Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dr. Omalu still asking questions NFL doesn’t want to hear

Borges: Dr. Bennet Omalu still asking questions NFL doesn’t want to hear further study into it launched what has become known as the concussion epidemic in sports, led to a nearly billion dollar settlement of a class-action suit filed against the NFL by its struggling former players and resulted in the powers of both …

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Stage Set for $112.5M Fee Fight in NFL Concussion Case the NFL concussion litigation has ended in a $1 billion settlement, a new dispute has kicked off as the players’ attorneys rush to score a piece of the $112.5 million pot of legal fees.

Earlier this month, Christopher Seeger and Sol Weiss, the …

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Ex-NFL Players Reminded to Register for Concussion Settlement federal judge last week urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing.

The league expects more than 6,000 of …

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Ex-Titan Frank Wycheck opens up to News about concussions, thoughts of suicide and why NFL settlement is a ‘joke’“This was a really big step for me,” says Wycheck, a three-time Pro Bowl player during his 11-year NFL career with Washington and the Oilers/Titans.

Most people would probably not hesitate or blink an eye at the offer to travel to golf’s mecca and the …

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UPDATE: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Back in the News

House Panel Backs Lawsuits Over Abortion Injuries lawsuits would not be handled as more-typical medical malpractice cases, which have requirements that make them more difficult to pursue.

“This bill is about women’s safety,” Grall said before the vote.

“It is about empowering a woman who has been …

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Judge dismisses some claims in lawsuit against former Manitowoc doctor isn’t just a medical malpractice claim, that he just didn’t blow it with regard to what he was prescribing.

We asserted that there was an extreme monetary benefit for what they were doing,” the plaintiffs’ attorney, Timothy Knurr, said.


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Woman who lost hands, feet sues doctor, FL
A former intelligence analyst for the department of defense did not expect to be living in a nursing home, being spoon fed her meals and medication.

But living without hands and feet is the new normal for Lisa Maria Carter.

She went in …

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Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease: Medical Malpractice

If you or a family member experienced a heart attack because of a failure to diagnose heart disease, you may have a case for medical malpractice.

Depending on the outcome, you may be able to recover damages for wrongful death and funeral expenses, …

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Ala. SC declines to apply ‘new, greatly expanded’ theory of liability in hospital negligence cases, Ala.
The Alabama Supreme Court has sided with a Sheffield-area hospital at the center of a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed after a man died from an aneurysm 20 days after his visit to the facility’s emergency room.

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Lawyer calls Maryland senator’s role in medical malpractice Maryland state senator joined the defense team in a medical malpractice lawsuit last month even though he has limited legal expertise in that area, a move the …

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UPDATE: IVC Filter Lawsuits Make Progress

Ohio Woman Files Celect® IVC Filter Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed by Christina P., a woman from Ohio who was implanted with the Cook Celect® Vena Cava Filter on February 10, 2010 at UH Main Hospital in Cincinnati.

Celect is an intravenous filter that is implanted in a vein called the inferior …

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Europe Retrievable Vena Cava Filter Market Status and Prospect, Manufacturing Process, Cost Analysis, Sourcing

Europe Retrievable Vena Cava Filter Market research study is a highly diligent study which will help both established and new players in the Europe Retrievable Vena Cava Filter industry for complete understanding of the market.

Various key factors are …

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California Woman Files IVC Filter Lawsuit lawsuit was filed by Robin A., a woman from California who was implanted with the Cook Celect® Vena Cava Filter on February 2, 2011 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

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Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter

Washington, DC
Any patient about to be implanted with an IVC filter, or presented with a recommendation for same by their doctor, would naturally assume the procedure is necessary and unavoidable.

Indeed, for many patients who can’t tolerate blood …

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Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her body, GA
In 2012, a nurse from Atlanta was flying to San Francisco to visit her son.

As the plane closed in on her destination she suddenly felt excruciating pain in her chest.

Although she didn’t know it, an IVC filter in her body had fractured.

By …

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Reset the Counter: 0 days since last deadly shooting in Chicago

Chicago: Pregnant woman among 7 fatally shot in one day seven people — including a pregnant woman and her unborn child — were fatally shot and 13 others were wounded on Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about his contempt for the gun violence that has gripped Chicago.

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Man charged with shooting retired cop in Gary turns himself in men were charged Thursday with the home invasion and shooting of a 65-year-old man who was a retired police officer in Gary, Indiana.

Kevon Dixon, Fo’Tre White and Cameron Briscoe — ages 19, 20 and 19 — were charged with aggravated battery, …

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Pregnant woman among 7 killed in Chicago’s deadliest day this year Weaver, mother of Wilteeah Jones, gathers with family and friends Feb. 23, 2017, outside their home in Auburn Gresham as they remember her only daughter and unborn granddaughter Mileah, who were killed with Wilteeah’s boyfriend in a shooting …

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Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’ before shooting 2 Indians at Kansas bar LinkedIn accounts for Kuchibhotla and Madasani describe them as engineers for GPS device-maker Garmin, which has a large customer-service center just a mile from the scene of the shooting.

The company is one of the region’s best-known employers.

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Baby girl dies 5 months after mom was fatally shot’Miracle Jones died Feb. 23, 2017, five months after her mother was killed in a Chicago shooting.

A baby girl born three months premature after her mother was fatally shot last year has died …

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Shootings Wound 2 People Thursday, Police Say car was also damaged.

At 7:07 p.m., a 62-year-old man was shot in Little Village, police said.

The man was in the 3600 block of West Cermak Road when he was shot in his arm.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

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Some Chicago gangs turning to rifles for added firepower, police say members of shooting victims and residents of two neighborhoods in Chicago discuss the recent use of high-powered rifles by gangs in at least 33 shootings in recent months in the Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods.

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White House Bars NY Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing

White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing
Journalists from The New York Times and two other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press …

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Trump orders new task force push to eliminate red tape Trump took another step Friday to roll back government red tape, signing an executive order requiring every federal agency to form a “regulatory reform task force” that would root out regulations for repeal.

A day after chief strategist Steve …

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Trump promises border wall ‘soon, way ahead of schedule’ made any mention of the wall in Thursday’s news conference after their closed-door meetings.

The wall could cost up to $21.5 billion (£17.2bn), according to Reuters, citing a Department of Homeland Security internal report – much higher than Mr Trump …

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Trump tweets Chicago ‘out of control’ after 7 homicides Wednesday Trump called Chicago’s violence “totally out of control” after a pregnant woman and six other people were shot and killed Wednesday — the city’s deadliest day of the year so far.

“Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago.

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Drunk Driving Accidents On The Rise?

Police: Crash involving suspected drunk driver kills Noblesville man, Ind.
A crash on I-465 involving a suspected drunk driver resulted in the death of a Noblesville man early Monday morning.

According to Indiana State Police, emergency crews were called to an accident on I-465 eastbound near Michigan …

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Woman, 23, arrested for DUI after UF student killed Ocala woman is in jail after killing a pedestrian with her vehicle while driving drunk and leaving the scene of the crash on Saturday.

23-year-old Guerrero Damaris was driving drunk on SW 37th Blvd when she failed to see the curve in front of Campus …

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Local music teacher killed in DUI crash in South Philly local music teacher was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver. (WPVI). WPVI. By Jeannette Reyes.

A local music teacher was killed in a crash that police say …

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Suspect in fatal drunk driving accident released after alcohol bracelet tampered with, Wash.
A woman arrested for causing a fatal crash while driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 in October 2015 is out of jail again, after she was accused of tampering with her alcohol monitoring bracelet.

Carrah Goble is accused of driving …

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Strip club, driver ordered to pay $8 million to DUI crash victim
A Valley strip club has been ordered to pay millions of dollars after being found liable for over-serving a man who later caused a drunk driving accident.

The victim in the case, Mark Dupray, suffered a broken neck, a broken arm and other …

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Central High coach convicted in deadly drunk driving accident wants retrial in light of new information, Calif. (KFSN)
Based on new information Loren Lebeau did not have when he pleaded to several felony counts, he wants a retrial.

Loren Lebeau’s tearful apology was …

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Drunk driver arrested for killing 3-year-old in crash (FOX 13)
A three-year-old boy is dead, and his baby sister is suffering serious injuries after a drunk driver struck their family car Wednesday night.

John Rutland, 38, faces DUI manslaughter charges following the crash.

Rutland had a blood …

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Family of a man killed in a drunk driving accident wants suspect found a significant follow-up investigation, it was determined that alcohol did play a role in the accident.

Harris has been charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter and DUI.

Last week, Tulsa Crime Stoppers named Harris one of Tulsa’s Most Wanted in an …

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Calexit? What Is It and Could It Really Happen?

An independent California isn’t that wacky of an Idea, if four or eight years of Trump continue to jettison California values from the mainstream and represent long-term irreconcilable differences for blue and red American states, secession could be a reality in our lifetime.

We wouldn’t be the …

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The Force Behind the Calexit Movement the moment, the Calexit idea is just pure fiction, but there are groups in California who are actually trying to make an independent California become a reality.

In fact, “Yes California,” the group responsible for leading the secession effort, has already …

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Calexit: Should California Secede? November 21st, California secessionists calling themselves “Yes California” filed papers with the California Secretary of State proposing a November 2018 ballot measure that would ask registered voters whether California should secede from the US …

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Will California Secede? President Donald Trump’s Threat To ‘Defund’ Golden State May Not Yield Expected Results … Donald Trump’s recent suggestion that he may “defund” the state of California after tussles over the Golden State’s stand on immigration is something that’s easier said than done, reports show.

In an interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly …

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California Goes Confederate“Calexit” supporters brag that they will have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for California’s secession from the United States.

Some California officials have talked of the state not remitting its legally obligated tax …

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Civil War II? Secession And Other Fevered Fantasies Afflicting California MOVEMENT AFOOT in California to have the state secede from the Union–advocates call it Calexit–is gaining publicity if not support.

One poll shows 32% of Democrats ready to vote yes on a pullout referendum.

Petition signatures are being collected …

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Hey, California haters: We’re rich, and we can make it if Calexit succeeds the editor: If The Times cares to indulge the out-of-state ignorance regarding our great state of California, it should probably be prepared to step in with some actual (as opposed to alternate) facts for their entertainment.

Oh, here’s an actual fact: If California is so rich, why is the governor calling President Trump for emergency funding for the Oroville dam problem? I mean, if you’re so rich, why not just fix it yourselves?

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California dreamin’ of secession State progressives have finally escaped the time loop of Groundhog Day, and conservatives should rejoice.

For years it’s been the Groundhog Day nightmare of California liberals:

They’re finally breaking free of Republican rule, putting the …

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California wants to secede? Let’s put it to a vote already read an article that says the state of California has renewed an effort to secede from the union.

Even though such efforts have previously failed, I relish the opportunity to see what California voters decide.

It would also be interesting to see who …

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Sorry dudes, California ain’t seceding from the US is thinking about leaving us.

The “Calexit” movement got underway less than a week after the inauguration of President Trump, when a group called Yes California started gathering signatures for a petition to add a referendum to the state’s 2018 ballot …

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Editorial: Calexit is a colossally stupid idea would split into five states if it were to secede right now.

We would have the state of Jefferson, another from SF north bay east to Oakland, then San Jose to King county, the fourth would be LA, and the fifth is Orange county.

Obviously …

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Calexit goes against the American dream first step is to put an initiative on the 2018 ballot for California voters to then vote in 2019 whether or not to secede from the Union.

To get that first initiative set, the organization must collect 585,407 valid signatures from registered …

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Say goodbye to those US Opens should California secede from the Union is zero chance that California and its advocates at Yes California, as the group is known, will secede, notwithstanding that a large swath of the country no doubt would be in favor of it.

But humoring the secessionists for a moment, let’s just …

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California leaving? Secession movement seeks to get ‘Calexit’ measure on state ballot News reported that similar attempts “to establish California as a nation, or break it into multiple states,” have failed, but that a recent poll “found that one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. due to …

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DuPont agrees to pay $670 million to settle C8 lawsuits

DuPont to pay $670 million to settle C8 lawsuits“You just can’t do that to people,” the Washington County man said after DuPont and its spinoff company Chemours agreed to pay nearly $671 million to Mid-Ohio Valley people affected by a chemical used to make Teflon that causes cancer and a host of …

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Lorain man found guilty of child rape disappears before verdict’m stunned into disbelief that they even let this monster walk around; no wonder he disappeared!

A 12-person jury found Devante M. Gibbs guilty Feb. 10 of all charges and specifications against him stemming from the rape and scalding of a 2-year-old girl …

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Former Summit County Democrat Councilwoman Tamela Lee convicted of corruption charges, Ohio
Former Summit County Councilwoman Tamela Lee was convicted Friday of six charges related to corruption after prosecutors said she took bribes from a convenience store owner in exchange for political favors.

Lee, 58, took money, food …

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Abbott Wins Depakote Birth Defect Trial But Lawsuits Continue the Ohio jury verdict was an upset for the family devastated by this dangerous drug, the previous St. Louis verdict in the amount of $38 million was upheld in the appellate court, resulting in a win for the family in that case.

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Jury Awards $14.5 Million Verdict in Cerebral Palsy Birth federal jury says a Pennsylvania hospital and obstetrician should pay an Ohio couple $14.5 million after delivery mistakes left their son with cerebral palsy.

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Significant New England Lawsuits Happening Now

Ex-AIG chief Greenberg settles accounting fraud lawsuit American International Group Inc Chief Executive Maurice “Hank” Greenberg on Friday settled a 12-year old lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general that accused him of orchestrating sham transactions at the insurer to hide its true …

Ex-AIG chief Greenberg settles accounting fraud lawsuit – Reuters

I-Team: Hospital Accused of Switched-at-Birth Breastfeeding New Jersey mother is suing the hospital where she gave birth, claiming nurses gave her the wrong newborn to breastfeed.

Melissa Richman, 39, of …

I-Team: Hospital Accused of Switched-at-Birth Breastfeeding … – NBC New York

Lawyer disguised in wig busted for illegally selling sealed lawsuit prominent Washington, DC, lawyer who once worked for the Justice Department donned a wig to disguise himself while illegally selling a copy of a sealed lawsuit for more than $300,000 — and then whined that his “life is over” when he was nabbed by …

Lawyer disguised in wig busted for illegally selling sealed lawsuit – New York Post

New York Stock Exchange faces lawsuit over 2015 blackout Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has indicated that it will file a lawsuit against a 2015 outage on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

The four-hour long blackout was the worst in the exchange’s history.

The NYSE is bracing for a civil …

New York Stock Exchange faces lawsuit over 2015 blackout – RT

Melania Trump’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Mail Media Moves to New York Maryland judge’s decision last week to dismiss Melania Trump’s defamation lawsuit against Mail Media, parent company of The Daily Mail, has prompted the First Lady of the United States to submit a new complaint in New York.

She’s also announced a …

Melania Trump’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Mail Media Moves to New York – Hollywood Reporter

How a Refugee’s Selfie With Merkel Led to a Facebook Lawsuit Modamani, now 19, fled Syria for Germany in 2015 and took a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel outside a refugee camp in Berlin.

Credit Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters. WÜRZBURG, Germany

Anas Modamani’s 2015 selfie with Chancellor Angela …

How a Refugee’s Selfie With Merkel Led to a Facebook Lawsuit – New York Times


Recent Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuits

Northwest Territorial Mint settles sexual harassment suit federal judge has entered a consent decree approving a $725,000 settlement against former-Federal-Way-based precious metals dealer, Northwest Territorial Mint.

The settlement will resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Dollar General Sued By EEOC for Sexual Harassment

Dolgencorp, LLC, dba Dollar General Stores, Inc., violated federal law when it subjected female employees to sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

According to the EEOC’s …

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Luxury Jeweler Paul Morelli Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, who owns homes in Society Hill and New Hope, and his company, Paul Morelli Design Inc., just settled a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed against both last year by Kathryn Hanegraaf, a 28-year-old woman who worked at his eponymous …

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Update: Rep. Dan Kirby resigns amid sexual harassment controversy Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, charged the House Rules Committee with looking into the matter after it was learned that former House Speaker Jeff Hickman, R-Fairview, agreed to a $44,500 payment to settle a sexual harassment and wrongful …

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Panel investigating Kirby, Fourkiller sexual harassment claims to release findings, recommendations Thursday Kirby’s former assistants and her attorneys to settle a wrongful termination and sexual harassment claim.

Hickman has said an internal investigation found there was no sexual harassment, but it was cheaper to settle the claim than to litigate it …

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UCSC Student Sexually Assaulted by Professor with History of Sexual Harassment University of California Regents have settled a civil case filed on behalf of a former UC Santa Cruz student for $1.15 million, in regards to the school’s failure to address sexual harassment and sexual violence involving former faculty member …

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‘Alternative Facts’: Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Now Legal, And ‘We Can Say Fag Again’ Likely. In our alt-reality world, sexual assault is not sexual assault, and groping is not groping – it’s all a mean mean meanie media con job.

Anyway, boys will be boys! For example, the EEOC recently settled a race and sex harassment lawsuit …

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Civil Rights Suits Plague Corporation Run by Labor Pick Andrew Puzder a defendant in such cases, it is number one among burger chains with $1 billion or more in annual sales, with a higher percentage of racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits filed by employees than McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and …

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