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D. C. Court’s New Statute Leads to Benchmark Sexual Abuse Claim Against Boy Scouts

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Several states across the United States have recently passed laws extending the statute of limitations for child sex abuse allegations, allowing the victim to come forward to seek justice for crimes committed against them when they were too young to speak up. But while these actions have benefitted residents of those states, it has left those victimized in other states without these extended statutes with no place to turn.

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Iowa Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Details Unexamined, Untreated Spinal Fractures

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Citing failures on the part of multiple staff members, the family of an Iowa woman has filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit against Hillcrest Health Care Services, as well as five individual employees of the facility. Peggy Peck was only 58 years old when she died of a bone infection that the plaintiffs claim festered and spread as a result of the lack of medical attention after the woman fell and fractured two vertebrae in her neck.

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Congress Pushing Back as Amtrak’s New Policy Bars Railroad Accident Lawsuits

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When you purchase a ticket to ride on Amtrak, it’s likely that you’re not thinking about your risk of being injured in a railroad accident. The same can’t be said for Amtrak’s management team, which has changed the language on its tickets to bar passengers who are injured in Amtrak accidents from being able to sue the company in court. By virtue of purchasing and using the new tickets, passengers agree that they will only resolve grievances through binding arbitration. The shift has drawn the attention, which is considering taking action against the policy.

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McDonald’s Sued After Customer Suffers Spinal Cord Injury at The Hands of Employees

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A McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh was the scene of a brutal beating last November that left a customer with a paralyzing spinal cord injury at the hands of three employees. The shocking incident has led the victim, Mark Conn, to file a personal injury lawsuit against both the McDonald’s Corporation and the franchise owner, Santonastasso Enterprises LLC.

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California Jury Awards $70.5 Million to Family Injured in 2017 Truck Accident

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In August of 2017, a horrific truck accident forever changed the lives of Tomasa Cuevas, her high-school-aged son Alex and 11-year-old daughter Maritza. A big rig driven by Amarjit Aulakh ran a red light and T-boned the family’s SUV, causing the mother of four to suffer a catastrophic brain injury and her children to suffer their own debilitating injuries. This week a lawsuit accusing the truck driver and the company for whom he worked of negligence was decided, by a California jury that awarded the family a total of $70.5 million.

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College Student Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury at Hands of Fraternity Members

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A Texas State University student was hospitalized and treated for a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury after members of a campus fraternity attacked him and brutally beat him. Witnesses say that the beating was the result of mistaken identity. Nikolas Panagiotopoulos has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the fraternity, and two fraternity members have been charged with aggravated assault. The fraternity has been suspended.

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Man’s Bone Marrow Disease Blamed on Benzene Exposure

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The U.S. District Court in the state of Maryland recently heard the case of a longtime pressman, whose death from Myelodysplastic syndrome is being blamed on years of benzene exposure. The man’s widow filed a lawsuit against several manufacturers and producers of the benzene-containing products that he used during his work at various newspapers and printing companies.

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Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Most Common Nutritional Deficiency Following Bariatric Surgery

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A recent study has revealed that those undergoing bariatric surgery risk nutritional deficiencies like Wernicke’s encephalopathy for the rest of their life. Researchers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in Guangdong, China concluded that many weight loss surgery patients face nutritional challenges even before their surgery and that the key to success and health lies in lifelong nutritional support.

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Indiana Industrial Plant Injury Hospitalizes Steelworker

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The Gary Works steel plant in Gary, Indiana was the site of an industrial plant injury that hospitalized a maintenance technician who was working on a blast furnace at the time. According to United Steelworkers District 7 Director Mike Millsap, the man is a member of their union, and as a result of suffering several injuries, he was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in downtown Gary. He is expected to survive, though there was no immediate word on his condition.

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Victims of Hernia Mesh Continue To Come Forward

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Hernia mesh products have become the medical device of choice for surgeons repairing torn hernias. They are used in over 90% of all of the common surgery, despite the fact that many patients who have had the patches implanted in their bodies have suffered significant medical injuries requiring subsequent removal. In some cases patients have found that the devices have caused irreparable damage and have been left with a guarantee of pain and disability for the rest of their lives.

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