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Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

Rapper DMX Arrested for DUI – A New Charge for Him

DMX Arrested in SC Again, But This Time the Arrest was for DUI Rapper DMX has had yet another run-in with South Carolina law enforcement – this time, however, he was pulled over for DUI, which is a new twist on his story. In February, the 42-year-old rap artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over because he was driving without a … [Read more...]

Cooked Chicken Becomes Part of Salmonella Food Recall

Costco Issues Food Recall for Cooked Chicken Due to Salmonella A Costco store in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a food recall for Foster Farms Rotisserie chicken, due to possible salmonella contamination. The retailer’s food recall covers 40,000 lbs of Foster Farms and associated Kirkland Farms chicken, including 8,800 Kirkland Signature … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $22.9 Million Settlement for Drug Recall Lawsuits

J&J Agrees to Pay $22.9 Million in Drug Recall Lawsuit Alleging the Company Misled Investors Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest maker of health care products, ranging from shampoo to hip replacement devices. In recent years, the company has faced a range of lawsuits, many involving personal injury from the company’s products. On … [Read more...]

“Happy Gilmore” Actor Gets DWI In Wilmington, NC

Actor Famous for Bit Parts in Comedies Receives DWI in NC An actor most famous for his role of “Shooter McGavin” in Happy Gilmore was arrested early in the morning on Wednesday, October 16th, on DWI charges, or “driving while impaired.” According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, actor Christopher McDonald was pulled over by a trooper in … [Read more...]

Bard Wants Compensation for Dropped Transvaginal Mesh Case

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Wants Attorneys’ Fees for Dropped Personal Injury Case The third bellwether trial in the CR Bard transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) was dropped recently, and now the medical manufacturer is seeking compensation for incurred attorneys’ fees. According to court documents, the trial in the case of Linda … [Read more...]

North Carolina Man In Prison For 34 Years, But God Knows He’s Innocent

After 34 Years, Sledge May Be Proven Innocent  At 68, Joseph Sledge has spent the last 34 years of his life in a North Carolina prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.  Matter of fact, Sledge’s correspondence with the Columbus County Clerk of Court’s office takes up four files spanning his 34 years of incarceration.  Sledge has proclaimed … [Read more...]

Endo Pharmaceuticals Testosterone Therapy Faces Lawsuit

Endo Pharmaceuticals Testosterone Therapy Drug Fortesta Faces Product Liability Lawsuit Endo Pharmaceuticals and the Prostrakan Group PLC were hit with a product liability lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court in early May for their testosterone therapy gel, Fortesta.  The lawsuit claims that the company failed to disclose serious and dangerous side … [Read more...]

Operation Dry Water Focuses on how to Prevent BUI in Georgia

Operation Dry Water Helps Prevent BUI in Georgia As July 4th approaches, law enforcement in Georgia will be increasingly present on lakes and rivers across the state for the annual Operation Dry Water Campaign to help prevent BUI – boating under the influence. For three days – June 27th through June 29th – boaters in Georgia can expect to see … [Read more...]

Number of Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Increases

Hearing for Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Consolidation Scheduled for December Agrochemicals company Syngenta, makers of Viptera and other types of genetically-modified corn sold to US farmers, faces several GMO Corn Seed lawsuits that may soon be consolidated into one large class action. Syngenta so far faces 50 different lawsuits in 11 major … [Read more...]

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