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Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Files Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit

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The American public was shocked when former White House administration official Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster Jr.’s father died of nursing home neglect at a Philadelphia nursing home facility last April. Now the bereaved man has filed a lawsuit accusing the nursing home of wrongful death and negligent care.

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Continued Toxic Dumping Leads to Environmental Damages Lawsuit in California

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Responding to the continued dumping of toxic oil-waste fluid into unlined pits that are leaking into groundwater sources, California’s Center for Biological Diversity has filed an environmental damages lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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Multidistrict Hip Joint Replacement Litigation Ends in Settlement

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A group of 265 separate hip joint replacement lawsuits that were consolidated into multidistrict litigation have settled with Stryker Corporation, the manufacturer of the defective LFIT Cobalt Chromium V40 Femoral Heads that were recalled as a result of the patients all requiring revision surgery to replace faulty components. Those components were manufactured by Howmedica Osteonics Corp. The consolidated cases represented litigation that was filed in both Massachusetts and New Jersey. The amount of the settlement was not revealed.

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Fedex Accident Leaves Several School Students Injured

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A FedEx accident between one of the company’s delivery trucks and a school bus left seven students with minor injuries in North Carolina. The injured students were on their way home from Rockingham County Schools at 4:30 in the afternoon when the highly recognizable GMC box truck, decorated with the company’s iconic logo, backed out onto the road that the bus was traveling on.

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Hernia Mesh Blamed for Chronic Pain, Need for Second Surgery

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A Wisconsin woman has filed a lawsuit against hernia mesh manufacturer Ethicon, claiming that after the company’s Prolene Hernia System was used in her 2006 hernia repair surgery, she suffered serious injuries, required additional corrective surgery, and suffers severe pain to this day.

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Fatal Texas Truck Accident Leads to $260 Million Jury Award

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A tragic Texas truck accident that claimed the life of a 21-year-old has resulted in a $260 million verdict from the jury in a Texas state court. The case involved young Riley McPherson, who was driving his 2008 Chevy Express van southbound on Texas Highway 271 back in February of 2016 at 5:35 in the morning.

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FDA Announces Greater Application of Mandatory Food Recall Power

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The summer and fall of 2018 have been notable for many reasons, not the least of which is the high number of food recalls that have been issued out of fear of salmonella and listeria contaminations. In the face of this growing concern, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that they will be taking more proactive steps to protect the American public.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Faults Paratransit Bus

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Providing safe and convenient paratransit for disabled residents is one of the responsibilities of municipal transit systems all around the United States, but a trial set to start next week in Atlanta, Georgia finds one of those riders accusing their local transit authority of negligence, causing the traumatic brain injury that has left her in a permanent vegetative state.

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Offshore Injury Leads to Lifelong Injuries, $1 Million Award

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A 2013 offshore injury involving an oil rig worker injured in a helicopter crash has led to a $1 million award from a Louisiana federal court. The plaintiff in the case was rig operator Nicholas Miller, who was among three workers being flown back to shore following a two-week shift onboard an oil rig. The National Transportation Safety Board has theorized that the helicopter’s crash may have been caused by natural gas flaring from the rig and causing the helicopter’s engine to stall. The helicopter plunged from a height of 200 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, killing the pilot and leaving Miller with traumatic physical and emotional injuries.

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Man Fights Release of Woman Sentenced for Nursing Home Abuse of His Mother

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When Cleveland resident Mitzi Piskor’s son Steve suspected that his mother was the victim of nursing home abuse, he set up a hidden camera in her room at the Prentiss Skilled Nursing Care Unit at MetroHealth Medical Center. The 70-year-old matriarch had been a resident in the unit since she began displaying symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, but her son had begun to notice unexplained injuries. What the camera revealed was heartbreaking.

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