$6.5 million for bicycle injuryMarch 5, 2018

Los Angeles will pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit from a man who suffered severe injuries after his bicycle hit a pothole in Sherman Oaks, lawmakers agreed Wednesday. Two years ago, Peter Godefroy lost control of his bicycle when it hit a pothole on Valley Vista Boulevard, throwing him to the ground. The crash left …

$1.9 million settlement for failure to diagnoseFebruary 28, 2018

In February 2014, six-year-old Wynter Przybylski was very sick. Her parents took her to a walk-in clinic in Brewer and to see the girl’s pediatrician. Both diagnosed her with severe constipation, but the treatment only made her worse. Four days after being diagnosed by her doctor, Wynter was diagnosed with acute leukemia and was undergoing …

Helicopter crash results in $100 million settlementFebruary 21, 2018

A flight nurse who was seriously injured in a 2015 helicopter crash in Frisco has been awarded $100 million in a settlement with the helicopter’s manufacturer and the company that operated it. Attorneys said they hope the extraordinary sum will compel the industry to improve helicopter crashworthiness. One member of the crashsuffered burns on 90 …

$1.25 million for injuries cause by motorcycle accidentFebruary 12, 2018

A jury has awarded $1.25 million to a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper whose left leg was partially amputated because of an off-duty motorcycle accident. A Jackson County jury handed down the verdict last week against two construction companies that left a low ramp across a Pascagoula road in 2010. The Sun Herald reported. Marvin Henderson’s lawsuit …

Flu epidemic impacting blood supply; donations sought at several locationsFebruary 6, 2018

The flu epidemic affecting Oklahoma is negatively impacting the blood supply. Because so many regular donors are ill, or taking care of sick family members, they have been unable to give blood. Additionally, the widespread flu is forcing school closures. High schools account for about 20 percent of Oklahoma Blood Institute’s blood donations, and parents …

Trump stuck to script in State of the Union with traditional toneJanuary 31, 2018

Coverage of President Trump’s first State Of The Union address – a speech that ran about 80 minutes – generally agrees that the President stuck to his script and delivered a traditional presidential speech without his trademark ad libs. Many analyses say that the President tried to reach out to Democrats with pleas for cooperation, …

Gill & Chamas Attorney Alleges Illegal Beach Practices in Deal, NJJanuary 26, 2018

Illegal Beach Practices: The mayor of Deal is facing some backlash after he said that homeowners with beachfront property won’t have to pay for beach badges. Gill & Chamas attorney Andrew Chambarry says that he grew up going to Deal beaches. He says that the plan by Mayor Sam Cohen is illegal. “It discriminates against …

Rite Aid to pay $4 million to settle DOJ probe into pseudoephedrine sales

Reuters reports Rite Aid Corp. will pay $4 million to resolve a criminal probe by the US Department of Justice related to “the improper sale of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient often used to make the stimulant methamphetamine.” Rite Aid has “accepted responsibility for improper pseudoephedrine sales in West Virginia from January 2009 to October 2012, and taken …

Smoking bans in bars and restaurants reduce overall smoking ratesJanuary 19, 2018

HealthDay (1/17, Preidt, 7K) reports that a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that smoking bans in US bars and restaurants “have helped reduce overall smoking rates, especially among people with higher levels of education.” Based on 25 years of data, researchers found that among individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree, “the …

Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 – Café Spice GCT Inc., a New Windsor, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 289 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken salad was packaged with a chicken wrap label. The chicken salad …