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Medication Error Death – Former Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads Not Guilty

A nurse in Nashville, Tennessee has pled not guilty to charges of reckless homicide after she gave a patient the wrong medication. The nurse worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the time the incident occurred. Nurses across the nation have rallied around RaDonda Vaught, stating that the complete facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are [...]

Understanding Personal Injury Risks. What are Your Real Odds of Dying?

What are Your Real Odds of Dying? Understanding the Risks of Personal Injury Perhaps you've wondered just how high your odds of being seriously injured, or even killed, really are. The National Safety Council has put together some safety statistics, which include a table illustrating a person's odds of dying from different causes and [...]

Philadelphia Jury Awards $20.5 Million For Fatal Liposuction Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury awarded a $20.5 million verdict Friday to the parents of an 18-year-old college student who allegedly died from a liposuction procedure gone wrong. Of the $20.5 million award, $15 million was for punitive damages. The jury returned the verdict seven years to the day of the elective liposuction Amy Fledderman, 18, sought for [...]

SEPTA Wrongful Death – Settlement Reached in Teen’s Electrocution

The Legal Intelligencer - September 24, 2008 By Amaris Elliott-Engel A $2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death and survival action over the death of a 19-year-old who drank at the home of a friend before being electrocuted on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Route 100 line. The deceased's parents, Benjamin S. and [...]