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Wrongful Death Covers Many Situations

February 26, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed in many situations involving countless circumstances and situations. What they all have in common is that the victim's death was preventable and was caused by the actions of a different party (a person or organization) who acted improperly. A wrongful death lawsuit can involve negligent actions by the responsible party or it can involve intentional acts.
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Baby Suffers Chemical Burn Injury

Baby Suffers Chemical Burn Injury February 26, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Crofton, MD Nancy J. was told that her baby suffered a chemical burn due to IV infiltration while she was in the hospital, but the burn was superficial. Apparently, calcium had leaked out of her vein and burnt her skin. One month later, the plastic surgeon told her that the burn injury might have caused nerve and/or muscle damage.
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Mesothelioma Medically Devastates Many Over Multiple Years

Mesothelioma Medically Devastates Many Over Multiple Years February 21, 2008.
Washington, D.C.: Mesothelioma presents itself often as a deadly after effect of asbestos exposure. Malignant Mesothelioma is infamous for being the "asbestos lung cancer." For many years Congress has tried to assist those suffering with this condition by making their lawsuits public knowledge. However, Congress has met with great opposition and has reached an impasse with trying to assist people afflicted with the illness.
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Asbestos Exposure could have Asthma Symptoms

Asbestos Exposure could have Asthma Symptoms February 20, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Cincinnati, OH In the last year, Bob J. developed asthma. His doctor can't explain why or how. "I don't smoke, nothing has changed in my life and nobody in my family has asthma," says Bob. But he was exposed to asbestos in the workplace for many years. "We were young and stupid and didn't know any better."
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Families of 9 Skydivers Killed in Washington Plane Crash Sue

Families of 9 Skydivers Killed in Washington Plane Crash Sue February 19, 2008.
Seattle, WA: In October 2007, nine skydivers from Washington were killed when their plane that was flying in icy conditions crashed into the cascades. Now their families are suing Cessna Aircraft Co. to make sure they never fly their planes in such hazardous conditions again.
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Trial Over John Ritter's Death Begins

February 17, 2008.
Glendale, CA: The lawyer representing John Ritter's family told the jury on Monday that he would prove that the death of John Ritter was caused by doctors administering inadequate treatment and making a wrong diagnosis.
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Wrongful Death Knows No Bounds

February 17, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Glendale, CA Wrongful death observes no boundaries, or carries no bias for economic or social status. Wrongful death can happen to the blue-collar worker, the poor, or the rich and famous. However, the one common denominator remains that wrongful death, no matter who is involved, is tragic and needless.
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Style is not the Only Risk with Aged Flooring

Style is not the Only Risk with Aged Flooring February 12, 2008.
Denver, CO: It appears that weekend warriors have more to be concerned with than the style and fashion of fixtures in their home. Apparently, many flooring specifically linoleum produced during the 1970's and through the early portion of the 1980's, may have asbestos properties. Exposure to asbestos has been proven to cause Mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer. Home improvement has become a booming business in recent years. This is causing many homeowners to remove linoleum and flooring from older homes. Especially those who flip homes for a living will update floors in older homes. If special precautions aren't taken, the risk for asbestos exposure can turn deadly.
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Asbestos in Iowa: Was the Equitable Building a Health Hazard?

Asbestos in Iowa: Was the Equitable Building a Health Hazard? February 11, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Des Moines, IA Asbestos has been on the minds and in the headlines in Des Moines in the wake of a redevelopment of the historic Equitable Building. At issue is the alleged improper handling of asbestos, and a risk for asbestos mesothelioma cancer, during renovations.
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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Recovery Course And Damages

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury:  Recovery Course And Damages February 11, 2008.
Diagnosing, treating, and managing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) is one of the most complex issues for clinicians and attorneys who deal with this population. It is estimated that 70-90 percent of all treated TBI cases are mild, with approximately 1.4 million emergency department visits annually. According to the CDC, MTBI is a major public health problem and it is thought that lost productivity after MTBI accounts for the largest component of the economic costs of brain injury annually in the US.
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