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Single Mother of Brain-Damaged Boy Wins $50 M in Malpractice Suit

Poor communication at hospitals can cause medical negligence that leads to injuries and sometimes disabilities. Ms. Snow can now afford to have her 5-year-old son live back home with her, where he belongs. In November of 2019, a jury deliberated six hours before awarding her son and his mom $50 million. Ms. Snow says she Read More

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

How risky is your occupation? We all have complaints about our job on occasion; but some may have more reason to be concerned than most. In 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,250 work-related fatalities, a 2% increase from 2017. “While no job is completely free of risk, most jobs are Read More

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Second Recall on Contigo Kids’ Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

                                   If you have one of these water bottles, please take it away from your child immediately. Contigo (a water bottle company) has issued a second recall on “about 5.7 million of its kids water bottles over fears its spout Read More

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Ikea Sued for $46 Million after Toddler Killed by Dresser

The family of toddler Jozef Dudek sued Ikea after a recalled 70-pound “Malm” dresser tipped over on him, causing his death in 2017. Ikea agreed to pay Jozef’s parents $46 million. “The furniture maker issued a recall for millions of Malm products in 2016 after the deaths of three children…” A combined settlement of $50 Read More

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2017 – A 29-Year High for Trucking Fatalities

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities from large truck accidents reached a 29-year high in 2017. While deaths from big truck crashes rose 9%, there was a decline of 2% in overall deaths from car crashes. That 9% represents an additional 392 lives lost (out of a total 4,761 for 2017). Read More

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Are You Being Exposed to a Carcinogen Without Realizing It?

In our daily lives, we are coming into contact with thousands of chemicals that we know almost nothing about. Most of these chemicals are harmless in small doses, but others have the potential for adverse health effects. (NTP.gov) In fact, it is estimated that 2000 new chemicals are introduced into the market each year. (YourGreenPal.com) Read More

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Myths and Misconceptions about Mesothelioma

“Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart or testes.” (Mesothelioma.com) The only known cause is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is misunderstood by many. For years, diagnosis and awareness of mesothelioma has been challenged due to common misconceptions that have been spread. It’s important to Read More

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Improper Restraint Causes Death of Mental Health Patient

A South Carolina Department of Mental Health patient died earlier this year when staff improperly restrained him, suffocating him to death. William Avant, a 35-year-old Georgetown native, had been a patient at the G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina for 12 years. Records show that he “had been diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome, Read More

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Possible Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

There are many studies going on this very minute, desperately seeking to better treat, delay the onset and even prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston is participating in studies that may potentially produce groundbreaking results for the future of Alzheimer’s Disease. “The Alzheimer’s Association reports that nearly 6 million Americans are living Read More

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Fatalities from Drivers Running Red Lights Hit 10-Year High

Next time you think about running a red light, consider these statistics. In 2017, 939 people were killed when someone plowed through a red light. That is at least two people a day! A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that fatalities in red-light collisions increased in 2017, for the fifth year Read More

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