On September 26, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, advocates will unite to raise awareness of the nearly 3,000 lives that are tragically lost each year in the U.S. due to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Teachers, students and school staff across the nation work and study in buildings containing asbestos, leaving them at a higher risk of asbestos exposure and related diseases, including mesothelioma.

This news is particularly significant because it is quite rare that a medical device manufacturer completely stops sales of a device following complaints. As lead counsel for Essure litigation coordinated in California state court, I know many women and their loved ones who have questions about what this means. Here are my thoughts on some of the top questions I’m hearing.

There is an increasingly popular trend among our youth raising the concern of health officials, school administrators and parents across the country. In fact, if you ask a young person over the age of 10, they will probably be able to tell you what it is: “E-cigarettes.”

Workers’ Memorial Week is an occasion to inform workers and their employers of valuable tools and resources that are available to help enhance occupational safety, raise awareness and save lives.

A Southwest Airlines jet experienced an uncontained engine failure over Pennsylvania, sending shrapnel into the passenger cabin, causing the plane to depressurize and creating what passengers have described as “extreme turbulence.' The most important question is not what occurred – but why.

Approved terms for the Takata bankruptcy are spelled out below, and more information on how and when to pursue a claim will be announced on a later date.

Despite the increasing prevalence of diabetes, there are many common misconceptions and an overall lack of knowledge surrounding the disease commonly referred to as an invisible disease.

Jodi Westbrook Flowers

We trust companies to protect our most personal information. As such, they should take steps to protect consumers. However, in an announcement last year, Equifax claimed that a security lapse on its part exposed the data of more than half the country. If that wasn’t enough, experts recently discovered two major security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, that could potentially give attackers access to nearly all of the world’s computers and mobile devices.

As we reflect on the past year, I invite you to peruse our blog and explore my colleagues’ musings on some of the leading legal, consumer and public health-related issues of today.