A New Jersey state appeals court has upheld a record $30.3 million jury award in an asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuit. The case is also noteworthy because of the test recognized by the court for a mesothelioma case.
A manufacturer of surgical gowns faces a lawsuit that claims the company knew its product failed impermeability tests for blood and microbes. The lawsuit seeks class action status and more than $500 million in damages.
Pick any three employees at your company. Chances are, one of them is sleep deprived. And the chances increase for certain industries and among employees who work night and irregular schedules. And most people would not want to take the chance that these sleepy workers will injure themselves or others.
Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.
Imagine this: You’re being treated in a hospital emergency room. The medical professional attending to you tries to make ER small talk by asking, “How’d this happen?” And you answer …
Criminal prosecution for violating federal workplace safety standards is still rare, but one prosecutor says, “they’ll be more of these ideally,” after a grand jury charged eight company officials in a recent case.
Unintentional, preventable injuries (aka accidental injuries) are now the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council.
A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.
Is this a good idea? A Canadian province is about to enact a new workplace safety law that would allow inspectors to issue fines to workers for violations. Penalties could be substantial for repeat offenders.
A new study shows almost one in five workers admit they aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. However, only one in ten have been properly diagnosed with a sleep disorder.
A doctor testified in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson that workers’ compensation laws and insurers were to blame for the opioid crisis, not pharmaceutical companies.
In the middle of winter, it might seem like a benefit if you couldn’t feel cold in your extremities. However, that lack of sensation can lead to workplace injuries – and they may not qualify for workers’ comp.
A firefighter had a heart attack and applied for workers’ comp benefits. His employer denied benefits because of his physical condition. How did a court rule?
Fact: 16 states and Washington, DC, have laws that allow the medical use of marijuana for patients with fatal diseases or chronic pain. What’s not as clear: How these laws impact workplace drug policies. Now, another state court has weighed in.
A warehouse worker died from a disease caused by exposure to pigeon droppings. Is this covered by workers’ comp, or was his widow allowed to sue the company for wrongful death?
A multi-year fight between government safety agencies and a manufacturer of food flavorings comes to the end with a settlement that lowers a fine but also restricts use of a dangerous chemical.
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