2021

8 Things that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

8 Things that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

If you are planning to file a personal injury claim, knowing the following things can help lead you to a successful outcome. Of course, there is no guarantee on that, but they can help you avoid making some costly mistakes that may limit what you can recover or get your claim denied or dismissed.

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Paying Medical Bills While Waiting for a Settlement

Paying Medical Bills While Waiting for a Settlement

When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, it could take months before a settlement amount is agreed upon and the negligent driver’s insurance pays it out. In the meantime, medical bills are piling up.

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205,000 Philips Breathing Machines Vulnerable to Toxic Foam

205,000 Philips Breathing Machines Vulnerable to Toxic Foam

Philips Respironics CPAP

On June 14, 2021, a voluntary recall was announced affecting three to four million Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices due to potentially serious health risks related to the machine’s sound abatement foam.

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Paragard IUD Breakage: 3,200+ Reports

Paragard IUD Breakage: 3,200+ Reports

Paragard, a popular intrauterine birth control device used by thousands of women, is prone to breakage and fracturing, which can lead to serious complications. And, there is evidence that the maker, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been aware of this issue since at least 2013.

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Impaired Driving: The Sobering Facts

Impaired Driving: The Sobering Facts

Impaired Driving

There is no question that impaired driving is a serious safety risk on our roads. Consuming any substance, whether it is alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs, has an impact on your driving skills. It slows your coordination, judgment, and reaction times makes drivers more aggressive and reckless, and leads to extreme drowsiness, all of which puts everyone on the road in harm’s way.

Bottom line, the decision to drive while impaired is truly one of gross negligence.

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Philips Respironics Recalls Millions of CPAP, Breathing Machines

Philips Respironics Recalls Millions of CPAP, Breathing Machines

One in 15 adults in the United States – roughly 18 million people – suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. One of the most common treatments is using a CPAP machine which keeps the airway open with a gentle, constant stream of pressurized air. However, in June, millions of CPAP and other breathing devices made by Philips Respironics were recalled due to possible health risks and potential dangerous sound abatement foam.

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Franciskato Receives AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award

Franciskato Receives AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award

Brian Franciskato, Nash & Franciskato, Law Firm, Kansas City Law Firm, Nash & Franciskato, AAJ, American Association of Justice,

Distinguished Service Award

Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is proud to announce that partner, Brian Franciskato, received the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Annual Convention in Las Vegas. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the AAJ’s Board of Governors who, during the past year, have been of special assistance to the President of the Association.

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Are Your Witnesses Credible?

Are Your Witnesses Credible?

Witnesses to a car accident are asked to provide a statement about what they saw before the accident occurred, as it was occurring, and after. These statements can help corroborate your claims and the supporting elements of causation and liability, helping you prove the other driver was at fault. However, if they are not seen as a credible witness, he or she may end up hurting your case rather than helping.

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

In 2017, 1.2 million seniors needed nursing home care; by 2030, that number is expected to grow to 1.9 million. And, according to some estimates, nearly 1 in 10 adults aged 65+ suffer from at least one type of abuse each year; however, with only 1 in 24 cases of nursing home abuse reported and elder abuse reported, this is likely to be an underestimation.

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Paraquat Herbicide Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Paraquat Herbicide Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

As of June 28, 2021, there were 90 paraquat herbicide lawsuits that had been filed across the country with claims related to exposure to paraquat.

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