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Health, Safety, Consumer Headlines for Friday, June 25

Posted by Jane Akre
Friday, June 25, 2010 10:52 AM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Insurance, Botox, Aetna, Whopping Cough,

InjuryBoard News Headlines for Friday, June 25.

Enjoy your weekend!!

BP Stock Hits 14 year Low
Amid fear it may need extra cash to fund the cleanup. While the majority of lawsuits have been filed against BP on behalf of businesses, a number of wrongful death lawsuits have been filed by families of the workers killed on the drilling rig explosion and a handful of lawsuits have been filed by shareholders. American depositary receipts lose 51 percent of their value since April 20.

Aetna Insurance Withdraws Rate Increase Filing
Health insurer, Aetna, says it made a mathematical error in proposing a 19 percent rate hike on 65,000 policyholders.

Botox May Freeze Emotions
Besides freezing your muscles that create wrinkle lines and limit your facial expressions , Botox injections may limit your ability to feel emotions, says a study appearing in the journal Emotions. Wrinkle filler Restylane did not produce the same dampened emotional response.

Whopping Cough Epidemic in California
Five children have died since the beginning of the year from the highly contagious disease. California is the only state to report an epidemic of pertussis.

New Law Extends Challenges to Health Insurance Denials
Beginning this fall, consumers can take advantage of a new law that offers an independent review of health care claim denials, typically upheld in the appeals process.

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