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Child Left in Hot Car Dies in Oak Cliff

A toddler passed away on Monday afternoon after being left inside a hot car in Oak Cliff. Police are investigating two different daycare centers that may have been involved in this incident….

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Daughter of Woman Who Died in Kings County Hospital Filing Lawsuit

The daughter of a woman who died at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital Center has called for the criminal prosecution of the workers who did nothing to help. Esman Green turned over and over on the…

Jeff Rasansky

Two Incidents of Negligence Appear in National News

Two separate deaths have risen more than a few eyebrows about the responsibilities of healthcare systems. Recently, a video was released of a woman dying on the floor of an emergency psychiatric…

Jeff Rasansky

Crane Accident Kills Construction Worker in Dallas

A construction worker was killed this afternoon after a hook broke off of a crane at a construction site on Maple Avenue in Dallas. The crane operator was raising the hook when the cable snapped…

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Day Care Owner Found Guilty in Death of 6-year old

According to the Associated Press, a jury has found a former McMinnville, Tenn. day care owner guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 6-year-old and the abuse of her two older brothers. On Tuesday, March 4, the jury recommended a life sentence for 41-year-old Sherri Mathis, with sentencing scheduled for April 23.The jury found guilty verdicts on nine criminal counts, including two…

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Nursing Home To Pay $100,000 Fine for Patient's Death

A California nursing home received its second state citation in two years following the death of a 94-year-old woman who wandered away from the nursing home last November.The California Department of Public Health fined the Palomar Heights Care Center $100,000 in January for not providing adequate supervision.A nurse told police that the elderly woman was checked and found sleeping 12 minutes…

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Medication Mistakes Cause Thousands of Deaths each Year

When a prescription is needed, there are several places the patient can end up with the wrong medication. The doctor could prescribe the wrong medication in the first place. When you give the prescription to the pharmacy, the person taking the prescription could misread the medication’s name or dosage or mistype the information in the computer. The pharmacist could misread the information or…

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15 confirmed cases of asbestos exposure in west texas

So far, 15 West Dallas workers and residents show signs of asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and cancer. The cause is asbestos exposure from a local mineral processing plant. These findings came from chest X-rays on former workers, family members and current and former local residents. Doctors have reviewed 252 of the 421 exams. fifteen of those displayed signs of an…

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Boot-Camp Death Settlement – Family to Get $5 Million

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist requested a $5,000,000 settlement for the parents of Martin Anderson, a 14-year-old who died at a Panama City boot camp last year, allegedly due to injuries from the boot camp’s guards. The settlement needs to be approved by the state legislature and came shortly after incriminating evidence was released to the public.The state payout would settle only a portion of the…

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Unarmed Man Killed by State Trooper – $1 Million Settlement

Joseph Erin Hamley, who had cerebral palsy, was shot while officers searched for a Michigan prison escapee. Police have signed an agreement with Hamley’s estate that’s dependent on the state’s approval of $1 million for the settlement.Arkansas governor Mike Beebe requested $1 million of the state’s surplus funds to be appropriated for a settlement to the family of a man shot and killed by a…