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April 2012 Archives

Bayer reaches settlements on 500 contraceptive suits

If you are a woman that has experienced an injury you believe was caused by your birth control, you may want to take note. Pharmaceutical giant, Bayer, is expected to pay at least $110 million to settle approximately 500 product liability lawsuits. The company's Yasmin line of birth-control pills has allegedly caused blood clots in some women that were taking them, a dangerous side effect that could quickly turn fatal.

Truck Speed Limiters may Increase Safety on Nation's Roads

The U.S. Department of Transportation persistently works to improve safety on the nation's highways. Much of their time is spent researching current accident statistics and ways to reduce the number of accidents that occur daily. A recent study, petitioned by the American Trucking Association, highlights what many have theorized for years -- speed kills. The ATA requested the study in an effort to show the need for speed limiters on commercial and heavy duty trucks.

Woman uses popular device to communicate after accident

After a debilitating accident occurred last year, a 55-year-old woman is trying to regain portions of her former self. Three goals that she has set for herself include being able to speak again, to walk more and to regain the strength in her right hand. Currently, she cannot verbally communicate with more than one word.

Some physicians pay more for malpractice claims than others

Chicago area residents are generally not aware of the situations that their medical providers have previously gotten into through the care that has been provided to other patients. It is not unheard of for a physician to have to defend themselves for their medical services, but the severities of those claims vary greatly.

Chicago man allegedly flees accident, causes another

Even if most drivers obey the law, there are still some that do not. This simple truth is one that ended up costing the lives of two children in Chicago late last month. According to the authorities, a 36-year-old man from the 2200 block of South St. Louis Avenue in Chicago was behind the wheel of an SUV while under the influence of drugs.

Wrongful death suit brought against Kia for 2010 crash

Two individuals who recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit are hoping to receive compensation for their medical bills and court costs. The plaintiffs have alleged that Kia Motors knowingly allowed a defective product to be put on the market. That allegedly defective product -- if this is true --contributed to the death of a female they both knew.

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