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Archives for February 2015

Passenger Train Accident Involving Truck Injures 28

California Train Hits Truck, Passenger Train Accident Injures 28 Passengers After a passenger train accident on Tuesday morning, involving a produce truck that became stuck in the tracks and a passenger train, 28 people have been injured, 4 of which are in critical condition. Authorities said that many of the train accident victims were being … [Read more...]

Actos Bladder Cancer Trials Focus On Causation

Two New Plaintiffs Assert Actos Bladder Cancer Claims Two lawsuits in state court claim that Actos led to the development of bladder cancer, and in one case, the victim’s death. The family of Moshe Bitton filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals and their American subsidiaries, claiming that taking the drug … [Read more...]

Power Morcellator Surgery: Cancer Danger Becoming More Apparent

Latest Study Reveals Incidence of Cancer Spread Due to Power Morcellator Surgery A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 0.6% of women who underwent hysterectomy power morcellator surgery to remove uterine fibroids were diagnosed with uterine sarcoma. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente’s Jasmine … [Read more...]

Hospital-Acquired Infections of Superbug in NC Related to UCLA

Hospital-Acquired Infection of Superbug in UCLA Found on Devices in NC The superbug CRE – carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae – has been found to be the cause of several hospital-acquired infections in North Carolina, just days after a reported outbreak of the superbug in Los Angeles. According to Kevin McCarthy, a spokesman for the Carolinas … [Read more...]

“American Sniper” Killer Convicted on Murder Charges

Convicted on Murder Charges, “American Sniper” Killer Will Spend Life in Prison The man who killed “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, a 38-year-old former Navy SEAL, and his friend, Chad Littlefield, 35, has been sentenced to life in prison, convicted on murder charges related to a “rifle range rampage.” Eddie Ray Routh, a 27-year-old former Marine, … [Read more...]

J&J Agrees to Pay More in DePuy Hip Lawsuit Settlements

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $420 Million More for 2013 DePuy Hip Lawsuit Settlement In 2013, Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics settled hundreds of personal injury lawsuits for $2.5 billion, after numerous reports that the DePuy Hip ASR and Pinnacle all-metal hip implants failed before their alleged 5 year lifespan, … [Read more...]

AstraZeneca Settles False Claims Act Allegations with DOJ

AstraZeneca Agrees to Pay $7.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Delaware-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has agreed to settle False Claims Act allegations with the federal government to the tune of $7.9 million. On Wednesday, February 11th, AstraZeneca agreed to the False Claims Act allegation settlement with the Department … [Read more...]

Jodi Arias Will Not Address Jury Regarding Murder Charges

After Being Convicted on Murder Charges, Jodi Arias Declines to Address Jury Directly on Sentencing In May 2013, Jodi Arias was convicted on murder charges in the 2008 murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander. Although the jury returned a clear guilty verdict after a much longer murder trial than anticipated, they were deadlocked on what her … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things To Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits: Top 10 Things You Should Know 1. What is the difference between Social Security Disability and Social Security Retirement? The official retirement age to begin receiving full Social Security Retirement benefits is currently 67 years old. You are legally allowed to begin receiving retirement benefits as early … [Read more...]

Safety Coalition Pushes for Tougher DUI Laws

Law Enforcement and Safety Advocates Push for Tougher DUI Laws in South Carolina A group of law enforcement officers, safety advocates, and prosecutors gathered on the State House Grounds on Tuesday, February 10th, to push for tougher DUI laws in South Carolina. The group wanted to close a loophole in DUI video laws, which prevents a conviction … [Read more...]

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