated case of mistaken identity Watch the full episode featuring Don Marcari: 48 Hours: NCIS. Catch the preview below:

How New North Carolina Laws May Directly Affect You

Every legislative session brings new laws, but there’s usually a delay between the passing of a law and its implementation. As a result, many state residents forget the laws are coming. In 2018, there are a few laws you need to know about that may affect you directly. They concern opioids, veterans’ rights, and police… Read More »

Five Ways That Social Media Can Be Detrimental to Your Auto Accident Claim

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you should take a moment to reflect on your social media usage. You may feel like sharing your experience with your “friends,” but your posts on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other popular sites could come back to haunt you. Here are just five ways that… Read More »

Federal Audit Discloses Lapses in Oversight at NC Nursing Homes

A report from the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that North Carolina state officials failed to provide adequate follow-up to verify correction of deficiencies found in North Carolina’s nursing homes in five percent of the cases. In 2015, there were 3,850 reported deficiencies that required… Read More »

Can High-Tech Equipment Eliminate Risk of Pap Smear Malpractice?

In 2014, when a Florida court awarded a widower $15.8 million in wrongful death damages, a bright light was shone on widespread medical malpractice in medical labs that process Pap smear tests. The man’s wife had received a negative Pap smear result, indicating no cancerous cells were present, but she soon thereafter died of cervical… Read More »

GM Court Victories Show Ignition Switch Lawsuits Are Not Automatic

General Motors has already admitted a flaw in its ignition switch that could cause power to fail while a vehicle is in motion, and the company has already paid more than $600 million to a victims’ compensation fund. But that doesn’t mean lawsuits against the auto giant for crashes allegedly related to the ignition switch… Read More »

Can Cellphones Be Made Safer for Driving?

A recent article at Slate.com noted the nation is in the midst of a huge spike in roadway fatalities featuring “the biggest back-to-back increase in motor vehicle-related death rates per mile driven in more than 50 years.”  Naturally, there is a determined search for culprits, with various “experts, writers, and organizations” pointing to cellphones and… Read More »

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