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Electric Shock Drowning Kills Two More in Alabama

Authorities have determined the cause of death for two Alabama women found dead in Lake Tuscaloosa one recent weekend: electrocution. This type of incident, sometimes referred to as "electric shock drowning," has become an increasing concern and raises challenging questions regarding who might be liable. AL.com reports the two friends had gone to the dock...

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Proposed Tort Reform Would Affect Injury Claims in Mobile, AL

Victims who count on the civil justice system to attain fair compensation for losses may soon face substantial limitations. A series of federal tort reform bills could undercut the ability of Mobile injury claimants to file a claim and receive adequate compensation for losses. According to the Washington Post and Center for Justice and Democracy, the proposed...

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FDA Warns Of Infection Risk Associated With Open-Heart Surgery Equipment

LivaNova PLC's Heater-Cooler System is at center of safety alert Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication warning patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery of a potentially deadly infection risk. The target of the safety alert is the Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System (3T), manufactured by LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group...

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Sharp Rise in Car Accidents Shows Why Smartphone Use is Not Safe

In 2014, 1.57 billion people worldwide owned smart phones. According to Statistia, that number has ballooned to 2.1 billion in 2016. Smart phone users in the United States increased from 171 million people in 2014 to 207.1 million people in 2016. This substantial increase means more people driving on the roads while using their phones.  Driving...

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Tragedy Highlights Dangers of Mishandling Breathing Tubes

We all visit hospitals and medical facilities for one reason: to get better. When healthcare professionals mishandle patients or medical equipment, tragedies can follow. A recent case in Texas highlights the dangers of an error in a hospital setting, for Alabama residents and nationwide. A tragic and preventable death Katrina Clark was 29 years old...

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