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InjuryBoard News Headlines for Tuesday, June 29

Posted by Jane Akre
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:37 AM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: News Headlines, WellCare, Slip and Fall, Michael Jackson, Food Safety, Lexus, Avandia, Actos, Fosamax, Merck., BP

Around the Web, there are several stories related to health, safety, injury avoidance as well as consumer news on this Tuesday. Enjoy!!

Actos Less Risky than Avandia
A new study finds there is no increased risk of stroke or heart attack or death from taking the diabetes drug Avandia, contract to recent research

Airline Kitchen Food Cited as Unsanitary, Unsafe
Numerous catering facilities have been cited for less that savory food preparation.

Pet Safety This July 4th
Fireworks and loud noises associated with July 4, and the heat of summer has the ASPCA warning how to protect pets from harm.

Lexus HS 250 Hybrid Recall
A recall of 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid vehicles after government tests show it could leak fuel in a rear-end collision.

Michael Jackson’s Father Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Not unexpectedly, Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor who he claims was responsible for his son’s death one years ago this month. Jackson accused Dr. Conrad Murray of professional negligence and trying to conceal his administration of propofol, a strong anesthetic, after Michael’s death.

Merk Loses Fosamax Case to Florida Woman
Merck promises to appeal this, its first jury loss over the drug, Fosamax,

Big Claims Coming Against BP
A team of private attorneys is gathering to prepare a very large reparations request to BP for Gulf coast damage from the BP oil spill.

How WellCare Defrauded the Government
An insider has blown the whistle on WellCare Health Plans, which was Florida’s largest Medicaid HMO contractor. His complaint launched a federal investigation. The records just unsealed reveal the company dumped hundreds of terminally ill and sick newborns to increase profits as well as inflated the cost of care.

Slip and Fall Accident More Difficult to File in Florida
Because of a new state law, the injured will now have to prove that the business establishment knew there was a danger and did nothing to clean it up. The tougher standard was promoted by retailers and makes it more difficult on injured to obtain compensation.

Image: Palm tree on a beach in Indonesia/ author, Kwashic/ Wikimedia Commons

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