LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

May 2020 - Issue 21
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Are Work From Home Injuries Eligible for Workers' Compensation?

Many people in the workforce are telecommuting for the first time because of the Covid-19 outbreak and physical distancing policies, including California's Safer at Home.  This temporary new normal will mostly affect people whose work duties are considered relatively safe, including computer work and making phone calls.  And yet, it's widely known that most accidents happen at home.  How does this fact apply when working from home?  Are people who are injured while working from home able to file a workers' compensation claim?

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FDA Recommends Zantac Pulled Off Market Due to Cancer Risk

The heartburn medication Zantac, and all similar generic medications, were recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday to be pulled from the market due to increased cancer risk.  The FDA guidance requested that manufacturers immediately remove all prescription and over-the-counter drugs containing active ingredient ranitidine from circulation.  The action recommends that the manufacturers themselves remove the product from the market completely.
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National Dog Bite Prevention Week Observed in April

Any dog can bite, but nearly every dog bite is preventable.  That is the message promoted during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which began on April 12.  Millions of people are bitten by dogs every year, resulting in hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits and hundreds of deaths.  Dogs, pet owners, and everyone else all need to be trained to avoid injuries.  Dogs of every breed are capable of biting, not just large or aggressive breeds. 
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Teaching Children About Being Arrested

Among the many things parents hope their children never have to go through is being placed under arrest by law enforcement.  But if the current national situation has taught us anything, it's best to be prepared for the unexpected.  And unfortunately, the possibility of having a child experience a police arrest isn't remote.  Studies estimate that 16 to 27 percent of children have been arrested at least once by the time they turn 18. 
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.