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Oct 22
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on Oct. 22, 2014. Facts may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

Due to lawsuits that have been instituted after parents give children the wrong dosage of medication, many medical professionals are urging the adoption of a uniform dosing unit for liquid medications. In fact, a recent report has found that the milliliter provides parents with a more exact measurement than teaspoons or tablespoons.

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Medical News
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
Aug 20
2014

In a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Company and the owners of the building where he was injured, a Rosemead man was awarded almost $20 million by a jury. The gas company had admitted wrongdoing prior to the trial, and the jury was only to determine damages. Accident Details On January 19, 2011, Pengxuan “Dean” Diao was sleeping in a converted garage apartment, which he rented from Yong Sheng Li, according to lawsuit documents. An employee of Southern California Gas Company opened a natural gas valve, activating a gas line inside the garage, which was owned by Richard Liu and...

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Settlements
Aug 12
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on August 12, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

In 2001, the EPA lowered drinking water standards for arsenic from 50 parts per billion to 10 parts per billion despite links between arsenic, cancer and other illnesses that can be life threatening. Initially, the EPA wanted to lower the levels to five parts per billion, but increased the amount to ten after outcry from health agencies and threats of lawsuits due to...

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Medical News
Aug 04
2014

A lawsuit settlement has been approved by the Ohio Court of Claims in an accident in which two brothers were severely injured by an Ohio State Highway Patrol car. The brothers alleged that the patrol vehicle was not using overhead lights or sirens and was traveling in excess of 95 miles per hour. Accident Details According to the lawsuit documents, Daniel Hardin of Englewood was turning left from US 35 in Greene County on April 2, 2013, when the patrol car, traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, struck his vehicle. Daniel Hardin suffered scalp lacerations along with spine and skull...

Jul 28
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on July 28, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

An investigation by KXAN in Austin found that many valid insurance claim payments were delayed until the injured party either filed a complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance or threatened a lawsuit in order to collect. According to the report, State Farm Lloyds tops the list of companies that delayed or denied claims over the past five years. Forcing Payment...

Jul 22
2014
Portable bed handles recalled after three deaths. Possible lawsuit may be in the works.

Handles designed to help adults get in and out of bed may be the subjects of a lawsuit as three people have died due to problems with the devices. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the manufacturer, Bed Handles Inc. of Blue Springs, Missouri, has recalled 113,000 portable bed handles. Handle Problems According to the agency, the handles can shift out of place if attached without safety retention straps, which can lead to a dangerous gap between the handle and the mattress. The...

Jul 15
2014

In an effort to avoid lawsuits , Brazil is reassuring tourists traveling to the country for the World Cup that the chronic delays in airport construction will not cause problems. The country acknowledged that visitors would be using unfinished facilities for the event. Construction Woes

Travelers to World Cup events in Brazil may have problems due to construction delays which could result in lawsuits.

Some of the renovation projects that were expected to be finished for the World Cup will now not be completed until after the event. Brazil officials estimate that more than...