Posts by Patricia

Common Forms of Off-the-Clock Work

Off-the-clock work is work done by an employee in a period that is not included in the work hour calculation. Therefore, the employee does not receive any pay despite working. This can be a moral issue, because an employee doesn’t get the pay for the work he has done, and a legal issue, because according to the website of...

How to Avoid Workplace Injuries

As an employee, one of the worst things that can happen to you is getting injured on the job. Aside from the pain and suffering, you may sustain financial damages because of medical costs and lost time at work. It is even worse if the injury has been sustained because of the negligence of your employer or manager. According...

FDA Cleared, Listed, or Approved Pharmaceutical and Medical Products

Is the drug you are taking or the medical device used during your treatment FDA approved? Strictly speaking, only drugs and life-sustaining or life-threatening “Class 3” medical devices, such as replacement heart valves and defibrillators, hemodialysis machines, orthopedic implants, which require the highest level of regulatory control due to the very high risk of using these, need to be...

What To Do After A Car Accident

Car accidents have been on the rise as of late. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 30,000 deaths and more than 2 million injuries from motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. yearly. There are various circumstances that can cause car accidents. According to the website of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, the...

How common is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a potentially deadly form of the disease.  In fact, according to Williams Kherkher, in the United States, ovarian cancer is considered the fifth most fatal cancer among women and the most fatal cancer related to the reproductive system.  Unfortunately, the risk of developing this deadly cancer is often increased when a woman undergoes a hysterectomy or...