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Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer case verdict is $1.25 millionOn April 12, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld a $1.25 million verdict in which the 35 year old plaintiff Jeffrey Wayne Davis, alleged that his gastroenterologist failed to timely diagnose his colon cancer.Family of Mt. Carmel Student Killed in Indiana Fight Files LawsuitIn an altercation at the beach, one teen was killed when punched by another. The family of the deceased teen has filed a lawsuit against the teen who threw the punch, his sister, and his mother. The suit alleges the defendant and his sister were drunk and that she instigated...Fatal Occupational Injuries Statistics (2009) from Statistic BrainFirstly, this website has stats on nearly anything a person could ever wish to know. The only drawback is that the data does not cover the last couple of years. Statistics for fatal occupational injuries in 2009 totalled 4,551. Of this total, nearly 93% of the fatal injuries happened to...FDA Warns of a Major Risk with St. Jude Heart DeviceThe FDA issued a Class I recall for St. Jude Medical, AMPLATZER TorqVue FX Delivery System on January 18, 2013. The wire insulation for the device may be faulty in some instances and could cause serious injury or death. The device is meant to repair holes in the heart atria...Federal Watchdog Report Says Medicare Paid $5.1B to Nursing Homes Offering Poor CareNursing homes across the country received what amounted to $5.1B in 2009 for providing substandard care to residents. Many facilities did not adhere to or follow care guidelines set by federal groups assigned to setting and policing nursing home standards. An estimated third of Medicare recipient patients who needed nursing...Florida Rejects Arbitration of Wrongful Death Claim Against Nursing Home; Issue Remains Open in IndianaA recent decision of the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a man’s wrongful death claim against the nursing home where his uncle died could proceed in court and was not required to go to arbitration, despite a clause in the nursing home admissions contract that called for arbitration of all...Fort Wayne Dog Attack LawyersAggressive dogs can be a very costly and dangerous thing to own. Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2012, costing nearly $490 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm, the largest...Fort Wayne motorcycle accident leaves 1 dead and 1 injuredOne motorcyclist was killed and another was critically injured after after a double motorcycle accident at 4 a.m. on May 28th. The police believe that the two motorcyclists came in contact with each other at a high rate of speed while heading westbound on Illinois Road near the intersection at...Health Buzz: Bed Bugs may Carry MRSAIn a recent study of bed bugs removed from patients in Vancouver’s St. Paul Hospital, all 5 bed bugs were carrying bacteria that were resistant to antibiotics. Three of the bed bugs contained MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Two of the bed bugs carried VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium). Further studies need...High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage, Study FindsBPA is the common name for the compound bisphenol A. BPA is used to line aluminum cans for food packaging, is found to leach out of some plastics when heat is applied (baby bottles included), and is also used as one of the starting materials in resin composite dental fillings...