Author Archives: justinjsd

The “Stealth” Juror: A multifaceted problem at trial

By Devon Reiff, Esq. Introduction: While every trial lawyer wants to pick a jury that will ultimately return a verdict in favor of his or her client, the [..]

General

Unsecured Beach Umbrellas Pose Extreme Risks

By: Devon Reiff, Esq. Back in May of 2006, a settlement was reached with the State of New York in which it agreed to pay $200,000 to my [..]

Wrongful Death

In the oil and gas industry, the real danger to workers is on the highway

By: Seth Bader, Esq. Although working “in the field” in the oil and gas industry is widely regarded as a hazardous occupation, the real danger to workers may [..]

Occupationally Related

School Security After Newtown

By: Steven Di Joseph When referring to most small towns in America, you first need to identify the state and county they’re in before the average person has [..]

Investigations and Security

FDA Caught Red-handed Spying on Its Employees

By Devon Reiff – ​ An investigation by the Food and Drug Administration of a number of its employees, characterized as an effort to quell their communication with [..]

Drugs, General, Men, Women

Zithromax: Another prescription drug that fails to justify its existence

By Steven Di Joseph – At one time, writing about a dangerous prescription drug was an infrequent occurrence. Today, however, it has become difficult to keep up with [..]

Diseases, Drugs, General

Study Finds College Students Remarkably Incompetent

By Stef Morisi – Balancing a checkbook, comprehending newspaper articles, and calculating the cost of gas are just a few tasks that many college seniors cannot handle, according [..]

General, Men, Women

Dirty Surgical Equipment Puts Patients at Risk for Infection and Other Potentially Serious Complications

By Justin DiJoseph – Did you ever think a hospital’s surgical team would use dirty equipment when operating on a patient? John Harrison didn’t think so. When he [..]

General, Medical/Hospital

The Risks of Cholesterol Drugs Vary As Widely As The Choices

By Steven Di Joseph – I – The Statins Although more people worldwide suffer from high cholesterol than ever before, the problem has reached epidemic proportions in the [..]

Drugs, Food-Related, General

Spring Cleaning: Which Meds Go, How To Dispose of Them, What to Restock & Safety Storage Tips

By Stef Morisi – How often should you clean out your medicine cabinet? Beth Israel Medical Center’s Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Palillo, says, “Once a year.” If [..]

Consumer Protection, Drugs, General