June 4 The Ruth Law Team

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall, the strictest form of recall, for a Johnson & Johnson surgical product. Nearly 95,000 surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been labeled under a Class 1 recall, meaning the devices may cause serious injury or death. Ethicon has confirmed…

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May 23 The Ruth Law Team

Texting while driving? Expect police to pull you over. Florida drivers can now anticipate tougher texting and driving laws to take effect. Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that tightens our current states laws. While texting while driving is already illegal to do in Florida, it is rarely enforced. That will soon change. Starting…

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March 29 The Ruth Law Team

This week, a San Francisco jury awarded a man $80 million in damages in his Roundup Weed Killer case. The plaintiff, Edwin Hardman, argued that the popular herbicide was a substantial factor in causing his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He used the glyphosate-based weed killer for more than two decades on his own property. The award came…

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February 28 The Ruth Law Team

Although you have rights to seek compensation for your injuries, expenses, and property damage after an accident, collecting from an insurance company will be a battle. How so? Insurance companies will fight to pay you as little as possible. Here are 10 things you MUST know if you’re injured in an auto accident. Adjusters are…

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February 18 The Ruth Law Team

Last year, 11 children died from drowning in Hillsborough County. That is more than any other county in Florida. In an effort to reduce this number, the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA is offering FREE swimming lessons to families. Swim lessons run from March 18-21 and are open to children ages 3-12. In a state where children…

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January 30 The Ruth Law Team

Between 2003 and 2015, 3M Corporation supplied the U.S. military its Combat Arms dual-ended earplugs, knowing the earplugs could loosen and fail to prevent hearing damage. Defective Earplugs Fail to Prevent Hearing Loss 3M, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer, supplied the defectively designed CAEv2 earplugs to our U.S. military for more than a decade. Not only did…

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January 21 The Ruth Law Team

Twelve patients have been hospitalized after receiving stem cell therapies contaminated with E. coli and other bacteria. People in Florida, Texas and Arizona received the treatments for varying reasons, including degenerative joint disease, back pain and a rotator cuff tear. The illnesses resulted in multiple hospitalizations, some for at least 30 days and another for…

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December 21 The Ruth Law Team

Jus·tice (ˈjəstəs) n: the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited awards or punishments. The quality of being just, impartial, or fair Merriam-Webster has selected the word justice as its Word of the Year for 2018. It beat out other notable words…

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December 13 The Ruth Law Team

Top All Children’s Hospital executives, including the CEO, have resigned amidst the release of a Tampa Bay Times investigation into the transparency and care its Heart Institute has provided over the past few years. The Times spent a year examining the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, uncovering an alarming amount of concerning issues. The…

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November 13 The Ruth Law Team

It’s that time of year again! The Ruth Law Team is an official drop-off site for the Marine Toys For Tots program. The toys will be donated to children right here in Pinellas County, and we anticipate the need being greater than ever this year. With your help, we have the potential to donate hundreds…

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