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Sweeney Law Firm2012 Annual Terminix City Ranking of Bed Bug InfestationsSince 2010 Terminix, a large company providing pest control services, has released an annual report of cities it deems to be the most infested with bed bugs. The report is based on the amount of service calls the company receives and the number of confirmed cases made by the pest...Sweeney Law FirmAging America: Elder Abuse on the RiseThis article is about an anonymous elderly woman who is living at a shelter that exists solely to support victims of senior abuse. This article also outlines why the number of senior abuse cases are on the rise. There are not enough shelters like this one to address the growing...Sweeney Law FirmAhead of Trial, Talk of a BP Settlement in 2010 Oil SpillBP officials insist that they will go to trial, the first of which begins Monday. US Justice Dept. officials are offering to settle part of the claims against BP for the 2010 offshore rig explosion that dumped 4 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Settlement offer is...Sweeney Law FirmAlcohol Related Wrongful Death | Hazing DeathThe Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the national organization of a Wabash College fraternity where a freshman pledge died after a night of heavy drinking in an suspected hazing incident is not entitled to summary judgment. The lawsuit claims that Wabash College and the national Delta Tau...Sweeney Law FirmAmerican Association for JusticeThe American Association for Justice (AAJ) is dedicated to the protection of 7th Amendment rights and preservation of the civil justice system. There is no other organization that offers the depth and breadth of AAJ’s education, information-sharing and networking opportunities. Every day, The AAJ works to ensure that...Sweeney Law FirmATC Safety Program Comes Under ScrutinyMany types of systems, especially those concerning public safety, have programs in place that enable employees within the system, or users of the system to report errors, safety concerns, problems without fear of punitive damages or confidentiality issues. Air traffic control is no exception to this. The Air Traffic Safety...Sweeney Law FirmBest US HospitalsHospitals that rank best in specific areas can be found at this site. Specialties of a hospital can include treatment for cancer, cardiovascular, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neonates, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, urology. The rankings of hospitals listed are based on the following criteria: Offers care in a particular specialty-especially good outcomes...Sweeney Law FirmBill that Could Affect Medication LawsuitsA new bill introduced to the House and Senate could affect the future of medication-related lawsuits. The bill would require manufacturers of generic drugs to update product labeling to reflect safety information in a similar manner that brand name drugs are required to inform the public of timely safety information...Sweeney Law FirmBill To Establish Minimum Nursing Staff Ratios for Health Facilities Unlikely To Pass Indiana LegislatureIndiana House Bill 1023, sponsored by State Representative Clyde Kersey (D, 43rd Dist.), would set minimum direct care nursing staff ratios and registered nurse staffing for Indiana health facilities beginning July 1, 2012, but appears unlikely to pass this year. The bill would require every health facility, including nursing homes...Sweeney Law FirmBill would make compounders register with FDAThe bill was spurred on by the recent deaths and infections caused by fungal contamination of drugs from a New England compounding pharmacy. Many are wondering if compounding pharmacies lack oversight that might have prevented contaminated product release. The bill, the Supporting Access to Formulated and Effective Compounded Drugs Act,...