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    • Mobile Power Packs Recalled

      Mobile Power Packs Recalled

      Mobile Power Packs, manufactured by Tumi, have been voluntarily recalled due to a defect that can cause the power pack to ignite or explode while charging, posing the risk of fire.
      The hazard is…

    • 18 Year-Old Driver Involved in Fatal One-Car Accident Charged with Negligent Homicide

      18 Year-Old Driver Involved in Fatal One-Car Accident Charged with Negligent Homicide

      On April 30th in Wallingford, an eighteen-year-old male was involved in a one-car accident that killed one seventeen-year-old high school student who was riding in the front seat and injured another…

    • Peanut Butter Recalled For Salmonella

      Peanut Butter Recalled For Salmonella

      A string of peanut butter recalls have been traced back to the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The latest recall includes all peanuts, peanut paste, granulated peanut and peanut meal made by…

    • Insulin Pumps for Teens Have Been Linked to Injuries and Deaths

      Insulin Pumps for Teens Have Been Linked to Injuries and Deaths

      A federal review from the FDA found that insulin pumps used by teenagers with Type 1 diabetes can be dangerous and have been linked to injuries and deaths.
      Researchers from the FDA did not advise…

    • Gillette Wal-Mart Sued for Slip and Fall

      Gillette Wal-Mart Sued for Slip and Fall

      A Campbell County man fell in a local Wal-Mart store in 2005 and injured his knee. He filed a premises liability lawsuit against the company in court last week. His lawyer argues that he reinjured a knee that has been operated on previously. Dick Baker was shopping at the store Feb. 20, 2005, when the accident happened. He walked around the end of an aisle, stepped into a pool of water caused…

    • New Haven Police Officer in Single Car Accident

      New Haven Police Officer in Single Car Accident

      A New Haven police officer was in a single car accident and failed to report the accident to the department. After the crash he reported that he had a flat tire and needed to be towed. Later information showed that he was involved in a car accident. It is against department policy to not report a car accident. He was off duty at the time of the accident and it involved his personal…

    • Salem Man Awarded $210K for Medical Malpractice

      Salem Man Awarded $210K for Medical Malpractice

      A Salem man had surgery on his gall bladder in August 1999. He was in pain following the surgery and visited with two doctors. Both of the doctors failed to diagnose a bile leak and he needed to have emergency surgery to fix the problem. He sued for medical malpractice and the jury awarded him and his wife $210,000. Kevin Cummings said he first went to Dr. Lakshmanan about pain following the…

    • Aqua Dots Toys Recalled Due to GHB

      Aqua Dots Toys Recalled Due to GHB

      A children’s toy expected to be on many wish lists this Christmas has been recalled because of a harmful side effect. The recalled Aqua Dots were made with the incorrect chemical and can metabolize into the “date rape” drug GHB if swallowed. There had been reports of children falling ill after ingesting the small beads that make up the toy. Millions of units of the popular toys, which are…

    • Heart Device by Thoratec Recalled

      Heart Device by Thoratec Recalled

      A heart assistance device manufactured by Thoratec has been recalled because the device may function incorrectly. The defective medical device has been used at 87 hospitals in the United States and around the world since 2004. The device is surgically implanted in patients and it may become bent. Thoratec notified the hospitals of potential problem in an Oct. 19 recall notification letter,…

    • Vioxx Lawsuit Settled for $4.8 Billion

      Vioxx Lawsuit Settled for $4.8 Billion

      The pain reliever Vioxx has been linked to a greater risk of heart attack and stroke in patients that have taken the drug. A number of lawsuits were filed against the drug manufacturer Merck. The company this week agreed to settle the cases with $4.8 Billion to be split by those affected. The company reached an agreement with lawyers representing many of the 47,000 plaintiffs with claims…