The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recently reported the number of workplace fatalities/deaths in Virginia decreased by 15% in 2007 from 165 to 141, the lowest number since 1995. The nationwide number of workplace fatalities decreased by 6% to 5,488 in 2007, according to a preliminary estimate released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in August. The occupation with the largest share of workplace fatalities was tractor-trailer and truck driving which accounted for 21 fatalities.
In what appears to be at least the third plaintiff’s victory in a personal injury/wrongful death suit over Fentanyl patches (also called Duragesic patches), a jury ordered $13.3 million to the family of a Florida woman who died when a faulty pain patch leaked and flooded her bloodstream with Fentanyl medication, killing her. The verdict was returned in the state circuit court in Seminole County, Florida.
Corporations continue to try and reduce the rights of innocent injured victims.
In a move to educate patient friends, families, and loved ones, the AARP South Carolina will hold training sessions that help advocates protect against surgical errors and medical malpractice.
A group of concerned parents gathered this week to discuss teen driving safety in Johnson County and how they can reduce the number of teen fatalities due to car accidents.