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Joseph H. Saunders

Zohydro: FDA and Greedy Drug Companies Ignore Public Health

The United States consumes more than 80 percent of the global supply of opioids, and overdoses from prescription opioid drugs kill nearly 17,000 Americans every year. This averages out to approximately one overdose death every 30 minutes. In the midst […]

Shannon Weidemann

Father To Sue Over Handling of Jessica Lunsford Case

Jessica Lunsford was killed in 2005 by a registered sex offender living about 100 yards from her home. John Couey was convicted of killing her and has been sentanced to death. He claims he held the girl captive for days in his bedroom closet before killing her. Mark Lunsford feels the sheriff’s office did not do enough to find his daughter. He is now planning to sue the Citrus County…

Jenny Albano

Man Dies After Riding Roller Coaster at Disney

On Tuesday, December 19 a man died after riding a roller coaster at the Walt Disney World Resort.Jeffery Reed, 44, was unconscious at the end of the Expedition Everest ride at the Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.Disney personnel provided medical assistance to Reed, and he was transported to Celebration Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Orange County Sheriff’s officials said. Inspectors…

Chrissie Cole

$25.8M Awarded in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Walgreens

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2003, by the family and children of a cancer patient that died when she was given the wrong prescription, was settled Friday when the jury awarded $25.8 million.In 2002 the woman was prescribed Warfarin, a blood thinner, to treat breast cancer. The prescription she was given was ten times stronger than what her doctor had prescribed.The mother of three passed…

Chrissie Cole

Florida Family Awarded $5.5 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

A Florida family, who filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit involving a pain patch made by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, won a $5.5 million verdict, Tuesday.The family of a 28-year-old sued Janssen Pharmaceutical Products LP along with ALZA Corp. claiming their pain patch, Duragesic, was responsible for his death on December 17, 2003.The suit claimed the manufacturers of the patch failed to…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Suit Filed After High School Death

The parents of a high school football player have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Henderson county school board and others that they feel are responsible for their son’s death. The 16-year-old died after football practice in full gear on a very hot day. New filings in the suit that revealed the damage requests were filed Friday in response to questions from the defense. A medical…

Chrissie Cole

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tampa Police

Police contend it was self-defense, but the family says officers were wrong to shoot. Now, the family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit for potentially millions of dollars against the City of Tampa and the officers involved.Police say the man ran a stop sign on Riverhills Drive in May of 2005. They also say he refused to give his real name or his license when asked. When he wouldn’t exit the…

Chrissie Cole

College Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $2.75 Million

Edward Waters College and the family of a student that was fatally shot, in 2004, following an essay he wrote critical of campus safety, has reached a $2.75 million wrongful death settlement.Additionally, the settlement, agreed upon last month, requires the college to award an annual scholarship in honor of Johnathan Wesley Glenn,Glenn, 18, a college freshman, was standing outside of his dorm…

Chrissie Cole

Taser Reports Dismissal for Wrongful Death Lawsuit

After a dismissal in a Florida lawsuit on Monday, Taser International Inc. has a 41-0 record in wrongful death lawsuits and injury lawsuits filed against them, say company officials.The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered an order to dismiss with prejudice an in-custody death product liability lawsuit that was filed against Taser, a Scottsdale-based maker of stun…

Bob Carroll

Arrest Causes Miscarriage

Police officers and jailers must hear a lot of excuses. But, some excuses should make them take notice. For example, a pregnant woman who claims to be bleeding and on the way to the hospital should not be ignored. Woman: Cops Ignored Pleas for Help at Arrest, Baby Died Next DayA woman whose premature baby died the day after she was arrested has sued the Kansas City Police Department and two…