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NECC Employees Subpoenaed, NECC Blames Cleaners For Fungal Meningitis

Employees of the New England Compounding Center are expected to soon begin testifying about the role that pharmacy played in the fungal meningitis outbreak. A federal grand jury in Boston has issued subpoenas as part of an investigation into potential

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New Safety Recall of More than 200,000 Infant Travel Beds

The Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced a recall of infant beds. Children’s safety equipment manufacturer KidCo Inc. is working with CPSC to recall approximately 220,000 infant travel beds in light of nine reported entrapment incidents and at least one

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Personal Injury Claims Can be Compromised By Social Media

Facebook currently claims approximately one billion users, while Twitter has at least one million. And for all of those social media posts and tweets, there is an audience. That is something users should keep in mind in light of potential

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Meningitis Outbreak Leads To Examination of Compounding Pharmacies

There are currently at least 184 cases of meningitis in the U.S., including 14 fatalities, confirmed by the Center for Disease Control. The fungal meningitis outbreak started when steroid medication was contaminated with a fungus and the fungus was injected

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BPA Banned from Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups But Still Used in Some Packaging

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), though consumer concern had already prompted many companies to drop BPA from both food and beverage containers. BPA was a standard component in the plastics

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Cell Phones the Culprit in Many Vehicle Crashes

It is a fact that whenever anyone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she is responsible for a potential of major destruction, to others or themselves. This is something that is clearly underappreciated. The National Highway Traffic

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Serious Workplace Injuries Necessitate Legal Guidance

Workers have a right to consult with an attorney when serious injuries occur because of the negligence or carelessness of their employer. Unfortunately the reality is that some workplaces and management disregards their employees’ safety and health by failing to

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Increase in Pedestrian Injuries Due to Distractions, Intoxication, and Bad Roadway Design

Pedestrians injured by motor vehicles increased by 19 percent from last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest data. The rise is due to multiple factors including roadway design and lack of traffic enforcement. The most important

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NTSB Recommends Nationwide Ban of Electronic Device Use While Driving to Lessen Accidents

Distracted drivers continue to risk their own lives and put others in peril of serious injury or death. After a decade of research into distracted driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now recommending that all U.S. states

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Serious Injury and Fatality Concerns Rise in Texas Auto Accidents with Big Rigs

A recent big rig accident shows the seriousness of sharing the road with a big truck. State Highway 360 was recently closed in the Arlington area when a tractor trailer overturned and two other vehicles were found underneath it. Apparently

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