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Entries for May 2009

Hispanic Workers Have High Death Rates

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has again reported higher death dates for Hispanic workers in the United States. Hispanic workers are one of the fastest growing segments in the US workforce and their death rate has been reported as consistently high.

Pittsburg Corning Plans to Pay Asbestos Victims $825 Million

PPG Industries (Pittsburg Corning Corp.) and its insurers plan to pay out millions of dollars to victims of asbestos disease. In a bankruptcy reorganization plan filed with the Court for its approval, it was announced that PPG intended to pay out $825 Million in cash over the next 15 years.

An employee who is laid-off may also collect workers’ compensation benefits. Because the economy that is doing poorly that doesn’t necessarily mean that an injured ordisabled worker is excluded from other benefits.

Raptiva® Withdrawn From Market for High Risk of Fatal Brain Disease

We are investigating cases in which Raptiva® users have experienced neurological changes including unusual weakness, loss of coordination and changes in vision.

On April 8, 2009, the drug manufacturer Genentech announced a phased withdrawal of the psoriasis drug Raptiva® (efalizumab) from the U.S. market.
 

The Compensability of a Swine Flu Pandemic

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an alert for the spread of human swine flu virus. Employers and employees will now need to be alerted to preparations and the reactions that may occur.

 "Sufficient evidence is now available to show that asbestos also causes cancer of the larynx and of the ovary."

Hydroxycut® Products Withdrawn From Market After FDA Consumer Advisory Warning
Jon L. Gelman  is investigating potential cases involving users of Hydroxycut® products who have experienced health problems that may include Rha...

The problems of old age are now worrying are beginning to influence decision makers on what to do with two major delivery system in the United States. Both the Medicare system and the workers’ compensation medical delivery system are now ailing. The fiscal remedy maybe their marriage.
 

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