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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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After BP Oil Spill, Gulf Oyster Industry Continues to Struggle

The BP oil spill is still wreaking havoc in the Gulf Coast oyster industry. According to a report on NPR, some oystermen are worried they may never recover. The BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010 with an explosion … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Result of Management Failures, Presidential Commission Says

The BP oil spill is being blamed on a range of management failures on the part of the oil giant, as well as other companies involved in the Macondo well endeavor. According to various media reports, the presidential commission investigating … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll in Gulf Coast Communities

People impacted by the BP oil spill are exhibiting mental health problems similar to those seen in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez disaster, according to a researcher who has spent the last 20 years tracking the mental health fallout … Continue reading

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Scientist Studying BP Oil Spill Finds Crude on Gulf of Mexico Floor

Since the BP oil spill was capped in mid-July, many have wondered where all the oil went. In mid-August, the federal government even optimistically declared that as much as three-quarters of the oil had dispersed, evaporated or otherwise disappeared. But … Continue reading

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New Details on Final BP Oil Spill Claims Released

Now that the deadline has passed for victims of the BP oil spill to file claims for Emergency Advance Payments with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, businesses and individuals impacted by the disaster will start working on their final damage … Continue reading

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First BP Oil Spill Claims Deadline Comes Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day businesses and individuals who sustained economic or physical damage from the BP oil spill will be able to file for Emergency Advance Payments from the Gulf Coast Claims Center. After that, they will only be … Continue reading

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BP Ordered to Court Over Alaska Pipeline

Yesterday, a federal judge in Alaska ordered beleaguered oil giant, BP, to appear in court in December over a petition by BP’s federal probation officer revoking BP’s criminal probation imposed after the 2006 Prudhoe Bay pipeline spill, said the Wall … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Claimants May be Asked to Transfer Legal Rights

It’s already been determined that victims of the BP oil spill who accept a payment for final damages from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will have to waive their right to sue the oil company. However, according to a Reuters … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Report Questions Rig Workers’ Training

A report on the BP oil spill from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Research Council (NRE) has concluded that “an insufficient consideration of risk and a lack of operating discipline” contributed to the disaster. The interim … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Could Have Long-Term Impacts on Wildlife, Scientists Say

A group of scientists says the long-term affects of the BP oil spill on Gulf of Mexico wildlife are not yet apparent, and that the federal government needs remain on guard for signs of collapse of species in the future. … Continue reading

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