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New York Middle School Closed Due to Fears About Benzene Exposure

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A Northport, New York middle school has been closed for the foreseeable future and students relocated following fears about benzene exposure. Northport Middle School students and teachers alike have been complaining for months about smells and a variety of illnesses.

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Car Accident Leaves Basketball Pro With Traumatic Brain Injury

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An Atlanta car accident has left former Dallas Mavericks player Chandler Parsons with a traumatic brain injury, a herniated disc, and a torn labrum, putting his career in jeopardy. The crash is being blamed on a driver who was arrested for drinking and driving.

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Punitive Damages to be Determined in Johnson & Johnson Mesothelioma Lawsuit

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Mesothelioma victims whose victory over Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder has already resulted in an award of $37 million in compensation are now in court asking a New Jersey jury to punish the consumer giant by awarding them additional funds in punitive damages.

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Dangers of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

There are several different medical conditions that can lead to a Vitamin B-1 deficiency, and medical providers need to be watchful to ensure that they recognize the signs before it progresses to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy. Wernicke’s is a neuropsychiatric disorder that has traditionally been associated with acute alcoholism, but which is increasingly being seen in pregnant women who suffer from severe vomiting, in patients who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery, in senior citizens who are malnourished, and in those who are receiving intravenous nutrition due to cancer and other serious illnesses. The condition has even been diagnosed in people suffering from Celiac disease. Any situation that puts a patient at risk of being low on thiamine can be a risk factor.

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3M Ear Plug Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

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To date, there have been at least 635 lawsuits filed by more than 1,700 U.S. military veterans over defective 3M earplugs, and today dozens of those cases were moved from Hennepin County District Court to the federal court in Minnesota. The move comes at the request of 3M, which has denied all charges of liability for hearing loss suffered by those who used their product.

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Truck Accident That Killed Three Blamed on Inattentive Driving

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A horrific truck accident that killed two adults and a one-year-old child is being blamed on distraction, and the Michigan truck driver who was behind the wheel has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide. The accident occurred on Indiana’s Interstate 65 when Matthew Lewis Small’s tractor-trailer hit eight vehicles. The crash killed 21-year-old Mariah Tomey, one-year-old Hadley Tomey, and 19-year-old Kaden Kirk.

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More Than 200 Lawsuits Filed Against JUUL Labs

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JUUL, the largest manufacturer of e-cigarettes, is facing hundreds of lawsuits accusing it of contributing to a surge of nicotine use and addiction, and it is expected that the number of plaintiffs will continue to grow. Among the most recent additions to the claim is the city of Louisville, Kentucky. The city’s mayor, Greg Fischer, says that their goal is the prevention of more harm to the city’s youth.

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Zantac Cancer Fears Spread to Generic Versions

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In late 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised significant concerns about the presence of a suspected carcinogen in the popular heartburn medication Zantac. Since that time multiple companies have issued recalls of both branded and generic versions of the drug, with the latest happening just this past week.

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Settlement Reached in Police Officer Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit

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A head-on crash that left a Wyoming police officer with a career-ending spinal cord injury was the subject of a federal lawsuit. Still, both parties have agreed to the terms of a confidential settlement. Former Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rodney Miears filed the lawsuit against a regional division of the well-known national food distributor Sysco.

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Jury Resolves 2013 Traumatic Brain Injury Case By Awarding Victim $101 Million in Damages

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In 2013, a New York man suffered a traumatic brain injury while working at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. Later that year, he filed a personal injury lawsuit against Live Nation Worldwide Inc., the promotional company that operates the venue, accusing the company of causing his life-changing injuries. In 2016 a judge determined that the company was indeed liable for the injuries that he suffered, and now a Manhattan jury has decided on the damages that he is owed, awarding 36-year-old Mark Perez a remarkable $101 million for past, present and future damages.

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