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Refinery Explosion Health Issues
Posted On November 14, 2019
South Philadelphia is home to Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. In June, a leak at the refinery’s alkylation unit formed a ground-hugging vapor...Read More
Toxic Mold Complaints at the New York City Housing Authority
Posted On November 12, 2019
The New York Post reports that the city’s housing authority is way behind in dealing with complaints of toxic mold from tenants. For years the agency has been under...Read More
Blind Spot Truck Accidents
Posted On November 6, 2019
Driving a passenger car near a huge truck can be intimidating. For obvious reasons, it is a good idea to keep your distance from these monstrous vehicles and steer...Read More
Workers Ill from Silica Dust
Posted On November 1, 2019
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report highlighted the risks of chronic respiratory illness for individuals working with engineered stone commonly used in residential and commercial...Read More
Halloween Slip and Fall Dangers
Posted On October 30, 2019
Halloween is intended to be one of the most fun nights of the year. Adults and children alike get into the spirit with fun costumes and festivities. Drivers are...Read More
Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions
Posted On October 23, 2019
Hydrogen sulfide is a highly combustible gas that smells like rotten eggs. In high concentrations, the gas can cause explosions, health complications, and fire when not properly handled. Recent...Read More
Corporations Accused of PFAS Contamination
Posted On October 18, 2019
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a collection of fluorinated chemicals used in different types of industrial and consumer products. Regulation of these substances is inconsistent, and PFAS contamination may be...Read More
9/11 Mesothelioma Deaths on the Rise
Posted On October 16, 2019
Many people have heard of mesothelioma, a type of cancer associated with exposure to asbestos. In fact, mesothelioma has been linked with numerous occupations, including working as an emergency...Read More
Dump Truck Accidents
Posted On October 10, 2019
Dump trucks represent a heightened risk of injury and death compared to passenger vehicles. A typical dump truck weights several times the average passenger vehicle. In fact, a loaded...Read More
Delaware Approves Slag Facility Despite Local Fears
Posted On October 2, 2019
Delawareans in Wilmington and New Castle County are concerned about industrial air pollutants after state officials approved the construction of a slag-grinding facility along Christiana Avenue. Residents of nearby...Read More
Drowsy Driving Truck Accidents
Posted On September 25, 2019
Proposed changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules would give truck drivers more flexibility in their workday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed revisions to the HOS...Read More
Lead Crisis in Newark, New Jersey
Posted On September 20, 2019
New Jersey’s largest city is facing a water crisis as lead from antiquated sewer pipes is still being detected in drinking water supplies despite the distribution of 40,000 water...Read More
New Lymph Node Staging May Prevent Surgery
Posted On September 18, 2019
A new, minimally-invasive testing procedure used to determine lymph node staging in pleural mesothelioma is helping patients avoid unnecessary surgery in advanced cases of the disease. The endobronchial ultrasound-guided...Read More
Air Pollution Linked to Deaths
Posted On September 11, 2019
A recent study has questioned national air pollution standards and suggests that decreasing the levels allowed by law could save lives. In fact, the study claims that air pollution...Read More
PFAS Found in Contaminated Wells
Posted On September 4, 2019
Recent tests on local wells near Dover Air Force Base revealed the problem of tainted wells adjacent to the base may be more widespread than once thought. Since 2015,...Read More
What are Truck Underride Accidents?
Posted On August 29, 2019
In truck underride accidents, a smaller car becomes lodged underneath the back or side of a tractor trailer. As opposed to an override accident, which occurs when a truck...Read More
Living Near a Hazard
Posted On August 22, 2019
Sometimes, our neighbors can be pleasant or they can be more challenging.  This is the case for residents of Grays Ferry, a neighborhood located near the gas refinery complex...Read More
Toxic School Supplies
Posted On August 20, 2019
As students get ready to return to school in just a few weeks families are busy buying a variety of school supplies for the upcoming year. Crayons, binders, and...Read More
Mesothelioma Breath Test
Posted On August 14, 2019
Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer that is caused by exposure to toxic asbestos fibers that become deeply imbedded in lung tissue where they lay dormant for 20...Read More
Delayed Approval for Hours of Service Regulations
Posted On August 12, 2019
Accidents involving commercial tractor trailers have become much too common on the country’s highways. With driver fatigue among the main causes of commercial truck accidents, the federal government has...Read More
Truck Accidents with Hazardous Materials
Posted On August 7, 2019
Truck accidents can cause serious damage and injury. Accidents involving trucks that contain hazardous materials can be catastrophic. Any truck barreling down a highway can be intimidating for nearby...Read More
Delaware Waters Tested for Fecal Bacteria
Posted On July 31, 2019
Lewes, Broadkill, and Slaughter beaches are under water advisory, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Researchers from the department’s Recreational Water Program have...Read More
California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Cancer Case
Posted On July 17, 2019
An elderly married couple who became ill after working on their Northern California family farm have been awarded more than $2 billion after proving to an Oakland, California jury...Read More
Medical Marijuana and Employment Discrimination Law
Posted On July 11, 2019
Under the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act, employers may not discriminate against state-licensed medical marijuana patients regarding hiring, terminating, or other conditions of employment. However, instances of workplace discrimination against...Read More
Delaware River Basin Fracking Ban
Posted On July 10, 2019
Efforts to generate energy and protect the environment have been at odds for decades. Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is a technique that drills down into the earth...Read More
Risk Evaluation for 40 Chemicals
Posted On July 3, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated the first step in a new chemical evaluation prioritization process mandated by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA now requires...Read More
New Type of Radiotherapy May Extend Survival Rates
Posted On June 26, 2019
For individuals living with mesothelioma, a disease developed after exposure to asbestos fibers, available treatments are often too little, too late. That may change according to a recent study on a...Read More
100 Deadliest Days of Summer
Posted On June 21, 2019
From Memorial Day until Labor Day, the number of traffic accidents and fatalities involving teenagers increases. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that an average of 10 people...Read More
Near Miss Explosion at Refinery Raises Concern
Posted On June 19, 2019
Fuel refineries use a series of chemical reactions to arrive at the final product.  Hydrogen fluoride is used in the oil refining process and causes a reaction, called alkylation,...Read More
Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week
Posted On June 14, 2019
Cancer diagnosis rates among firefighters has become a disturbing trend. A multi-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently found that firefighters have a...Read More
Effects of Black Mold
Posted On June 11, 2019
Many of us have heard warnings about black mold being dangerous. The concern is real and any exposure to this material should be avoided as much as possible. The...Read More
Containment Approach to Prevent Metastases in Mesothelioma Patients
Posted On June 5, 2019
Exposure to asbestos may cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer for which there is currently no cure. It typically develops due to workplace exposure but can also...Read More
What are the Premises Liability Laws Regarding Swimming Pools?
Posted On May 29, 2019
May is Water Safety Month and with summer quickly approaching, pools will open to the public. Long summer days by the pool should be a welcome treat, but receiving...Read More
Lead in Water Contaminates Schools
Posted On May 22, 2019
The exposure of young children to excessive levels of lead in the water at their schools is being reported throughout the country. Recent publications from researchers at the Environment...Read More
Overloaded and Overweight Truck Accidents
Posted On May 17, 2019
Truck accidents cause terrible suffering and damage every day. The sheer size and weight of these trucks increase the extent of destruction and loss. Many trucks weigh up to...Read More
Future of Artificial Intelligence and Safety Concerns 
Posted On May 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence can be used to perform a multitude of beneficial tasks at greater speeds and accuracy than relying on human intelligence alone. As the future of artificial intelligence...Read More
Delaware Companies Targeted for Environmental Cleanup
Posted On May 8, 2019
Five Delaware companies have been directed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to contribute millions of dollars toward environmental cleanup efforts. According to the agency, Chemours, 3M,...Read More
Limo Liability for Prom Night Crashes
Posted On April 29, 2019
Each spring, high school students start planning for proms, a big event that seems to become more involved each year. In addition to getting a date, buying a gown...Read More
Makeup Recall Tested Positive for Asbestos
Posted On April 24, 2019
In March 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a consumer warning concerning the possibility of asbestos found in cosmetic products sold at Claire’s Stores, Inc. and Justice....Read More
Lead Exposure Linked to Poor Mental Health in Adults
Posted On April 19, 2019
From the mid-1960s until the late 1980s, gasoline was commonly treated with lead, leading to contamination of the air and soil that exposed people to the toxin. Many adults...Read More
Stages of Mesothelioma Cancer
Posted On April 17, 2019
Individuals exposed to dangerous asbestos toxins face a risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that is frequently misdiagnosed as a lingering cold or flu. With many...Read More
DDT Exposure and Breast Cancer
Posted On April 10, 2019
The harmful pesticide, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), is a colorless and tasteless synthetic compound that was vastly used in agricultural areas around the world. Recently, a six-decade long study conducted by...Read More
Who is Liable for Mold in Rentals?
Posted On March 27, 2019
Like all buildings, rental properties are susceptible to mold contamination. Landlords should check their buildings for mold regularly and immediately resolve any mold issues detected. Not only does mold...Read More
World Water Day
Posted On March 22, 2019
Many people are used to having clean water that they take it for granted. Those in certain parts of the world do not have to think twice about water...Read More
Refinery Fire Illustrates Environmental Dangers of Industrial Plants
Posted On March 20, 2019
When the 63-year-old oil refinery hugging the edges of Delaware City began to burn earlier this month, its plumes of smoke became visual reminders of the dangers people face...Read More
Cognitive Impairment Due to Mesothelioma
Posted On March 14, 2019
Exposure to asbestos can cause certain types of cancers, such as mesothelioma. This type of cancer occurs due to buildup of cancerous cells or tumors in the lungs, heart,...Read More
Exemptions for Asbestos Reporting
Posted On March 12, 2019
In July 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published notice of its intention to adopt new risk-based rules on asbestos. This followed 2016 amendments to the longstanding Toxic Substances...Read More
Warning Signs of Mesothelioma
Posted On March 6, 2019
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the heart, lungs, or abdomen. It is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure and it normally...Read More
Hyundai Develops First Multi-Collision Airbag System
Posted On March 1, 2019
Hyundai is developing technology to improve the effectiveness of its existing airbag system. In response to studies that determine that many car accidents involve more than one collision, the...Read More
Sexual Abuse Lawyers Tackle Title IX Violations
Posted On February 27, 2019
When people reference Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, they often immediately think of gender discrimination in connection with collegiate athletics. However, Title IX does not simply...Read More
Exposure to Dirty Air Could Harm Hearts of Children
Posted On February 21, 2019
Exposure to toxins in polluted air can have devastating effects on an individual’s health. An Ohio State University study suggests there are also significant health risks for children whose...Read More
Attorney Crumplar Comments on Delaware Chicken Plant Wastewater Spill
Posted On February 15, 2019
Attorney Thomas C. Crumplar of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. offered commentary on the wastewater spill that occurred at the Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware. Up to one million...Read More
Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration in Delaware
Posted On February 7, 2019
A recent ruling in Delaware Chancery Court effectively prohibits corporations  from forcing shareholders to litigate initial public offering (IPO) fraud claims in federal court through forum selection clauses in...Read More
Abused by Nuns
Posted On February 5, 2019
The past decade has brought to light serious allegations of sexual abuse against the Catholic Church, with new stories still appearing in the news. Now, another group of religious...Read More
USA Gymnastics Files Bankruptcy
Posted On January 30, 2019
Hundreds of young gymnasts and their families trusted Dr. Larry Nassar, the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team physician. Their trust was unfounded, as Nassar was arrested...Read More
Legislature to Pass Updated New York Child Victims Act
Posted On January 28, 2019
The New York legislature is set to pass the updated New York Child Victims Act on Monday. Revisions to the act will grant sexual abuse survivors more opportunities to...Read More
Title IX Regulations Off Campus
Posted On January 24, 2019
Title IX prohibits university education programs and activities that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex. While regulations related to Title IX programs have existed since...Read More
Suits of Sexual Abuse Against Pittsburgh Diocese
Posted On January 22, 2019
Sexual abuse of children is among the most heinous crimes a person can commit.   Yet, over the past few years, evidence of extensive sexual abuse of children by priests...Read More
Delaware Prevents Lead Poisoning
Posted On January 17, 2019
Recently, House Bill 456 made Delaware the first state to ban lead paint on outdoor structures, including water towers, bridges, playground equipment, and roads. Lead poisoning is serious and can...Read More
Contamination at Dover Air Force Base
Posted On January 15, 2019
The Dover Air Force Base is among several local military sites that have extraordinarily high levels of ground water contamination from two perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCs). Measurements of two such...Read More
Household Chemicals Linked to Childhood Speech Delays
Posted On January 9, 2019
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics shows a troubling connection between prenatal exposure to common household chemicals and childhood language delays....Read More
Mesothelioma Medication Concerns
Posted On December 26, 2018
 Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the organs in the human body. This type of cancer is often...Read More
Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration in Delaware
Posted On December 26, 2018
A recent ruling in a Delaware Chancery Court case, Sciabucchi v Salzberg, mandates that corporations cannot force shareholders to litigate initial public offering (IPO) fraud claims in federal court...Read More
Nearly 80 Abusive Priests Remain on Diocese Payroll
Posted On December 19, 2018
In August, a Pennsylvania grand jury report identified over 300 abusive priests in the Catholic church and detailed alleged acts of sexual abuse committed against children within six dioceses...Read More
Why Asbestos is Dangerous
Posted On December 13, 2018
Exposure to asbestos has been known to cause cancer for decades. All forms of asbestos are fibrous mineral materials that are heat-resistant. Asbestos is also resistant to electricity, chemical...Read More
What Feds Want to Find in Clergy Abuse Cases
Posted On December 11, 2018
In another investigation into the Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, the FBI is collecting specific evidence to prove that Catholic clergy committed sexual crimes against children. The investigation included recovering...Read More
Truck Accidents Increase During the Holidays
Posted On December 5, 2018
Spending time with family, attending holiday parties, volunteering, and going to the mall are all part of that favorite time of year: the holiday season. It all starts on...Read More
Rules for Car Emissions Lead to More Illnesses
Posted On November 28, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the responsibility of protecting the nation’s environmental assets, including the air, land, and water. Under the Obama administration, the EPA set standards to...Read More
Cancer Agent in Firefighter’s Gear
Posted On November 21, 2018
Firefighters have a higher rate of cancer than those in other professions. A few years ago, a multi-year study of 30,000 firefighters was started by the National Institute for...Read More
Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse
Posted On November 19, 2018
A grand jury report detailed credible allegations of sex abuse against approximately 1,000 child victims by more than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. Due to lack of reporting, the...Read More
DelDOT Construction Shuts Down for Environmental Violation
Posted On November 15, 2018
According to documents that were obtained by The News Journal, contractors performing construction on Delaware’s primary north-south artery of the highway were issued a violation by state environmental regulators....Read More
How to Safely Dispose of Asbestos Waste
Posted On November 13, 2018
Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause serious health risks to humans. While asbestos is not usually hazardous in its bonded form, it becomes toxic when the material...Read More
Self-Driving Car Crash Concerns
Posted On November 7, 2018
Autonomous cars are becoming more prevalent on American roadways. It is no surprise that as we struggle to adapt to this new technology, accidents will happen. Many argue that...Read More
Delaware Launches Investigation Into Potential Clergy Sex Abuse
Posted On November 5, 2018
Delaware launched an investigation into potential sexual abuse committed by priests in the Catholic church community. The current Attorney General Matt Denn issued a subpoena to the Catholic Diocese...Read More
Keeping Halloween Safe
Posted On October 24, 2018
Whether you are a ghost, vampire, or cartoon character, October 31st is a time across the United States for anticipation of tricks, treats, and excitement. Yet this traditional night...Read More
Big Brother Pennsylvania Should Learn From Its Little Brother Delaware
Posted On October 19, 2018
By: Thomas C. Crumplar Years ago, when they were both colonies, Delaware and Pennsylvania had the same Governor and their own legislature. For years, Delaware has looked to Pennsylvania...Read More
Drowsy Driving Risks in the Ridesharing Industry
Posted On October 18, 2018
Many individuals now turn to ridesharing companies such as Lyft or Uber for their transportation needs. As independent contractors, the majority of ridesharing drivers are not screened for potential...Read More
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure After a Disaster
Posted On October 16, 2018
Beyond the immediate loss and devastation that natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and tragedies like Sept. 11 cause, exposure to toxic substances left behind after these events pose an...Read More
Sen. Scarnati’s Proposed Compensation Fund – a Scam
Posted On October 15, 2018
By: Thomas C. Crumplar It is no surprise that the Catholic hierarchy in Pennsylvania has warmly embraced Sen. Scarnati’s last minute attempt to derail the momentum to pass a...Read More
Glowing Tumor Technology Shown to Improve Mesothelioma Surgery
Posted On October 10, 2018
Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma, while not as common as it used to be, can still be quite scary, with a five-year survival rate of just 15 percent. With...Read More
Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons
Posted On October 3, 2018
Parents everywhere are heading out to the local stores to purchase economical school supplies for their children. However, what many may not realize is that one quick trip to...Read More
Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Posted On September 26, 2018
Children are often the target of sexual abusers. In fact, children are three times more likely to be victims of rape than adults. The majority of child abusers are...Read More
Teens and Distracted Driving Accidents
Posted On September 20, 2018
Distracted driving accidents are the cause of approximately nine fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drivers face three...Read More
Asbestos Potentially Back in Manufacturing
Posted On September 18, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized a “significant new use rule” (SNUR), allowing for the potential reintroduction of asbestos into manufacturing. Under the rule, asbestos may be used to...Read More
Silica Exposure Risks at Work
Posted On September 13, 2018
Across the country, millions of United States workers have been exposed to a substance called crystalline silica. Found in the Earth’s crust, this mineral is used in the manufacture...Read More
Cardinal Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Allegations
Posted On September 11, 2018
In July, a prominent Cardinal resigned over allegations that he sexually abused both minors and adult seminary students over a period spanning several decades. Pope Francis accepted the resignation...Read More
Too Fast Vs. Too Slow Drivers
Posted On September 5, 2018
The Delaware legislature has recently debated the issue of what type of driver is more dangerous: The debate centered around whether the more dangerous driver is one that drives...Read More
What to Do After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Posted On August 28, 2018
Receiving a cancer diagnosis of mesothelioma can be overwhelming. Questions about proper treatment methods, life expectancy, and costs of medical expenses are especially common. To avoid additional stress, families...Read More
Toxic Mold in State Office
Posted On August 23, 2018
Employees of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services noticed small amounts of mold growing on bookcases, surfaces, and chairs at a state office in the Blue Hen...Read More
Workplace Violence and Workers’ Compensation
Posted On August 21, 2018
Roughly 2 million American workers report having been victim of some form of workplace violence every year. Countless more choose not to report their incidents. Workplace violence takes many...Read More
Delaware Road Deaths Outpacing 2017
Posted On August 14, 2018
Delaware Office of Highway Safety statistics show the number of Delaware roadway fatalities in 2018 is outpacing last year’s numbers – much to the concern of Delaware officials. At...Read More
Occupational Exposure to Toxins
Posted On August 8, 2018
Millions of employees report to offices and job sites where they are in contact with dangerous chemicals every day. It could be at a hospital, a construction site, a...Read More
Signs a Child is Being Groomed for Sexual Abuse
Posted On August 6, 2018
Research from the American Psychological Association has shown that most sexual abuse occurs at the hands of a person that a child knows and trusts. To earn a victim’s...Read More
What is Comparative Negligence?
Posted On July 30, 2018
If you are seeking compensation in a personal injury case in Delaware, then it is important to understand the state laws regarding liability for an injury. Delaware Code Title...Read More
Immunotherapy and Mesothelioma
Posted On July 16, 2018
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that usually forms in the soft tissue around the lungs and affects thousands of people each year. The United States alone sees 3,000 new...Read More
Take-Home Asbestos Case Decision Reversed
Posted On July 12, 2018
Delaware’s Supreme Court recently reversed a dismissal of a “take-home” asbestos case. This precedent-setting ruling overturned a Delaware law that protected companies from being liable to workers’ spouses. It...Read More
Dangerous Understaffing in Prisons
Posted On July 10, 2018
The fatal prison uprising that occurred in February 2017 at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware demonstrates the understaffing issues affecting prisons nationwide. During the incident,...Read More
Prevent Swimming Pool Electric Shock
Posted On July 9, 2018
As summer begins, families across the country will retreat to their backyards and community swimming pools to have fun and cool off. Swimmers need to know that drowning is...Read More
Lawsuit Filed Against Mountaire Farms Amid Water Pollution Claims
Posted On July 5, 2018
Executives at the Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant will soon have to answer to the dozens of area residents who claim they suffered severe harm because of the company’s...Read More
Michigan State Sexual Abuse Settlement
Posted On July 2, 2018
Michigan State University will award $425 million dollars to the 332 victims who were sexually abused by the university’s sports doctor, Lawrence G. Nassar. Another $75 million is set...Read More
Differences Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer
Posted On June 30, 2018
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that can affect the lungs, but it is not lung cancer. There are differences between mesothelioma and lung cancer and it is important...Read More
Grill Safety Tips
Posted On June 28, 2018
Summer is upon us, and families across the country are eager to start cooking outdoors. Many summer memories are made grilling burgers, dogs, veggies and roasting s’mores on the...Read More
High Winds and Truck Accidents
Posted On June 21, 2018
Late November 2017, fourteen tractor trailers were seen lying on their sides in Colorado and Wyoming along a major interstate highway, close to the state line. The Denver Post...Read More
Bill to Allow License Suspension for Teachers Who May Pose a Threat to Students
Posted On June 15, 2018
Any parent would agree that a student’s safety at school should always come first. A proposed bill in Delaware aims to accomplish that by giving the Secretary of Education...Read More
House Approves Bill Protecting Children from Sexual Offenses in Delaware
Posted On June 6, 2018
On Tuesday, the Delaware House of Representatives approved a bill that further protects children from sexual offenses. The bill, House Bill 259, would update current legislation by strengthening the...Read More
AAA Study on Distracted Driving
Posted On June 6, 2018
A new American Automobile Association Foundation (AAA) survey shows that while most drivers are aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving, it does not stop them from engaging...Read More
Memorial Day Safe Driving Tips
Posted On May 25, 2018
Are you celebrating the unofficial start of summer by traveling to your favorite vacation spot, or to a family barbeque in another state? If so, you are not alone....Read More
Memorial Day Weekend Slip and Fall Hazards
Posted On May 23, 2018
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend brings millions of Americans back to the beach, the campground, and the pool. Every summer, families make memories to last...Read More
Crash Test Focuses on Passenger Safety
Posted On May 14, 2018
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has many rigorous tests that determine its safety ratings for the more than 200 models of cars and trucks available to consumers....Read More
Bridgeville Car Accident Fatally Injures Maryland Man
Posted On May 14, 2018
A man sustained fatal injuries after a car accident in Bridgeville, Delaware on Sunday night. Just after 11 pm, the fatal car crash occurred when a sedan traveling at...Read More
Chemical Exposure Injuries
Posted On May 7, 2018
Individuals can be exposed to dangerous chemicals in a variety of ways including workplace exposure. Some of the more common toxic tort cases involve exposure to toxins such as...Read More
Asbestos Found in Makeup Marketed to Children
Posted On April 30, 2018
The non-profit consumer watchdog group Unites States Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), tested makeup products containing talc and found three that contained high levels of asbestos. All three products...Read More
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Posted On April 27, 2018
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that bicyclists accounted for two percent of all traffic deaths, and two percent of all crash-related injuries in 2014. When the...Read More
Head-on Collision with Tractor-Trailer in Seaford Injures Three Victims
Posted On April 20, 2018
A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car left three victims with a range of personal injuries. Just after 11 pm, on Thursday night, the truck accident occurred...Read More
Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act
Posted On April 10, 2018
The bipartisan Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act signed into law last October establishes more rights for bicyclists in Delaware and includes some new rules for everyone. For instance, honking at...Read More
Many Mesothelioma Patients Never Receive Treatment
Posted On April 4, 2018
According to new data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), between 20 and 30 percent of people with malignant mesothelioma never receive any cancer treatment. Mesothelioma is a rare...Read More
Fatal Car Crash in Frederica Claims Woman’s Life and Injures Three
Posted On March 26, 2018
A fatal car crash that occurred in Frederica, Delaware, claimed a woman’s life and injured three other victims. Around 9:15 pm, on Sunday night, the fatal car accident took...Read More
Bill to Prevent Side Underride Accidents
Posted On March 21, 2018
When a car and truck collide in a crash, the greater height of the truck makes it possible for the car to slide underneath causing severe injuries to those...Read More
EPA Rule Change and Teens’ Chemical Exposure Risk
Posted On March 15, 2018
Workers under the age of 18 may be at increased risk of toxic chemical exposure if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) succeeds in changing the Agricultural Worker Protection...Read More
Daylight Saving Time Accidents
Posted On March 10, 2018
Daylight saving time was begun with the idea that if clocks were turned an hour forward in the spring, we would have an extra hour of daylight in the...Read More
Wrongful Death Suits in Delaware
Posted On March 8, 2018
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case that may be filed when the wrongful actions of another party cause the death of someone else. A wrongful act is...Read More
Dover Car Crash Leaves Young Girl with Critical Injuries
Posted On March 2, 2018
A car crash in Dover, Delaware left a young girl critically injured on Thursday night. Around 7:30 pm, the car accident occurred when a 39-year-old man from Ellendale, Delaware,...Read More
There’s Injustice in the Water in Delaware
Posted On February 22, 2018
When taking a drink of water from the kitchen faucet, or filling the tub for a bath, few people stop to think about the cleanliness of the water. But...Read More
Distracted Driving Study Results
Posted On February 20, 2018
Smart phone usage behind the wheel has spun out of control in recent years. Distracted driving has been a major contributor in the overall rise of U.S. traffic deaths....Read More
Signs of Sexual Abuse
Posted On February 13, 2018
Sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes against children. Many different terms are used to describe sexual abuse including molestation, rape, and assault, but not all sexual...Read More
Challenges of Doctor-Patient Sex Assault Cases
Posted On February 9, 2018
When you see a physician for a medical appointment, you expect to receive the highest standard of care, and you also expect that you will be treated ethically. After...Read More
Safety Tips for Teen Drivers
Posted On February 6, 2018
Most teens count down the days until they finally earn their driver’s license. Their parents are not always quite as enthusiastic however. The thought of their nervous and inexperienced...Read More
FDA Targets Homeopathic Drugs for Safety Risks
Posted On January 30, 2018
At present, homeopathic drugs sold in the United States do not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the way conventional drugs do. Recently though,...Read More
Women’s Risk of Mesothelioma
Posted On January 25, 2018
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer most commonly diagnosed in older, male military service members and blue-collar workers who were exposed to asbestos. However, the disease has become...Read More
Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced to 175 Years for Sexual Assaults
Posted On January 24, 2018
The former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted over 160 victims, including several Olympic gymnasts, was sentenced for his criminal acts. Larry Nassar received up to 175 years in...Read More
Car Wrecks Jump During Snow Fall
Posted On January 23, 2018
When winter hits, precipitation means more car accidents. It does not have to be a major accumulation, just enough snow, sleet, or ice to make things slick and slippery....Read More
Operation Safe Driver Week Highlights Unsafe Driving Behaviors
Posted On January 18, 2018
Law enforcement agencies in both the United States and Canada recently participated in “Operation Safe Driver Week” in an effort to increase driver awareness about some of the most...Read More
Filing a Civil Lawsuit for Child Sexual Abuse
Posted On January 11, 2018
Victims of child sexual abuse may pursue both criminal charges and civil lawsuits. Whereas criminal cases are brought by the government and may involve jail time as a punishment,...Read More
Mountaire Water Contamination Survey
Posted On January 4, 2018
The Delaware toxic tort lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. have partnered with the law firm of Nidel & Nace, P.L.L.C. to investigate claims of dangerous water contamination in...Read More
Taking Notes After An Accident
Posted On December 26, 2017
When someone is injured in an accident, whether it is a car wreck, slip and fall, or some other occurrence, it is essential to write down what transpired as...Read More
Mesothelioma Survival Rates Improving
Posted On December 23, 2017
While there is still no cure for mesothelioma, survival rates are improving – giving victims of this rare but aggressive cancer new hope for the future. Mesothelioma is a...Read More
Holiday Drunk Driving
Posted On December 21, 2017
As the end of the year approaches, many people have a social calendar full of parties and celebrations. Festivities typically include enjoying alcoholic drinks, making this time of year...Read More
Dangerous Drinking Water Near Mountaire Farms
Posted On December 19, 2017
As reported in The News Journal and other Delaware media repeatedly in recent weeks, homeowners surrounding the area of Mountaire Farm’s Millsboro, Delaware poultry processing plant have been warned...Read More
Types of Defective Product Liability Claims
Posted On December 11, 2017
Dangerous or defective products cause injury to millions of consumers each year, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The injuries arise from various products including household...Read More
Liability for Toxic Mold
Posted On December 8, 2017
Exposure to the spores of certain types of mold can cause serious health problems. People with existing health issues or compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to these dangerous...Read More
Xarelto Makers Ordered to Pay $28 Million Over Failure to Warn
Posted On December 7, 2017
A Philadelphia jury awarded the first Plaintiff’s verdict against the manufacturers of the popular blood thinner Xarelto. Commonly advertised on TV, Xarelto has unfortunately been known to cause excess...Read More
U.S. 9 Truck Bypass
Posted On November 28, 2017
Sussex County is in the process of improving the safety of the U.S. 9 truck bypass from east of Georgetown to U.S. 113. The plan by the Delaware Department...Read More
Safe Shopping for Toys
Posted On November 22, 2017
Every year sees many children rushed to the emergency room with toy-related injuries, particularly choking hazards. While many toys are well made and safe for little hands to play...Read More
Fatal Car Accident Involving Overturned Car in Seaford
Posted On November 14, 2017
On Monday afternoon, a fatal car accident in Seaford, Delaware claimed the life of one victim, and caused injuries to another individual. The crash occurred when a 31-year-old woman failed to...Read More
Church Abuse is Still a Problem
Posted On November 10, 2017
The National Religion Correspondent for The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein, has been writing about child sexual abuse for 22 years. She has covered stories over many faiths, such...Read More
Asbestos Exposure – Who is at Risk?
Posted On November 1, 2017
Despite the known link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, asbestos is not completely banned in the United States and risk for exposure still exists. There is no known cure...Read More
Halloween Safety
Posted On October 28, 2017
Halloween is an extremely popular holiday, with more Americans celebrating than ever before. Last year broke records as 171 million people participated in Halloween festivities, spending a new high...Read More
Head-on Crash in Newark Hospitalizes Four Victims
Posted On October 24, 2017
A head-on crash hospitalized four individuals in Newark, Delaware on Tuesday morning. Around 8 am, a sedan and hatchback car collided on Otts Chapel Road, leaving four victims with...Read More
Jacobs & Crumplar to Represent Victim Assaulted at Haunted Attraction
Posted On October 19, 2017
Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., has filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was raped while volunteering at Cemetery House...Read More
Two Prison Employees Killed, Several Hurt in Attempted Prison Escape
Posted On October 17, 2017
Two employees at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, North Carolina were killed when inmates started a fire as part of an unsuccessful escape attempt. Several others were...Read More
FDA Approval of Keytruda with Chemotherapy
Posted On October 13, 2017
Keytruda is the brand name for the drug pembrolizumab, manufactured by Merck & Co. pharmaceuticals. Many are optimistic that Keytruda will be a viable and powerful treatment option for...Read More
Defective IVC Filters
Posted On October 6, 2017
An inferior vena cava filter, or IVC filter, is a tiny medical device used to prevent potentially fatal pulmonary embolisms – blood clots that cause blockages in arteries in...Read More
Changes to Title IX Guidance
Posted On October 3, 2017
Victims’ rights groups and others have denounced changes made to the handling of sexual conduct claims on college and university campuses under Title IX, a federal law that prohibits...Read More
Study on Distracted Driving
Posted On September 22, 2017
Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a driver’s attention away from driving, such as sending a text, talking on the phone, eating, applying makeup, and listening to...Read More
Delaware Correction Officer’s Request Ignored Before Fatal Prison Siege
Posted On September 15, 2017
A recently released 159-page report suggests that had a lieutenant’s request to move inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center’s (JTVCC) been acted upon, he might still be...Read More
Understanding Your Risk of Mesothelioma
Posted On September 7, 2017
Mesothelioma is a vicious type of cancer that most commonly attacks the membrane lining of the lungs, but it can also affect the heart and other areas of the...Read More
Correctional Officers File Suit Over Prison Uprising
Posted On April 18, 2017
Today Jacobs & Crumplar and The Neuberger Firm, on behalf of the estate and four survivors of a deceased correctional officer, as well as five fellow officer hostages, who...Read More
Thomas Crumplar Interviewed By TNJ On Vaughn Prison Uprising
Posted On February 24, 2017
Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Thomas C. Crumplar discusses in a News Journal article injuries his correctional officer client sustained in the James Vaughn prison uprising and asks those with...Read More
When the Police Are Trigger Happy, No One is Safe
Posted On January 31, 2017
The police who risk their lives everyday are understandably concerned when they get a report about an attempted suicide. People with a gun, especially emotionally distraught ones, can pose...Read More
Police Accountability is Vital to our Democracy –Civil Lawsuits may be One Answer but Voting is the Key
Posted On December 19, 2016
In American unlike many countries the Police have a proud a tradition they are here “To Serve and To Protect “ whereas in many countries there function is to...Read More
Defendants Remove McDole Case To Federal Court
Posted On March 26, 2016
See the story published in The News Journal regarding the removal of the McDole case to Federal Court below http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/03/24/wilmington-attorneys-seek-transfer-mcdole-lawsuit/82238172/      Read More
Jacobs & Crumplar File Civil Rights Action On Behalf Of McDole Family
Posted On March 3, 2016
Today the grandmother and mother of Jeremy McDole filed a state court civil rights action for the tragic and unnecessary death of Jeremy, a 28 year old young black...Read More
National Media Quote Raeann Warner as Sex Abuse Specialist in Molly Shattuck Case
Posted On September 1, 2015
Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar was recently quoted by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun on the sentencing of Molly Shattuck. In June 2015, Shattuck pled guilty...Read More
Cancer in Delaware: The Industrial Impact
Posted On August 19, 2015
Recently, the News Journal published an article about Delaware’s high lung cancer rate: the state ranks 17th in the nation for the number of men suffering from the disease...Read More
Protecting Our Children: Delaware And Other States Take Action On Behalf of Human Trafficking Victims
Posted On August 5, 2015
In 2014, the Delaware legislature signed into law S. B 197, a bill to fight human trafficking. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose...Read More
Understanding Legal Compensation for Vaccine Injuries
Posted On July 10, 2015
The names in the following blog have been changed for identity protection purposes. Amy James wanted to get a vaccine because she had taken a job working in a...Read More
Xarelto Lawsuits Show Connection to Risk of Internal Bleeding
Posted On January 6, 2015
Plaintiff lawyers are actively pursuing the causal connection between the use of the anticoagulant prescription medication Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) and severe internal bleeding. Lawsuits filed against Xarelto allege that Xarelto...Read More
Molly Shattuck and the Double Standard of Rape
Posted On November 7, 2014
The recent press coverage of a rape of a 15 year old boy by an attractive 47 year ex Baltimore Raven Cheerleader sadly should remind all of us the...Read More
Children are the Victims, Not the Pedophiles Who Abused Them
Posted On October 7, 2014
Margo Kaplan’s article recent NY Times article is an interesting, but somewhat disturbing, read. She makes the point that being a pedophile is different than acting upon it. The...Read More
Medical Budget Cuts Mean Less Care For Our Loved Ones
Posted On September 24, 2014
With our aging population and the attempt by medical providing agencies such as the VA and Medicaid/Medicare to limit expenses by under-staffing hospitals and nursing facilities, more and more...Read More
Ask A Lawyer: Is it Legal To Fire An Employee Who Is Pregnant?
Posted On July 24, 2014
This week’s “Ask A Lawyer” question deals with employment law and discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate against an employee because she is pregnant or for any pregnancy related...Read More
Still Covering Up Abuse After All These Years
Posted On July 16, 2014
News out of Minnesota demonstrates that the hierarchy of the Catholic church is not only still in denial about abuse of children by clergy, but is still covering it...Read More
An Analysis of the 1964 Civil Rights Movement.
Posted On July 2, 2014
Jordan Perry, an attorney with Jacobs and Crumplar, recently co-authored  a column with Dr. Leland Ware, the Louis L. Redding of Law and Public Policy at the University of...Read More
Teacher Resigns Amid Allegations of Sex Abuse – Then Lands Another Teaching Job
Posted On May 28, 2014
As reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 20, 2014, a Delaware County school teacher named Edgar Friedrichs was allowed to quietly resign when he was alleged to have molested and...Read More
Vatican /Delucca and the Defrocking of Priests for Child Sex Abuse
Posted On May 7, 2014
The Vatican with great fanfare has bragged about all the priests they have defrocked for the abuse of the children of the Church. Much more has to be done...Read More
Tower Hill , Salesianum and the Simmons Delaware AG Sex Case
Posted On May 6, 2014
Let’s hope there is finally some progress from institutions in reporting abuse and in supporting the victim. According to the  News Journal it was someone from Salesianum, the victims’s...Read More
Arrest of Deputy AG for Rape of a 16 Year Boy
Posted On May 5, 2014
If the allegations are true we have sadly more proof that childhood sex abuse involves all classes of society, the rich and poor the powerful and the weak are...Read More
3 Teachers Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Children In 9 Days!!!
Posted On May 5, 2014
Since April 26, 2014 3 teachers in Delaware public schools have been arrested for sexually abusing/raping public school children!! This is an epidemic. See below for the News Journal’s...Read More
Teacher Sexually Abuses Student In Classroom
Posted On April 27, 2014
Smyrna High School teacher and coach Jennifer Suarez was charged Friday after investigators say she sexually abused a 17-year-old boy inside her classroom.  The News Journal reported the story here: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/25/smyrna-teacher-charged-sexual-abuse-teen/8160081/...Read More
Senator Claire McCaskill Questions GM CEO Mary Barra
Posted On April 12, 2014
On April 2, 2014 former trial lawyer Senator Claire McCaskill questioned General Motors CEO Mary Barra at a hearing in the Senate’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and...Read More
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi Fights for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Posted On March 29, 2014
We need more like him.  Please see attached article which details Rep. Mark Rozzi and the fight in Pennsylvania for justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.   http://news.yahoo.com/alleged-victim-targets-accused-pedophile-priest-30-years-later-014011517.htmlRead More
A Historical Overview of Asbestos, Including the Risks it Poses Today
Posted On March 27, 2014
This recent article from the New Republic highlights the worldwide use of asbestos.  The article also demonstrates that those in charge of asbestos companies knew the dangers of asbestos...Read More
Lawsuit Filed Against Robert Richards IV For Sexually Abusing Children
Posted On March 18, 2014
Today, as reported by Cris Barrish of The News Journal, WDEL, and other news media, Jacobs & Crumplar filed suit  under the 2007 Child Victims Act in Sussex County...Read More
The Morse Trial-Abuse in Families
Posted On February 11, 2014
According to the press account this young girl has been living a nightmare that is reminiscent of grim fairy tale. The evil step-parent who favors his natural child. As...Read More
Chicago Diocese Covered Up Years of Abuse
Posted On January 22, 2014
The cover-up.  Be it in politics or business, the problem of the cover-up is constant.  Admitting that you made a mistake and failed to stop bad behavior is such...Read More
Child Abuse Enabler Freed on a Technicality
Posted On December 27, 2013
As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 27, 2013 Msgr. William Lynn who was serving a three to six year jail term for child-endangerment was released on a technicality....Read More
A champion of the rights of victims: Kelly Clark.
Posted On December 18, 2013
Jacobs & Crumplar is proud to work with countless other attorneys across the country in the fight against childhood predators and the institutions and organizations that cover-up their actions....Read More
$2.4 Million Dollar Verdict Against Abusive Marist Religious Brother
Posted On November 20, 2013
On November 18, 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar secured a $2.4 million dollar verdict against Brother Damian Galligan, a religious brother of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, for plaintiff...Read More
Legislation to Be Introduced to Limit Victim’s Rights to Access to Courts
Posted On November 7, 2013
Two pieces of legislation that will be going to a vote the week of November 11 could adversely affect victim’s rights. FACT.   Asbestos companies and their supporters are...Read More
Tower Hill Headmaster Steps Down Due to Investigation Involving Child Abuse
Posted On October 23, 2013
  The News Journal reports that the headmaster of Tower Hill School has stepped down because of an investigation involving child abuse allegations.   http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20131023/NEWS03/310230064/Tower-Hill-headmaster-steps-down-amid-investigation-school-saysRead More
Uninsured Motorist Bill becomes law
Posted On October 21, 2013
The practice of law is often affected by what happens at the state and federal level. New laws can have both a positive and negative effect on the rights...Read More
Waterhouse v. Hollingsworth | Plaintiff’s Claims of Sexual Abuse Can Go Forward
Posted On October 17, 2013
On October 10, 2013 Judge Parkins of the Delaware Superior Court held in the attached ruling that plaintiff Jordan Waterhouse’s claims, based on sexual abuse, which were not time-barred...Read More
Delaware Supreme Court find that State police can be held liable for sexual misconduct of their officers
Posted On September 26, 2013
On September 12, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court released its decision in Jane D.W. Doe v. State of Delaware. The issue before the Court was whether the State of...Read More
Co-Owner of Ice Rink Arrested on Molestation Charge
Posted On September 13, 2013
The co-owner of a popular Newark, DE ice rink was recently arrested. Scott Bicking has been accused by two young boys of inappropriate contact. A criminal investigation is still...Read More
Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico Filing For Bankruptcy
Posted On September 5, 2013
Facing claims of sexual abuse, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico has announced plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The diocese covers 53 parishes and includes...Read More
A lot of money but no apology: the NFL-Players Settlement
Posted On September 5, 2013
Football Season is back and with it comes arguments as to the best teams will be:  will Alabama’s Nick Saban-led team continue its dynasty?  Will Baltimore repeat as Super...Read More
Liz Lewis Rides for Cancer Research
Posted On August 29, 2013
On August 3rd and 4th of 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Elizabeth Lewis participated in the 34th 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) which is 2-day, 192  mile bike ride across...Read More
Judge Implies That 14 Year Old Girl Who Cannot Legally Consent to Having Sex Asked for it From A 54 Year Old Teacher
Posted On August 29, 2013
A story by John Bacon of USA Today found at the link below, details how a Montana Judge sentenced a 54 year old former teacher who raped a 14...Read More
Restitution Paid to Survivors of Child Pornography
Posted On January 31, 2013
On January 24, 2013 The New York Times reported about the cases of several survivors of childhood sexual abuse who suffered the added trauma of knowing that videos and...Read More
Decision on Boy Scouts Case
Posted On January 29, 2013
On January 28, 2013 the Delaware Superior Court held in the case of John Doe 6 v. Boy Scouts of America that the Boy Scouts of America must produce...Read More
BOY SCOUTS
Posted On December 21, 2012
Boy Scouts As reported by The News Journal on December 13, 2012, a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts was filed in Philadelphia on December 12, 2012 alleging that a...Read More
Sexual abuse by religious officials: Not a just a “Catholic Priest thing”
Posted On December 12, 2012
On Monday, December 10th, a NY jury found Nechemya Wberman, an unlicensed ultra-Orthodox Jewish counselor, guilty of sexual assault. As described in the NY Times, Weberman repeatedly sexually abused...Read More
4th Annual Champions for Children Prevent Child Abuse
Posted On September 25, 2012
This past Friday, several staff members  of Jacobs & Crumplar attended the 4th Annual Champions for Children Gala of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware.  Not only did we attend, but...Read More
Welcome to our new blog!
Posted On April 24, 2008
Stay tuned here at the Jacobs & Crumplar blog for news and updates.Read More
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