It is once again National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Philadelphia personal injury Lawyer Joel Feldman launched the End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) Student Awareness initiative during Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2012. The campaign connected more than 800 trial lawyers with nearly 40,000 students in the U.S. and Canada with the goal of getting young drivers to adopt safer driving habits. Since then, the presentations have been seen by more than 250,000 teens across North America in addition to members of professional organizations and clubs. more »
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on March 3, 2015 it will require manufacturers to update the warning labels of testosterone drugs to include heart attack and stroke risks. The warning comes too late for several men who have already filed AndroGel lawsuits for life-threatening injuries they weren’t warned about.