People in today’s workforce have the benefit of having numerous laws and government organizations to help protect your right to work in a safe and healthy environment. While we now have organizations like OSHA to fight against unsafe workplaces and workers’ comp to help injured workers, it’s important to remember that those things haven’t always
When we talk about dangerous products, we’re often talking about items that are designed in a way that makes them more dangerous than they need to be or are made with components that are prone to failing and making a product dangerous. There are federal safety regulations clothing manufacturers have to meet to be able
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Amtrak has recently agreed to pay $265 million to settle claims related to a 2015 train derailment that killed 8 people and injured 200 others. The settlement is one of the largest railway accident settlements in history. It is just $30 million below the cap of $295 million for such accidents. This settlement is noteworthy
With national outrage still going strong over the water crisis in Flint, one thing millions of people want to know is what’s going to be done to help those who have been injured by drinking the city’s lead-contaminated water. Tens of thousands of Flint residents were stuck with drinking water that contained dangerous levels of
James R. Hausman had been enjoying a leisurely cruise on board the M/S/ Amsterdam, owned by Holland America Lines (HAL), in November 2011 when his trip suddenly took a turn for the worse after he was rammed by an automatic sliding glass door, injuring him. He sued the cruise line for his injuries and his
The sentencing trial for Farid Fata, the disgraced Detroit-area oncologist who pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud in 2014, has begun. The trial began on Monday, July 6, 2015 and is expected to last for several days. Farid Fata ran Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, which had seven locations throughout the Metro Detroit area,
Randall Miller, director of the now-scrapped film Midnight Rider, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter over the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones was killed in February 2014 while the crew was trying to film a dream sequence on a train trestle when a train came down the tracks unexpectedly. Miller also pleaded guilty
Melissa Rivers, daughter of comedy legend Joan Rivers, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic in Manhattan where her mother stopped breathing while undergoing a procedure in August 2014. Rivers’ medical malpractice suit alleges the clinic allowed an unapproved doctor into the procedure room, performed a biopsy that Rivers had not
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Did you see Bubba Watson become the 17th player to win the Masters more than once yesterday? As they say, you can never have enough green jackets. Digging through old cases I found an interesting one about golf. What’s the duty one golfer owes to another golfer? Here was the scenario: two players hit their
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