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Sep 17
2014

The potential for a lawsuit exists following an investigation into security problems at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) laboratory in Atlanta. The problems discovered at the lab were detailed in a report on an anthrax exposure incident issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of a Congressional committee summary. Anthrax Incident The USDA report focused on an incident in which a high-security CDC lab was supposed to completely kill anthrax samples before shipping them to two other CDC labs, but the bacteria was not completely sterilized. This led several CDC...

Sep 15
2014

The mother of a man who was murdered by another patient while hospitalized has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital. The suit contends that hospital staff was negligent when they placed the woman’s son in the same room as a man with a violent criminal history. Incident Details According to lawsuit documents, Raul Alexander Rios, the 32-year-old son of Giovannina Paloumbus, was admitted to the psychiatric ward at Aventura Hospital, suffering from depression. The family says that Mr. Rios suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia for many years. Early on the day of...

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Lawsuits Filed
Sep 10
2014

A lawsuit filed by the father of a six-year-old girl who suffered skull fractures and brain injury after being struck by a foul ball at an Atlanta Braves game will continue. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that it will not dismiss the case, also refusing to adopt what is known as the “Baseball Rule.” Incident Details On May 30, 2010, the father had taken the child to Turner Field. During an at-bat by Melky Cabrera, the outfielder struck a line drive that travelled behind the third-base dugout, striking the six-year-old in the forehead. The ball fractured her skull in 30 places and...

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Personal Injury