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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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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An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015! On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Janet Rosie, talk to Attorneys Bill Bulfer and Bryan Simpson from Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP, about drone liability, litigation and regulation.

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Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial nightmare. On this edition of Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wright, talk with Greg Micoletti, Director, Structured Settlements at American General about the dissipation of personal injury settlements and what to do to prevent it.

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Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Peter Early take on the topic of litigation when it comes to nursing home residents. Hear expert litigation manager, Christine Kehoe, at Hamlin & Burton Liability Management, discuss Medicare and Medicaid regulations, arbitration agreements and nursing home contracts. You’ll learn how new regulations will impact the nursing home/long-term care industry.

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A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from Stephen D. Phillips reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on this Ringler Radio podcast, with host Larry Cohen, Ringler colleague, Mike Casey and special guest, Stephen D. Phillips, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago and former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association . Hear how the report shines a light on the tort reform debate, frivolous lawsuits, workers compensation in Illinois and how the legal community is separating myth from fact.

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Everyone has heard the stories about the exploding Samsung cell phones, specifically, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung cellphone owners were either burned from the explosions or the explosions caused severe property damage. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome Gene J. Stonebarger, founder of Stonebarger Law, APC, to discuss the recent problems with Samsung cell phones from a consumer protection and litigation perspective.

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