November 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Long Beach, CA: A California woman, known as ‘Jane Doe’ has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., the well-known ride share program, alleging the company practices negligent hiring practices that caused her to be the victim of rape by an Uber driver with a history of violent crimes.Read [ Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures ]
July 5, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Smith & Nephew is the latest hip replacement maker to face a lawsuit over defective design resulting in personal injury. The complaint was filed by a woman who alleges she developed metallosis, or metal blood poisoning, after having a Smith and Nephew 50mm Birmingham Resurfacing femoral head, and a 56mm Birmingham Resurfacing acetabular cup surgically implanted.Read [ Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuit Filed ]
March 29, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: According to a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, zip-line injuries are on the increase with 17,000 people treated for zip-line-related injuries between 1997 and 2012, the period of the study. The data also show a 70 percent increase in zip-line injuries during 2009-2012, which works out to an average of 10 injuries every day.Read [ Zip-Line Injuries On the Rise ]
October 13, 2015. By Abi Kistler.
Read [ CT Nephew Wins: Verdict for Defendant in Aunt’s Broken Wrist Case ]
BRIDGEPORT, CT It's the personal injury lawsuit that has taken the media by storm over the past day or so. A 54-year-old woman from New York City had sued her young nephew for $127,000 in damages alleging the boy was careless and negligent and caused her to break her wrist when he bounded to greet her. A jury delivered its verdict today in favor of the defendant - the nephew.
August 13, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Thousands of Patients at Risk for Hepatitis C in New Hampshire ]
Stratham, NH A former medical technician currently being held in a county jail in Strafford, New Hampshire is suspected of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C while working at several hospitals. Critics of the lack of reporting inherent with his activities cite that the potential for a hepatitis C outbreak may have been avoided.
May 21, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ For Memorial Day Safety, Statistics Aren't on Your Side ]
Santa Cruz, CA The approach of Memorial Day heralds the start of the busy summer season, when families do most of their leisure time and other activity together (as opposed to separately). And yet, as welcome as the onset of Memorial Day is, there is an underlying current of caution…
June 14, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Chemical Plant Explosion Rocks Neighborhood, Sends 4 to Hospital ]
New Orleans, LA: An industrial accident has sent four people to hospital and forced evacuations as much as a mile from the factory, MSNBC.com is reporting today. The explosion occured at a chemical factory in an industrial park near the outskirts of New Orleans. The four injured workers were flown to burn units.
February 15, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Two-Year Old's Death Linked to Bacteria in Triad Medical Wipes ]
Houston, TX The parents of two-year old Harrison Kothari, who died as a result of contracting a rare infection, are suing the makers of Triad Alcohol Prep Pads, having determined that their child's infection acute bacterial meningitis caused by Bacillus cereus, was likely contracted through exposure to product tainted with the same bacteria.
December 28, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Dozens Trapped, Some Injured at Sugarloaf Mountain ]
Carrabassett Valley, Maine Officials at Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort are reporting that a ski lift accident has resulted in several people requiring hospitalization for injuries, while others remain trapped on the 100 chairs that make up the lift.
December 27, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Eight Dead in Cairo Bus Crash ]
Cairo, Egypt A bus accident in Cairo on Boxing Day has killed eight American tourists who were on board the bus, and injured a further 21 passengers. The accident happened when a tour bus rammed into a parked truck, whlie en route from Aswan to the ancient temples of Abu Simbel, in Southern Egypt. The dead include six women and two men. The Egyptian driver and guide was also injured.
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