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Getting a Drone for Christmas? What you should do first.

By John Hipskind on November 30, 2015

Are you hoping to find a drone under your Christmas tree next month?

An estimated 200,000 drones will be given as gifts this holiday season and some believe many of them will wind up crashing before New Year’s Day.

The insurance industry is looking at the growing popularity of drones as an opportunity, as much as an exposure that needs to be managed, according to Gerard Finley, the senior vice president of Casualty Treat Underwriting at Munich Reinsurance America Inc. in Princeton.

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Can Drug Companies Be Liable for Adverse Side Effects?

By John Hipskind on November 17, 2015

Unfortunately, in today’s world, dangerous drugs are marketed and sold everyday.  Drug companies often market dangerous drugs putting their profits over their consumers’ safety.  These “medications” can cause dangerous and damaging side effects.  Many of us have or have loved ones who have had a negative effects from a drug or medical device that they were given.  Personally, I have a close friend who recently underwent a complete hip replacement who has suffered from severe and debilitating pain as a result.  I know others who have trusted commercials they saw on TV and then sought out certain medical drugs or treatments believing them to be safe, only to later learn that the side effects of the drug were worse than what they sought treatment for.

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The Dangers of the Energy Drink Explosion

By John Hipskind on November 2, 2015

The last decade has brought about an energy drink explosion.  You cannot go into any gas station or grocery store without seeing a significant amount of shelf space dedicated to these products.  Unfortunately, there are several health risks associated with these drinks, including type 2 diabetes, severe headaches, increased anxiety, high blood pressure and caffeine overdose, which can cause heart palpitations, nausea, convulsions, and, in some cases, even death.

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The Chrysler Recall and Product Liability Claims

By John Hipskind on July 29, 2015

It has happened again, a large corporation put profits before the safety of its consumers.  Over the last decade, Fiat Chrysler has been selling defective and potentially dangerous products to hundreds of thousands Americans.  As a result, Fiat-Chrysler faces up to a $105-million-dollar fine and is being forced to buy back or repair hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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