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February 1, 2020

Construction Accidents

Over 9 million people nationwide work in the construction industry. U.S. workers employed in the construction industry make up approximately 6 percent of the country’s workforce, but they suffer from about 20 percent of all work-related fatalities. The construction industry...

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February 1, 2020

Defective Cars and Car Parts

Defectively designed cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles injure and kill people at an alarming rate. Likewise, the parts on these vehicles; such as tires, windshields, gas tanks, bumpers, seats, etc., often designed or manufactured by other companies, can also...

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February 1, 2020

Product Liability Injuries

When you buy a product, you have the right to expect that the product is safe. When you use a product, you should not be injured by that product. Unfortunately, unsafe products are everywhere. At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.,...

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February 1, 2020

Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

As trial lawyers we have seen many shocking cases which have resulted in severe injuries, but none more revolting than sexual abuse of the innocent and helpless. Elderly or mentally ill nursing home residents are easy prey for sexual predators...

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February 1, 2020

Sexual Abuse by Priests and Church Officials

Abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, brothers, or other church officials is physically and emotionally devastating. In these cases the victims put their trust and faith in a member of the clergy only to be exploited sexually and left...

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February 1, 2020

Hospital Negligence

Institutional negligence occurs when a hospital, nursing home, “surgicenter” or other health care facility violates its independent duty to supervise and ensure that care is safely provided in its facility, resulting in injury to a patient. That is why as...

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February 1, 2020

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

As our nation’s elderly have grown in number, so has the demand for nursing homes and other forms of elder care. While nursing homes continue to make record profits, they have failed to invest in hiring and training more nursing...

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February 1, 2020

Burn Injury Accidents

According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 450,000 people sustain burn injuries requiring medical treatment in the United States each year. Those who survive the most serious of these injuries face a lifetime of new challenges. Fortunately, state-of-the-art burn...

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