Man dies in snow removal accident

Posted December 28, 2009 By: Chris Wagner, KHASTV.com   A Nebraska teenager is dead after being hit by a snow removing machine in a school parking lot early this morning.   According to police, 19–year–old Christopher…

Driver in I-85 car-bus wreck charged with hit and run, DUI; three critically hurt

Posted December 23, 2009 By Larry Hartstein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution     A 32-year-old Lawrenceville woman has been charged with felony hit and run and DUI in an Interstate 85 crash that injured 13 developmentally disabled…

Efforts Lag to Improve Safety at Work Zones

Posted December 21, 2009 By Mike McIntire, the New York Times   By the time Bryan Lee headed to work along Highway 51 in Texas on Sept. 15, 2005, the road-building industry and its government overseers were painfully aware of a deadly,…

Boy dies in San Diego boating accident

Posted December 21, 2009 By UPI.com   SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An 8-year-old boy died and five adults were seriously injured when their pleasure boat collided with a U.S. Coast Guard vessel off San Diego, officials said.   The…

Boy Dragged By Car In Critical Condition

Posted December 19, 2009 By: www.thedenverchannel.com   EVERGREEN, Colo. -- A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition after being struck and dragged by a car on Saturday afternoon in Evergreen.   Evergreen Fire Rescue Chief Garry…

14 Hurt After Ski Lift Accident At Devil's Head Resort

Posted December 18, 2009 By: channel3000.com   MERRIMAC, Wis. -- Fourteen people were hurt after a ski lift accident at the Devil's Head resort near the Town of Merrimac on Thursday night.   The Sauk County Sheriff's Department said…

Child's death prompts toy dart gun recall

Posted December 17, 2009 The Associated Press     WASHINGTON — A Los Angeles toy importer is recalling about 22,000 toy dart gun sets after an 8-year-old child's death.   The Consumer Product Safety Commission says children…

Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Awards

Medical malpractice is any action or omission by a medical professional that injuriously deviates from accepted standards and practices or causes accelerated injury or death. As such, malpractice can be considered those actions or inactions…

$20 million awarded in wrongful death case

Saturday, December 12, 2009 By Katherine Sayre, www.al.com    A Mobile County jury awarded $20 million this week to the family of a woman who plaintiffs' lawyers said died after receiving improper anesthesia care.   The jury…

Elder Abuse Reporting (How and Why)

Many families have to deal with the tough decision of putting parents and grandparents in nursing homes. They know that the homes can provide more complete care, but at the same time you are putting your loved one in the trust of complete strangers.…