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The American Opioid Crisis: Drug CEO Indicted

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In a recent development (April 2019), former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III was indicted on two counts of conspiracy; if convicted, Doud will face a minimum mandatory of 10 years in U.S. Prison, according to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Berman went on to state, “This prosecution is the first of its kind. Executives of a pharmaceutical distributor itself have been charged with drug trafficking – trafficking the same drugs that are fueling the opioid epidemic that is ravaging this country.” From 2012 to 2016, Doud ordered his employees to purposefully avoid red-flagged sales of his company’s powerful opioid medications....

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Product Liability Law

Some of the largest cases in law history come from product liability cases due to the scale of damage that some products have caused. In one famous example, General Motors was sued for $20 billion in a class action lawsuit. Over 25 million individuals were affected. The lawsuit stated that many of the cars contained a dangerous chemical in the coolant. When the case was won, each person ended up receiving $400-$800 in damages. Dangerous and/or defective products cause thousands of injuries every year. The law surrounding these types of injuries is called ‘product liability law’, which holds a manufacturer or...

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Mesothelioma Lawyer New Orleans

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Mesothelioma is an incredibly aggressive form of cancer that is caused by the inhalation of asbestos. If these fibers lodge in the linings of the heart, lungs, or abdomen, there is a high risk for the development of Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused specifically by Asbestos. The King Firm has worked with many people that have been negatively affected by asbestos in the workplace. We are confident that we can secure the fair compensation you deserve to help battle this rare form of cancer. What is Asbestos? Asbestos - once a common, naturally-occurring mineral substance that was used as...

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New Orleans Hurricane Insurance


If you live in New Orleans, you’re no stranger to hurricanes and the type of damage they can cause. Even though Hurricane Katrina struck land in 2005, the failure of the levees, hundreds of deaths, and a $100 billion price tag serve as a chilling reminder: mother nature can cause serious damage. Even last year, Hurricane Nate caused thousands of dollars of damage to automobiles and buildings. Few things are worse than having an insurance claim denied. There can be many reasons for having a hurricane claim denied and it can be especially devastating to you and your family after a...

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How Your Smart Phone Can Help After an Accident

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In our last blog post, we talked about the dangers of distracted driving and the things you can do to focus when you’re behind the wheel. We would never tell people it’s OK to use a smartphone while driving. It’s just a matter of looking at the statistics: according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, cell phone use accounts for more than a third of all distracted driving fatalities! However, smart phones can be a valuable tool after an accident, especially when you’ve been injured and might need the help of an attorney… The King Firm Accident Report App In fact, The King Firm...

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How to Avoid Distracted Driving

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Every year, countless people are injured – or killed – in accidents involving distracted drivers. These days, that term typically calls up the image of someone texting while driving, but as any experienced motorists can tell you, there are plenty of things that can distract us behind the wheel: GPS devices Adjusting the radio Passengers Eating and drinking It doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve seen far too many clients who suffered life-altering injuries as a result of someone who got distracted while driving. That’s why we want to share these tips to help you stay alert and focused when you’re out...

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Were You Injured in an Accident? Stay Off Facebook

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Sharing our lives with the world has never been easier… or more entertaining. Smartphones and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram make it simple to tell the world where we’re going, what we’re eating, what we’re watching and how we’re feeling. But all this sharing can have its drawbacks. We’re not just talking about privacy issues. The stuff you share on social media can come back to haunt you in the court of law. Social Media and The Law Just ask Kathleen Romano. Fifteen years ago, Romano was at work at her clerical job at a New York medical center when...

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Can I Sue Uber or Lyft After a Car Accident?

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  You’re driving home from work one day, obeying every rule of the road, and you get in an accident. The next thing you know, you’re talking to paramedics. The other driver is clearly at fault. They ran a stop sign and barreled into your car. When you look at their vehicle, you notice a corporate logo on the door and part of you thinks that you might have a personal injury claim against that company. That’s how things would play out in a crash involving most businesses. But what if you’re in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver? That’s a...

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Will You Be Protected in The Case of a Car Accident?

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Car accidents are scary, chaotic events, and they are also all too frequent. What is also scary is the process you will need to embark upon after the car accident happens. You will need to understand what legal and medical needs you have- this will help protect you, your finances and your legal rights. By being adequately prepared, you can help the process go smoothly and also ensure that things will work out in your favor, especially where compensation is concerned. You may have some questions about the car accident and personal injury processes, and The King Firm is happy...

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Secrets to Finding the Right Personal Injury Firm

Finding the Right Personal Injury Firm

If it is your first time looking for a personal injury firm or lawyer, you probably don’t know exactly what you are doing. It’s not something you learn about - that is, not until you have to. If you have recently been in an accident, or have received an injury at the hands of someone else or an organization, this is when you will want to start looking for a personal injury attorney so you can make sure you get the personal injury compensation you want and deserve. It is very important to know your rights during this process and also...

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