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April 2017 Archives

Little boy, parents prevail in medical malpractice case

There is no price that can be put on the damage done to a little boy at his birth a little more than 3 years ago. Deprived of oxygen, he suffered irreversible brain damage, experts say, and his life expectancy has been shortened to just another 9 to 12 years, the federal judge in the medical malpractice case said.

Teens, millennials and risky driving behavior

The American Automobile Association recently released a survey about unsafe driving habits. A total of 2,511 drivers aged 16 and up participated, and the results indicated that young millennials were engaged in the riskiest driving behavior among all the age groups represented.

How do property owners defend against slip-and-fall claims?

Slipping, tripping and falling can be upsetting, especially when it happens in the middle of a store or other public place. In many cases, the only damage done is a bruised ego or the pang of embarrassment. However, in other cases, these accidents can result in painful, serious injuries that require medical treatment.

West Virginia Public Radio looks at safety, self-driving cars, insurance

The image of the self-driving SUV lying on its side went viral last week. The Uber vehicle had been in a in a collision with a car that was trying to make a left turn in an intersection. The impact had knocked the Volvo onto its side, creating a cringe-worthy image for the PR-conscious ride-share company struggling to get its autonomous fleet of SUVs approved.

Escape SUV drivers beware: Ford recalls 570,000 more vehicles

Ford Motor Company has issued another big safety recall -- this time recalling some 360,000 vehicles possibly prone to engine fires and 210,000 new models suffering from Ford's ongoing problem with faulty door latches. In the last three years, Ford has already recalled over 3 million vehicles with door latches that fly open when the vehicle is on the road, costing the company $640 million. This year, Ford estimates the recalls to cost them $295 million in pretax earnings.

Family fights medical malpractice caps

He was a kind, easygoing 16-year-old who "always did what he was supposed to be doing," his mother says. These days, things are not going easily for T.J. Denham, now 20. Instead of attending college or starting a career, he lives at home with his parents, unable to walk, swallow food or speak.

Out of prison, former surgeon faces medical malpractice suits

While many prisoners celebrate the day they walk out of captivity, one former orthopedist might find life outside prison walls tougher than it was behind bars. He faces more than 200 medical malpractice lawsuits, according to recent news media reports.

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