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How To Prevent Back Injuries While Working On A Construction Site

Everyone knows that a construction site can be a dangerous place to work. Construction workers must be extra careful to avoid falling, tripping, and moving awkward and heavy objects on a construction project.

One of the most common injuries among construction workers is a back injury, such as a herniated disc. A back injury may happen suddenly, as the result of one incident, or it can be the result of years of excessive force or repetitive motion that causes low back pain. What can a construction worker do to reduce or prevent back pain?

Retired Marine sues 3M for defective earplugs

A retired U.S. Marine captain in Philadelphia joins service members across the country by filing a lawsuit against the Minnesota-based company, 3M, after suffering total hearing loss in his right ear.

According to the suit, Matthew Morrison served in the Marines from 2007 to 2013, where he toured Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. After being honorably discharged in 2013, Morrison was diagnosed with a hearing impairment that eventually led to hearing loss in his right ear.

WESTMORELAND BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENCY GAVEL PASSES TO ATTORNEY JOYCE NOVOTNY-PRETTIMAN

Congratulations to Attorney Joyce Novotny-Prettiman, who was installed as the 98th President of the Westmoreland Bar Association at its annual meeting on April 1st! Ms. Novotny-Prettiman joins Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr. (1989), Richard "Dick" Galloway (1990), and David S. DeRose (2012) who also presided over the organization.

Attorney David S. DeRose Named President's Award for Professionalism Recipient

Congratulations, Attorney David S. DeRose! Mr. DeRose was presented with the President's Award for Professionalism by the Westmoreland Bar Association at its annual meeting on April 1st. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon an attorney who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and integrity in the field of law. Attorney DeRose is only the 14th recipient of this accolade.
QuatriniRafferty holds the unique distinction of three awardees (Richard "Dick" Galloway, in 2000, and Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr., in 2007). 

QUATRINIRAFFERTY WELCOMES ATTORNEYS RICHARD GALLOWAY AND JEFFREY MONZO TO PERSONAL INJURY DEPARTMENT

The Attorneys of QuatriniRafferty are pleased to welcome Richard H. Galloway and Jeffrey D. Monzo to the firm's Personal Injury Department effective January 1, 2019. Attorney Galloway and Attorney Monzo bring extensive legal skills and many years of trial experience to the fifteen attorney QuatriniRafferty legal team.

VINCE QUATRINI SELECTED AS GUEST EDUCATOR AT STATEWIDE WORKERS' COMP. CLE COURSE

Attorney Vince Quatrini was pleased to present at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") course entitled "Interplay of Workers' Compensation and 3rd Party Cases." Vince serves as a 15x co-author of the biennial Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure manual produced by the PBI, and, as such, is considered an expert in all the ever-changing facets of Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania. The 3-part presentation served to educate fellow Workers' Compensation attorneys from western and central Pennsylvania. Vince also presented in a similar seminar held in Philadelphia mid-November

QUATRINI RAFFERTY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE AT LATROBE OFFICE

The law firm QuatriniRafferty will host a Red Cross blood drive Friday, November 9th at its Latrobe office (816 Ligonier Street). The drive is open to the public from noon to 5:30 p.m. Free parking will be available at nearby bagged meters.

THE TRUTH ABOUT TALC POWDER

Horror stories about the use of talc powder have been in the news and you may wonder about the legal issues involved. We wanted to alert you to some important information about talc lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder have contained talc for many years. Talc is a soft mineral that can be ground into a fine powder to absorb moisture. Unfortunately, studies have shown that talc can cause serious side effects and research shows that women who have regularly used talcum powder on their genital area may have an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. With regular use, small particles of the powder may travel through the various female organs and embed in the ovaries which can cause cancer. Ovarian cancer is particularly dangerous because it is difficult to detect. Talcum powder has been used by millions of women over the years to stay dry and feel fresh without knowing the serious cancer risks.

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