H&N is a US News “Best Law Firm” 2017

This year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings of law firms has a new addition. Harrell & Nowak has been included has a ranked “Best Law Firm.” To receive this recognition, the firm must have at least one lawyer recognized as a “Best Lawyer” which is an award given only to the top 4% of … Continued

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Eric Nowak again recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2017

  US News & World Report announced its Best Lawyers in America for 2017, and Harrell & Nowak is proud to announce that for the second year in a row Eric Nowak has been recognized. According to this independent publication’s research, Eric R. Nowak is considered a Best Lawyer in America in the area of … Continued

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Lead Poisoning Remains Major Threat to Children

It may shock you to learn that lead poisoning still remains the number one environmental hazard for children, who can suffer from irreversible cognitive deficit issues, as well as problems related to hearing, speech, organ damage, and even death as a result of lead accumulation in the body. In spite of national attention brought to … Continued

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Samsung Washing Machines Causing Injuries

Troubles for the Samsung corporation continue, as, on November 4th,  U.S. authorities announced yet another recall for the company’s products. Samsung washing machines have allegedly caused several injuries, including a broken jaw and shoulder, supposedly due to excessive vibration. This comes only one month after the company had to recall its Galaxy Note 7 due … Continued

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Shocking Revelation of Lies in Medical Malpractice Case

NPR recently covered the story of one doctor’s confession of lying in order to protect a colleague in a medical malpractice suit—a story that needs to be heard for the sake of medical malpractice victims all over the country. It brings into question just how many doctors, serving as experts in medical malpractice cases, feel … Continued

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BP Settlement Funds Paid to State and Claimants Transforms Louisiana

Millions of dollars paid out as part of BP’s legal settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon in Louisiana has already transformed Louisiana, according to coverage in The Advertiser. In total, close to $6 billion will be paid out to the state to address the damage done by the oil spill, with an additional $10 billion … Continued

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General Motors Pays out Billions for Faulty Ignition Switch

In the midst of all the media attention that the Takata airbag recalls received, many did not notice that an entirely separate defect issue was taking hundreds of lives and injuring hundreds more. Specifically, over 2.5 million cars were recalled by General Motors two years ago due to the fault ignition switch which, when it … Continued

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Danger Lurking in Your Toothpaste?

In early September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was banning an antibacterial chemical—triclosan—as it is used in soap, but still allowing it to remain in one product: toothpaste. This has left many consumers completely baffled; how can a product be so harmful that we can not have it on our hands, … Continued

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Louisiana Takes Big Oil to Court

On August 5th, U.S. News & World Report covered the most recent movement in Louisiana to hold the oil industry responsible for the huge amount of land that has disappeared from Louisiana as a result of the oil industry’s “footprint.” According to geologists, by extracting millions of barrels of oil and gas from below the … Continued

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Louisiana Ranked One of Worst States for Drivers

A recent study conducted by Carinsurance.com revealed that Louisiana ranked third worst for drivers in the country, beaten out only by Oklahoma and California. Unfortunately, Louisiana ranked in the lowest 10 states on a variety of factors assessed, such as traffic deaths per 100,000 and overall death rates. Perhaps most alarmingly, in addition to driver … Continued

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