Studies Show Alarming Rise in Cancer Rates in Rural Coal Mining Areas

According to a recent study featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Owsley County, Kentucky had one of the highest percentage increases of cancer mortality per capita in the U.S. since 1980. Specifically, deaths increased by close to 50% there.   Additional research has supported the contention that, while the incidence of cancer … Continued

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More and More Products Revealed to Be Causing Cancer Every Year

Most people have heard about lawsuits focused on products that have caused serious cancer concerns: Talcum powder and ovarian cancer, even Pepsi, but what about ingredients that are widely used in many of our everyday food items? A new report just released has expanded upon the previous announcement concerning the link between cancer, processed meats, … Continued

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Plastic Surgery Procedure Gives Rise to Startling Reports of Medical Malpractice

On January 6th, a judge concluded that one Florida plastic surgeon—Dr. Osak Omulepu—committed medical malpractice when he performed a procedure known as a Brazilian Butt Lift on two women. Specifically, the judge found that Omulepu violated various standards of care in performing the procedures, which involved two women’s organs being punctured, and one woman ultimately … Continued

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$50 Million IKEA Settlement Leaves Many Families Still at a Loss

Many remember the news headlines that covered recent incidents of IKEA furniture falling on and killing young children, several of them crushed to death by dressers or chests in the IKEA “Malm” line. IKEA announced a recall of close to 30 million dressers and chests in June of this year after six children had been … Continued

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Investigation Uncovers Louisiana Housing Mentally Ill Patients in Nursing Homes

  According to a two-year investigation recently concluded by the Justice Department, Louisiana has been unnecessarily isolating and segregating thousands of mentally ill people in costly nursing homes instead of actually providing them with much-needed medical attention. In doing so, the state has been violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and arguably injuring thousands of … Continued

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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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