Contrary to popular belief, not all slip and fall accidents on a wet floor will result in a large payout. In reality, these claims tend to have more nuances. Among the variables at play is something called “comparative negligence” – the plaintiff’s responsibility to recognize and avoid a hazard.
Earlier this year, the National Safety Council uncovered a concerning trend: Mile for mile, the number of motor vehicle accident fatalities increased 14 percent from March 2019 to March 2020.
Fortune Magazine recently reported that Bayer had drawn up a $10 billion settlement to address 85,000 pending lawsuits concerning Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup. Although no official announcement was released at the time, Bayer made a verbal agreement with the plaintiff’s lawyers.
Earlier this year, the FDA approved Invokana to reduce late-stage kidney disease and improve cardiovascular health in patients living with Type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. However, lawsuits dating back to 2015 indicate adverse cardiovascular events like heart attacks may be a side effect for certain patients.
A study from the National Safety Council indicates that more Americans die from opioids than car accidents. However, recent research indicates opioid usage may influence car fatality rates, particularly as drunk driving accidents have been on a gradual decline over the past 20 years.