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Jury Finds Amazon Liable for Crash, Awards Victim $44.6 M

In all parts of Virginia, Amazon delivers packages daily using independent contract delivery drivers. These drivers are directly employed by delivery companies set up all over the United States, having been created under the watchful eye of Amazon in accordance with many mandatory protocols again set by Amazon. When these drivers are in a collision,…

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What Causes Surgical Errors?

When you arrive at the hospital for a surgical appointment, you rightfully expect the medical staff, hospital, and surgeon to take every possible precaution to ensure your safety. While all surgeries, no matter how routine, are inherently risky, surgeons are supposed to be capable of performing procedures without making avoidable mistakes, like those caused by…

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Washington Post Investigation: Assisted Living Resident Elopements and Staffing Problems Are Serious – Sometimes Fatal – Issues

As the life expectancy of Americans continues to rise, the need for safe and good-quality senior living facilities also increases. While many families are forced to place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes, many others turn to assisted living facilities. Assisted living is for people who need help with daily care but not as…

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