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Pedestrian Hit & Killed by Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim

A tragedy occurred on February 20, 2019 when a 51-year-old pedestrian named Jorge Jimenez was hit and killed by the storied Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Coach Boeheim is...

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Military Personnel File Civil Claims Against 3M for Defective Earplugs

The 3M company is one of the largest corporations in the world, with operations in more than 70 countries and more than $30 billion in annual revenues. It employs about...

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Noise-Induced Hearing Damage in the Military

Military personnel, especially those in areas of combat, are frequently exposed to high-intensity noise. Loud noises generated from helicopters, heavy equipment, and weapons exceed safe exposure levels and place individuals...

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What is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition affecting newborns that were exposed to addictive opiate or opioid drugs while in the mother’s womb. When a mother takes drugs such as...

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Is it Safe to Take Opioids While Pregnant?

Women take opioids for a number of different reasons. There are cases in which the woman is suffering from severe pain, and has been prescribed the drugs. Others may use...

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Can Taking Opioids During Pregnancy Cause Birth Defects?

There is always a certain level of risk associated with taking opioids. However, when a woman is pregnant and taking these drugs, those risks greatly increase for her unborn child....

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Court Upholds $18.5 Million Verdict in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A federal appeals court has upheld an $18.5 million jury verdict in a Boston Scientific Obtryx Sling transvaginal mesh device case. The 4th Circuit Court of...

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Recall: Harley-Davidson Recalls 175,000 Bikes Over Fears of Brake Failure

Harley-Davidson has issued a major recall involving nearly 175,000 bikes over fears of brake failure. The recall involves over 30 different models produced between 2006 and 2011 equipped with anti-lock...

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Recall: Carrier Recalls HVAC Units Due to Fire Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 530 Carrier Commercial HVAC systems. It has been reported that the HVAC’s humidifier fan may not shut...

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Recall: Bicycle Helmets Recalled Due to Risk of Head Injury

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 650 Louis Garneau Course Bike Helmets. The helmets have model number LG1261 printed on the inside of...

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Bayer – Company is Recalling Alka-Seltzer Due to Labelling Error

Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that: Were sold only in the US at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs,...

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Beanworthy Recalls Combination Battery Chargers/Hand Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 12,700 “Beanworthy Human Creations” combination battery charges and hand warmers.  The devices are used to recharge cell...

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