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Guilty Plea Entered in Truck Accident That Killed Toddler

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A truck driver pled guilty to three charges of homicide related to a fatal 2018 truck accident that claimed the life of a 16-month old girl and her father. Jack E. Satterfield III of Mississippi was traveling in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania when he failed to stop his tractor-trailer as it approached stopped traffic.

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Understanding the Risk of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy after Bariatric Surgery

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In the face of a worldwide obesity epidemic, bariatric surgery is viewed as a ray of hope, but it also carries the risk of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, an unusual and dangerous condition that few patients have ever heard of. The public views the procedure as safe, and it has been deemed effective for many, thus leading to its tremendous popularity: an estimated half million procedures are performed every year.

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Houston Benzene Exposure Goes Unreported, Putting Public at Risk

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Despite the known health risks associated with benzene exposure, the agencies responsible for alerting the public to danger failed to issue a notification when a collision in the Houston Ship channel resulted in benzene levels that were 14 times higher than are considered safe. The episode occurred two weeks ago when two vessels collided and caused a spill of a gasoline blend.

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Florida Birth Injury Lawsuit Ends With $1.25 Million Settlement

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A birth injury lawsuit filed by a Florida family against the employee of a federally-funded health clinic has ended with the judge overseeing the case giving his approval of a $1.25 million settlement. The case involved a newborn who suffered severe brain damage at the time of his birth that ended in his eventual death.

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Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement of DePuy Hip Joint Replacement Lawsuits

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Negotiations between Johnson & Johnson and plaintiffs’ attorneys have led to a $1 billion settlement agreement that will allow the consumer icon to resolve most of the 6,000 negligence claims accusing them of negligence involving their DePuy Hip Joint Replacement medical devices. The company has been accused of allowing the defective devices to be marketed, sold and implanted in patients who were left unable to walk and in excruciating pain. Most had to submit to additional surgeries to have the devices removed and replaced.

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Nursing Home Neglect Leads State To Action

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Patricia Myers did everything she could to counter the nursing home neglect that her husband Larry was enduring at HighPointe, a Buffalo, New York nursing home. She posted instructions and notes on the wall, spoke to nursing supervisors and administrators, even volunteered to quit her job and stay to help if the facility was short staffed. Nothing worked.

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Railroad’s Attempt to Avoid Facing Benzene Exposure Claim Denied

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An ongoing legal battle over whether BNSF Railway Company is responsible for a railroad worker’s benzene exposure and subsequent cancer death will continue after the court denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment. The case revolves around the death of Cathy Jo Bettisworth, who was a long-time employee at the railroad’s yard in Alliance, Nebraska.

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Wrong Way Houston Car Accident Leads to Man’s Death

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A 40-year-old man is dead following a Houston car accident that is being blamed on drunk driving. According to police on the scene, the accident was caused by a 19-year-old driver who was driving the wrong way on Highway 90 in southwest Houston after leaving a Houston nightclub. The young driver was apparently drunk, leaving the possibility that the club where he had been before the accident can also be held responsible for the tragedy.

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