Firefighters Face Severe Mesothelioma Risks

Many people do not realize just how much danger firefighters place themselves in every day. Although at risk from the obvious injuries associated with putting out fires, they are also at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos. In fact, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, firefighters … Continued

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New NOLA School at Former City Dump Facing Lawsuit?

This month, environmental advocacy groups threatened to sue the Louisiana state Department of Education and the Recovery School District if they move forward with construction of a new school on a contaminated site without first conducting tests to ensure that the area is not hazardous. Opponents of the school’s construction are concerned that it will … Continued

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Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

It is frightening to realize that the fate of a newborn infant is almost entirely in the hands of the doctors and hospitals where he or she is delivered. Most of the time, everything goes fine and the baby comes out healthy. However, when the doctors and hospital staffers make mistakes, this sometimes spells out … Continued

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Lack of Oversight Found At Five Louisiana Veteran Homes

According to an audit just released, oversight of the quality of care in Louisiana’s veteran homes located in Bossier City, Jackson, Jennings, Monroe, and Reserve, is lacking. Specifically, all five homes—which house more than 700 people—were cited for deficiencies. These ranged from failure to dispose of garbage properly to causing resident injuries due to a … Continued

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Louisiana Sinks As Sea Eats Away At Land

Environmental hazards could end up causing many of Louisiana’s small towns and villages to effectively disappear due to the state losing an average of 17 square miles per year to the sea. Scientists report that the main factors causing entire towns to turn into open water and the loss of wetlands is the sea-level rise, … Continued

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Louisiana Found Dangerous for Bicycle Riders

A recently released article indicated that Louisiana has the third-highest rate of bicycle related deaths in the country, according to a recent study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Specifically, the study found that the death rate for adults (ages 35-74) is second only to Florida and Delaware—two of the deadliest states for … Continued

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Eric Nowak included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Eric Nowak was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Eric’s successful career in litigation has helped dozens of clients and families in getting the justice they deserve. This inclusion in … Continued

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Air Pollution and Respiratory Illness

The connection between air pollution and cancer, as well as the link to numerous other illnesses and injuries including neurological disorders, respiratory problems, and other health issues, is strong. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 1 in 12 people now have asthma, and most of those who suffer are female, African … Continued

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Avoiding Medical Malpractice

According to statistics released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 85,000 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed each year and medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. If this isn’t overwhelming enough, up to 12,000 people die during an unnecessary surgery and 7,000 from medical malpractice errors … Continued

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State Audit Shows Funds for Louisiana Roads Depleted

The Louisiana state audit was just released, and unfortunately, indicates that there is a decline in federal funding, placing various Louisiana department of Transportation and Development projects in trouble. Specifically, the Department estimates a backlog of $12 billion in construction projects. Unless there is a change with the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), very necessary infrastructure projects for … Continued

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