The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an alarming number of Americans now die from opioid overdoses – 145 every day. Litigation across the U.S. is claiming pharmaceutical companies are to blame, alleging deceptive marketing resulting in over-prescribing of opioid drugs. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen and Peter Early from Ringler discuss this crisis and litigation in New Hampshire with special guest, James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General in New Hampshire, including litigation against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and the fight against the opioid epidemic.

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This year, a measure was signed into law nullifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule regarding an employer’s obligation to keep accurate injury and illness records, known as the Volks Rule. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. discuss this controversy with Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, to find out what impact this could potentially have on the health and safety of workers.

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Benzene is a chemical widely used in a number of industries and products. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Many of these cases involving benzene exposure link back to the workplace. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with attorney John Tomlinson, from the Beasley Allen law firm, about benzene exposure, litigation, and how exposure to benzene can be controlled, reduced or prevented.

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The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is “a convener, connector, and catalyst for change,” when it comes to people with disabilities. And Ringler is a major supporter of AAPD initiatives nationwide. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host and Ringler Associate, Cindy Chanley, talk the President and CEO of the AAPD, Helena Berger, as they discuss Helena’s thoughts on the recent healthcare repeal effort, the importance of the disability vote, and making strides in the fight for the disabled.

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Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. FEMA claims, lost legal documents, the complexities of flood insurance, are just a few of the legal issues facing the people of Houston now. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host and Ringler colleague, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome attorney Paul Skrabanek from the firm, Pierce/Skrabanek PLLC in Houston, to discuss how the legal community can alleviate the loss left by the storm and guide some through the complexities of litigation.

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The workers’ compensation and disability management process can be complicated for both employers and their workers. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk about creating a seamless process with founder and President of Risk Acuity, LLC, Barry Thompson, a leader in workers compensation program improvement and cost containment.

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The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal of maintaining a “uniform, high level of professionalism, consistency and protect the public’s interests.”. On Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Erin Muller and hear from Adam Potter, the CEO and Founder of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), about the new UCC program, benefits, recent legislation and nationwide implementation.

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Professional athletes in the NFL and other professional sports have concussions on the field, leading to questions about the long-time impact on a player’s health and workers compensation litigation cases. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen along with co-host, Phillip Krause talk to Kenneth KutnerPhD., neuropsychological consultant to the NFL, as they discuss cases like Mike Webster, Harry Carson and even Aaron Hernandez, plus research and protocols.

On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars. And with all the advantages also come liability and litigation. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Nicole Swift from Ringler’s Austin, Texas office join attorney Gary L. Wickert, an insurance trial lawyer and partner with the law firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. in Wisconsin, as they discuss driverless car litigation, liability, and how claims professionals and attorneys should become familiar with the latest in driverless car technology.

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The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group also known as WILG, is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk to attorney Michael K. Gruber, President of WILG, about his mission for 2017 and what to watch for in legislation that might impact workers.

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