Archives for September 2008

Levine Case heads to High Court, Could Have Significant Impact on Pre-emption Doctrine

Diana Levine, Photo by NY Times Earlier this week, The New York Times prominently featured a front-page article on Diana Levine and her upcoming Supreme Court case surrounding the $6 million the pharmaceutical company Wyeth was ordered to pay her for failing to warn her adequately about the risks of one of its drugs. That award came from a Vermont … [Read more...]

4 killed in SC plane crash; drummer, DJ injured

MSNBC covers the NTSB press conference A plane crash late Friday night in Columbia, S.C. killed four people and critically injured two more. The two injured were identified as Travis Barker, the former drummer of Blink-182, and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. Both are in critical condition at the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., about 70 miles … [Read more...]

Reuters: Hospitals Fail Colon Cancer Quality Check

Physician carelessness is a leading factor in medical malpractice lawsuits When we go to a doctor for anything from a routine check-up to life-saving surgery, we expect the highest quality of care. And that is certainly the case when dealing with serious diseases like colon cancer. Yet researchers have found that "most U.S. hospitals are failing … [Read more...]

Sarah Palin: What Feminism Has Been Fighting for

GUEST COLUMN BY AMANDA SCHLAGER PUBLISHED: SUN, SEPT. 7, 2008, THE STATE NEWSPAPER As a moderate voter trying to weigh both sides before voting in November’s elections, I was shocked at the unexpected pull of Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. I felt myself torn as her speech drew to a close. The leftist … [Read more...]

Truck Wrecks Too Frequent, Victims Have Rights

Truck overturned at Rivers Avenue exit in Charleston, S.C. Photo by ABC News 4 In the Southeast, particularly in South Carolina and Georgia, we have seen a spike in the number of trucking accidents. This is primarily due to negligent driving as a result of poor training or overworked drivers. Unfortunately, this means our roads have become … [Read more...]

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