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Two infant deaths and multiple outbreaks: Beware of bacteria

A pesky and persistent bacteria called, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is commonly found in hospitals. This water born bacteria is known for causing serious infections, some resulting in death. The truth is, hospital-borne infections, such as this one, can be deadly, but they are also easily preventable if medical centers take proper precautions.

Driver in bus crash may have blacked out

A bus accident in North Texas lead to tragedy as three lives were lost in the crash. What appears to be even more troubling is how the evidence is revealing the cause of the accident. According to an initial report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, no mechanical defects or irregularities were found with the bus. Rather the crash was due in large part to the driver's inability to maintain lane position, and that he lost consciousness while behind the wheel.

Pool of jurors for Michael Jackson wrongful death case grows

High profile lawsuits are handled very carefully. This is especially true when celebrities are involved. This is why it is no surprise that the potential jury pool in the wrongful death lawsuit involving pop singer Michael Jackson's estate and concert promoter AEG Live has garnered so much attention. According to an ABC News report, the court has qualified 81 potential jurors to serve on the case.

Teen driver deaths rise for second year in a row

Experienced and seasoned drivers are well aware that teens are frequently the most dangerous, and most at-risk, motorists on the road. Teen drivers' frequent handicaps of elevated distraction and general inexperience can turn what would usually be an otherwise manageable driving situation into a serious, even potentially fatal, accident.

Accident victim's husband files wrongful death lawsuit

Families in Cleveland and beyond may find it difficult to move forward with their lives after they lose a loved one in a car accident. Fortunately, as one recent news story shows, families can pursue legal action to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Demo crews could be liable for improper asbestos removal

When construction companies are hired to demolish or renovate buildings, a great deal of care must be paid to removing asbestos from such sites. Specifically, it is an beneficial (and accepted practice) to determine the presence of materials containing asbestos fibers, and to wet them before they are removed.

Death after fraternity hazing ritual could lead to wrongful death suit

In past posts we reported on the case of a wrongful death suit against Florida A&M University stemming from the hazing death of a drum major. It was a truly sad situation of fraternity initiation activities gone horribly wrong.

Cowboys player killed in fatal auto accident

The National Football league is dealing with its second tragedy in as many weeks as an auto accident claimed the life of one of its players while another is facing serious criminal charges. Jerry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys was killed when the car he was riding in, driven by teammate Josh Brent reportedly hit a curb and flipped over, landing on its roof.

Road gravel may contain cancer causing mineral

The dust clouds that emanate from trucks and busses in rural North Dakota may not seem harmful, but a recent study published in the July issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that these clouds may have high levels of erionite, a mineral that can cause mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer linked to continued asbestos exposure.

New orphan drug may help mesothelioma patients

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug status to Amatuximab, an new cancer drug that is suspected to help people suffering from malignant forms of mesothelioma. The Orphan Drug Act allows the FDA to approve certain drugs that are used to treat fewer than 200,000 people (i.e. people with rare diseases). Mesothelioma is listed in that category, and the disease claims about 2,500 people each year.

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