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  • Makeup Made Safe: How the FDA Protects Consumers from Dangerous Cosmetic Products

    Our team of Milwaukee product liability attorneys of Casey Law Offices, S.C. recently wrote about a cover-up scandal carried out by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) executives related to the company’s talc baby powder products. It turns out company leadership knew for decades that there were occasional traces of asbestos in the talc but denied knowledge of it. (You can view that story by clicking here and ...
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  • Common Sense Keeps New Year Celebrations Safe

    New Year’s Eve and Day is a busy time of celebrations with friends and family. It is also a busy time for plaintiff attorneys due to an increased number of injuries caused by individuals who haven’t taken precaution to avoid accidents. Accidents come in many forms on this holiday. A majority of them are due to excessive drinking. Here are other examples of how accidents can happen: Party Venues ...
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  • The True Impact of Workplace Harassment

    When you hear the words “workplace harassment,” you may not immediately think about injuries. After all, most workplace harassment and abuse – be it on the basis of sex, race, or other personal characteristics – tends to be verbal rather than physical. However, studies have shown that the effects of workplace harassment and discrimination can have a far deeper and more lasting toll than many ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Execs Lied About Asbestos in Baby Powder Studies & New Findings Bolster Lawsuit

    Johnson’s Baby Powder has been a household staple for decades. Used to absorb moisture and aid in hygiene, the soft sweet-scented powder can be found in many a bathroom closet in the U.S. Last Friday, the makers of the baby powder, Johnson & Johnson, found themselves out of the closet and in headline news over information that company executives have known for more than 40 years that the raw talc ...
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  • Tips for Preventing Chimney Fires This Winter

    The Hearth Is the Home — Don’t Let it Burn Your House Down Perhaps you’ve decorated your fireplace mantel for the holidays. Maybe you will stuff stockings in preparation for the holiday season. However, you celebrate the holidays; if you have a fireplace, you are most likely taking advantage of it this month. And while a fireplace is an inviting area to gather — it’s warm, welcoming and, for many, ...
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  • The Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    Slips and falls are some of the most common accidents in the country and, though they might not sound like a big deal, some of the injuries that a person sustains can be life-altering or even fatal. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), slips and falls account for nearly nine million visits to the emergency room every year. In fact, many victims of slips and falls end up requiring ...
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  • Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous to Your Health?

    Part III – Have You Been Impacted? As you read in our previous posts, Dewayne Johnson is a former California school groundskeeper who contracted cancer from applying the herbicide Roundup as part of his job. His case is the first which cracked wall guarding Monsanto, the maker of the Roundup, from damage judgments because the product was determined to be carcinogenic. As a result of the judgment, ...
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  • Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous to Your Health?

    Part II – Who Is at Fault? In our last post, we introduced you to the sad story about Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in California who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after significant exposure to Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup. You have probably used the product at one time or another to clear weeds from your lawn, sidewalk, patio, and driveway. Face it, spraying away ...
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  • Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous to Your Health?

    At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held accountable for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury so those who are harmed are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to unsafe products. Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous ...
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  • South Milwaukee Mayor Inviting Birds to Its Streets in a Managed Rollout

    The City of Milwaukee recently engaged in an ugly public dispute with Santa Monica, California-based Bird Rides Inc., the company that dropped off 100 electric scooters in parts of the city in June without notifying the city. A cease and desist order was filed against the scooter maker. Bird finally agreed to pull the scooters off streets. And now the Common Council has passed a resolution ...
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  • How to Avoid an Accident with a Pedestrian and What to Do When It Happens

    Following a tragic pedestrian accident this is heard all too frequently, “the person seemed to come out of nowhere.” Though Wisconsin is not the worst place for pedestrian accidents, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are over 2,000 pedestrians hit by cars every year in this state, with scores of these accidents resulting in fatalities. How Do You Avoid These Accidents? ...
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  • Watch Your Step. Pedestrian Deaths Are on the Rise Part II

    In our previous blog on this issue, you learned that the number of people being hit and killed by vehicles while walking has been shooting up over the past eight years. The odds are getting higher for you being a road casualty. In the next 24 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 430 people on average will be in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries. How to Avoid These ...
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  • Watch Your Step. Pedestrian Deaths Are on the Rise

    Get out for a walk. That’s what are doctors are telling us to get healthier and to extend our lives. There is no doubt the benefits are enormous. However, here in Wisconsin and across the nation, stepping out into the street while taking that walk can in fact be very unhealthy. Lately, once you put yourself out in traffic you run an increasing risk of severe injury and, many times, death. The ...
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  • Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who Is to Blame?

    We are all prone to mistakes, which is why civil engineers have spent centuries studying conditions and infrastructure related to travel in order to design solutions that can be used to mitigate accidents. In their quest to perfect the self-driving vehicle, tech companies like Uber and Waymo have been testing autonomous cars in several states throughout the country. The goal for these companies, ...
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  • How to Avoid Slips, Falls and Injuries While Holiday Decorating

    It’s perfect weather for holiday decorating outdoors. As many people will go up on ladders, even their roofs -- think Clark Griswold -- it’s a good time to remind home decorators that slips, falls and even electrocutions related to holiday decorating are more common than you may think. According to the CPSC, during November and December 2014, there were 12 estimated fatalities and 145,000 injuries ...
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  • A Winter Alert for Southeast Wisconsin

    Residents in Southeast Wisconsin can expect snow soon. And, when it falls, so do people. One of the most threatening winter hazards is the potential to slip and fall on patches of ice and snow, causing serious injuries including lacerations, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year ...
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  • The Opioid Epidemic: Part III of our 3-part Series

    At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held responsible for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury, so those impacted are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to the national opioid crisis. In our Three-Part Series “The Opioid ...
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  • 4 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Chances of Getting into a Car Accident

    Car accidents are horrific for all involved, and they are even traumatic for uninvolved witnesses. Not only do they generally result in a number of serious injuries, they may even be deadly. This is why it is essential you partake in preventative practices, as you will not only protect your life, but the lives of all others on the road. The following are 4 simple steps to reducing your chances of ...
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  • The Opioid Epidemic: A Three-Part Series

    At Casey Law Offices, S.C., our personal injury lawyers focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held responsible for irresponsible behavior that has resulted in injury. We do this so those who are harmed are fairly compensated. We represent individuals who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to the national opioid ...
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  • Insurance Claims and Pre-Existing Injuries

    Car accidents are fairly common. In fact, according to some estimates, most drivers will file a car accident claim once every 17 years or so. While some of these collisions may be minor, others will result in serious injuries. Any of these injuries potentially related to a pre-existing problem area could prevent you from getting full compensation after a car accident, even if the other driver was ...
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  • Consequences of Hazardous Teenage Driving

    Most accidents occur as a result of negligent or distracted driving, which teen drivers are the number one perpetrator of. Unfortunately, the majority of teenagers are often so caught up in the excitement of driving a car that they forget there are lives on the line every time they take a seat behind the wheel. Whether they are playing music, speeding, driving under the influence of drinking or ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    When you need to pursue justice and compensation through a personal injury claim , your chances of success will essentially only be as good as your legal counsel. This can lead to a bit of a dilemma: how do you know who is the best lawyer for your claim? There are so many options and surely many of them will seem finely-suited for the task. If you want to get a clearer idea of who to retain, ...
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  • Personal Injury Claims 101: Steps You Should Follow in Your Case

    It might be hard to imagine getting into a serious accident – like a car crash or falling down slippery stairs – that leaves you with a serious injury, but you never know what’s coming next. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 80% of Americans talk to their physician for one reason or another annually, about 40 million will need emergency medical care each ...
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  • Mistakes to Avoid when Filing a Wisconsin Personal Injury Claim

    When you are going through the personal injury claims process, your actions will be put under a magnifying glass. The opposing attorneys and insurance companies will be watching for any information they may use against you. The reality is that the insurance company is a business that must keep an eye on profits and as such may look for ways to reduce or limit your claim. Individuals may not ...
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  • Wisconsin Personal Injury Damages - Pain, Suffering & Disability

    As a trial lawyer, I have often told juries that the law cannot repair or replace an injured back, a permanent disability, a broken bone, other accident related injuries. In most cases, monetary compensation is the only form of legal relief for accident victims. In arriving at the proper amount of monetary compensation, an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to utilize Wisconsin law ...
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