• Presenting America’s Top Safety And Justice Stories Of 2016www.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/presenting-america2019s-top-safety-and-justice-stories-of-2016 In keeping with the December spirit of reflection, we reviewed a year's worth of headlines for a list of the top safety and justice stories from 2016. Progress was made, but there are still many challenges ahead. Thanks for supporting civil justice!
  • Presenting America’s 2015 Top Safety And Justice Storieswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/presenting-america2019s-2015-top-safety-and-justice-stories Courageous Americans dedicated to making this a safer, more just nation are a gift to us all. We hope you enjoy this review of the top stories covered here in 2015. May you and all those close to you enjoy a joyous and SAFE holiday season!
  • Opiate Drug Abuse, Deaths Soar Along With Drug Company Profitswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/opiate-drug-abuse-deaths-soar-along-with-drug-company-profits The number of people suffering, and all too often dying, from prescription drug abuse is staggering. And the epidemic is growing exponentially, fueled by the prevalence of opiate painkillers. Here's an overview on cause and prevention.
  • New Laws On Medical Malpractice And Nursing Home Abuse May Hurt Your Familywww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/new-laws-on-medical-malpractice-and-nursing-home-abuse-may-hurt-your-family We understand that it is difficult for anyone to wrap their head around the issue of errors and health care. Americans have a justifiably high opinion of doctors, nurses and other care providers. The vast majority are dedicated professionals that do tremendous good for society. But to err is human, and it has become clear that the big business of health and nursing home care results in too many preventable injuries. So read this newsletter not as an indictment of the fine people who work in health care today, but rather a defense of every American’s right to justice and accountability.
  • More Kids Left In Hot Carswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/more-kids-left-in-hot-cars Every summer we read the sad news of children dying from heatstroke after being left in a hot car - one every 10 days, according to the statistics. Share this information with everyone you know and help us prevent these tragedies.
  • Medication Errors On The Rise, But They Can Be Preventedwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/medication-errors-on-the-rise-but-they-can-be-prevented Injuries from prescription drugs (called adverse drug events) come in two forms: unforeseen side effects caused by the drug itself or human error in taking or prescribing a drug. This month we focus on medication errors, which are far too common today in our country. Many of these errors occur when a mistake is made by a health care provider in a hospital, nursing home or other health care setting. While the medical profession, regulators and safety advocates look for ways to prevent errors in these settings, here are measures you can take to better protect yourself and loved ones.
  • Marijuana And Drivingwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/marijuana-and-driving Drinking remains the number one cause of accidents and deaths from impaired driving. However, an increasing number of drivers are testing positive for marijuana. Here are the latest reports on this growing public safety concern.
  • Make Staying Home Safer For Elderly Relatives, Friendswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/make-staying-home-safer-for-elderly-relatives-friends With the kids back in school and Halloween around the corner, fall is in full swing. We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful summer. This newsletter features safety tips for those of you hoping to help aging relatives stay in their homes.
  • Loophole Silences Victims Of Workplace Harassmentwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/loophole-silences-victims-of-workplace-harassment Major revelations of sexual harassment in the workplace have started a long-overdue movement to protect all workers, but most often women, from a long history of abuse. You would think our major corporations would be taking the lead in stamping out these injustices. Instead, way too many are actually doing the opposite by writing “forced arbitration” clauses into employment contracts that prevent an employee from taking action in court. Instead, harassment disputes are forced into closed arbitrations that almost always favor the company and hide the outcome from the public. This has to stop!
  • Injustice, Thy Name Is Forced Arbitrationwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/injustice-thy-name-is-forced-arbitration Forced arbitration is considered by many as a dire and growing threat to our constitutional right to an open and unbiased hearing in court. Yet most Americans have never even heard of it. Take a minute and learn how this issue effects all of us.
  • Injured Workers Have Third-party Option After Work Compwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/injured-workers-have-third-party-option-after-work-comp The best way to ease the pain and suffering caused by workplace injuries is to prevent them in the first place. Every year on April 28, we recognize Workers’ Memorial Day. This international day of remembrance honors workers who have been "killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work." So join us in keeping the Workers’ Memorial Day slogan in your thoughts this year: Mourn for the dead, fight for the living.
  • Protect Yourself And Your Guests When Hosting A Holiday Partywww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/holidays-parties-can-create-a-legal-hangover-if-guests-are-injured-or-injure-someone-else Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? Throwing a holiday or New Year's party? Driving to or from any of these festivities? As we prepare to celebrate with friends and family, here are a few tips to get everyone home safe and sound!
  • Heroes Step Up To Protect The Safety, Rights Of All Americanswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/heroes-step-up-to-protect-the-safety-rights-of-all-americans Here are four remarkable stories of people who courageously took on long odds to make a difference in protecting the safety and legal rights of all Americans. Take a look and use the survey link below to tell us which story impacts you the most.
  • Heroes Step Up To Protect The Health, Safety Of All Americanswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/heroes-step-up-to-protect-the-health-safety-of-all-americans One of the most rewarding aspects of our job is to help courageous people stand up for their rights and recover from what are often terrible circumstances. Here are the stories of several remarkable people who have turned tragedy into action
  • Hail To Our Growing Awareness Of Traumatic Brain Injurywww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/hail-to-our-growing-awareness-of-traumatic-brain-injury The concussion story is another example of what can happen when people stand up for their rights. As former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw said: The NFL is "forced to care because it's politically correct to care. Lawsuits make you care."
  • Guide To Grilling Fun And Safetywww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/guide-to-grilling-fun-and-safety If you aren't grilling already, you probably will be soon – or at least joining friends and family for a festive summer barbeque. So whether you are wearing the apron or are just a hungry bystander, here are some timely tips on fun and safe grilling.
  • Four Steps To A Food-safe Thanksgiving – And Beyondwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/four-steps-to-a-food-safe-thanksgiving-2013-and-beyond Family, parades, turkey, football – sounds like a recipe for a great Thanksgiving day. Keep family and friends healthy and safe this holiday season with these food safety tips for all your upcoming festivities. And have a happy Thanksgiving!
  • Faulty Implants Cause Pain, Problems And Perilwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/faulty-implants-cause-pain-problems-and-peril There is no doubt that breakthroughs in medical technology have improved the lives of millions of Americans. And certainly orthopedic implants in particular have relieved the suffering of a growing number of older patients. But as we have seen too many times in the past, the rush to profit from a growing market in health care often compromises patient safety. As you will read here, there are serious concerns about the testing and approval process for new implant devices. Particularly worrisome are reports that the FDA will fast-track even more of these devices without proper review.
  • Family’s Search For Answers Uncovers Fatal Flaw In Gm Carswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/family2019s-search-for-answers-uncovers-fatal-flaw-in-gm-cars Revelations that GM chose profit over safety highlight once again why it is so important to stand up for every American's constitutional right to pursue justice in a court of law. It is the great equalizer between the individual and the powerful.
  • Dog Bites Can Be Prevented With Better Educationwww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/dog-bites-can-be-prevented-with-better-education Dog bites are a serious problem here and across the country. Sadly, the victims are most often children. However, we can prevent dog bites by better educating owners, parents, children and the public. Start here with this month's newsletter.