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Johnson & Johnson Forced into Court Repeatedly

By Robert W. Elton |

Products from the gigantic company Johnson & Johnson span all kinds of items, from talcum powder and shampoos to Benadryl and Tylenol.  J & J also makes a number of items used in surgery. Most Americans have used a variety of their merchandise, making the company a basic component of American households. Unfortunately, many… Read More »


Avoiding the Leading Cause of Death

By Robert W. Elton |

Just about everybody would like to extend their lives as much as possible. Yet, when it comes to the leading cause of death in this country, too many Americans simply fail to do the things necessary to ensure a long and happy life. If you lose a loved one due to the carelessness of… Read More »


Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

When you’re on a motorcycle, there’s not a lot of room for error on the road. Without the protection that passenger cars and other vehicles have by nature of their design, motorcyclists are at risk of serious injury or death in any collision. And in Florida, the chances of a motorcycle fatality are greater… Read More »


Parents Should be Aware of these Problems with Toys

By Robert W. Elton |

No parent knowingly makes a purchase to put his or her children at risk. Nonetheless, there are many products on the market that could spell disaster for your little ones. There are plenty of issues to watch for, from items that may have choking hazards, to items from China or South Africa that have… Read More »


Tragic Hit and Run Crash Takes Three Lives

By Robert W. Elton |

As utility workers stood in a ditch trying to restore electricity alongside State Road 77, a vehicle towing a U-Haul came careening toward them. With no time to react, the three workers didn’t stand a chance. All three died soon after the collision. And the driver? The maddening fact is that the driver was… Read More »


“Natural” Supplements that Injure and Kill

By Robert W. Elton |

Herbal supplements are available over-the-counter to assist consumers with any number of health issues, including everything from trouble sleeping to inflammation, anxiety to the common cold. But although herbal medicines sound like a great alternative to pharmaceuticals, don’t assume that just because they are “natural” they can’t have serious risks to your health. In… Read More »


Crashes on Florida Bridges

By Robert W. Elton |

August 2018 was not a good month to be driving on Jacksonville bridges. Over the span of just four days, three separate accidents occurred on two different bridges. The cause of each accident was wrong way driving. Tragic Outcomes  Horrifically, each of the August incidents resulted in several injuries and fatalities. Two of them… Read More »


Complications from Chemotherapy Drug Taxotere

By Robert W. Elton |

Cancer is a devastating condition. It ravages the bodies and spirits of individuals and families across the globe, snatching away the health, and the very lives of far too many. While treatments offer hope to some, and do save many lives, sometimes those treatments have horrendous side effects. Taxotere is shaping up to be… Read More »


Pedestrians Lose in Auto Pedestrian Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

Seven months into 2018, the number of pedestrians who have been hit by motor vehicles approaches 5,000, and 325 of those incidents resulted in fatalities. Is it any wonder that foot traffic is highly vulnerable to a ton or more of steel moving at speeds that often exceed 50 or 60 miles per hour?… Read More »


Bicycle Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

The death rate for bicyclists in Florida is higher than in any other state in the country. In fact, it more than doubles the national average. And while other states have seen a steady decline in the rate of these fatalities, the same cannot be said for Florida. Over 800 bicyclists lost their lives… Read More »