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Transvaginal Mesh Update

Transvaginal Mesh Update On July 13, 2011 the Food and Drug Administration released a safety communication warning to physicians and health care professionals, as well as patients, that the placement of surgical mesh through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse may pose a greater risk for the individual than other options. Click here for … [Read more...]

Study Reveals Obesity Rates in the South are Some of Highest in the Country; South Carolina Places 8th

A new study shows that 12 states have obesity rates higher than 30%, and 26 of the 30 states with high obesity rates are in the South and Midwest. South Carolina ranks number 8 in the study, with an obesity rate of 30.8%. Five years ago, South Carolina ranked 10th in the nation, with between three or four people dying each day from diabetes and … [Read more...]

Wrongfully Convicted Long Island Man Finally Walks Free

After his wrongful imprisonment in 1995, John Grega finally walks free, thanks to a 2008 Vermont law allowing the admission of new DNA evidence. Grega was found guilty of aggravated murder. He was accused and convicted for his 31-year-old wife’s raping, sodomizing, beating, and strangling in 1994. On Tuesday, August 21st, a judge vacated his … [Read more...]

NY man blogs “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer in Court”; Parents sue & win

Comedian Matt Fisher, of New York, wrote a blog post titled “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court.” The company spent 2 years stalling to avoid paying out her policy to her surviving family. Kaitlynn Eileen Fisher, Matt’s sister, was killed by an SUV driver in 2010. The driver’s insurance paid out when a witness said … [Read more...]

Actos Increases Bladder Cancer Risk Compared to Different Class of Diabetes Drugs

A new study released earlier this month, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that thiazolidinedione (TZD) drugs like Actos were more likely to cause bladder cancer than a different class of drugs called sulfonylurea drugs. Patients who took TZD drugs were two to three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than … [Read more...]

With database’s help, prisoners exonerated, but little other aid is available

A program from the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of law has created a database to register exonerations across the country – it is aptly named the National Registry of Exonerations. According to a recent article on CNN, 2,000 people have been exonerated in the past 23 … [Read more...]

NASCAR’s Potential Liability in an “Act of God”

On Sunday, August 5th, 1 person was killed and 9 others injured after a severe lightning storm rolled over Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. The 9 injured in the strike have all, as of Thursday, been released from the hospital. Now, questions are being raised about Pocono Raceway’s liability for their injuries. Lightning kills an average of 58 … [Read more...]

Former Wells Fargo Employee Alleges He Was Fired for Daughter’s Cancer

Florida resident Yovany Gonzalez is suing his former employers, Wells Fargo, claiming they laid him off because his daughter’s cancer treatments were too expensive. Gonzalez’s daughter Mackenzie was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. After two years of medical treatment, Gonzalez was fired three days before Mackenzie went into surgery. The hospital … [Read more...]

Federal Review Finds Whistleblower Claims Not Investigated Properly

A recent survey of programming inspections by OSHA revealed major flaws in how whistleblower cases are handled. The report showed that state labor officials routinely fail to properly investigate complaints from whistleblowers of retaliation in the workplace. Per the PDF of the investigation: “The evaluation of the program identified issues in … [Read more...]

New Drug Resistant Bacteria Makes CDC Issue Warnings

Gonorrhea is not an STD seen in many headlines, but a recently-discovered strain has caused panic in several countries, including the US. This past Thursday, the CDC announced that only one of several existing antibacterials created to combat gonorrhea is effective, and should be used sparingly and in concert with other drugs. While no known … [Read more...]

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