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April 2011 Archives

Former beer CEO offers settlement for wrongful death suit

The former head executive for Anheuser-Busch brewing has offered more than $1 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of his former 27-year-old girlfriend. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed on the behalf of the 8-year-old son of the 27-year-old woman. According to the autopsy the woman died of a fatal overdose and prosecutors ruled the death accidental. Since the death was found to be accidental, prosecutors have not pursued criminal charges.

More sleep may help teens be better drivers

Over the last few posts we have been talking a lot about teen drivers and the causes of teenage car accidents. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers, and inexperience and distraction are the main causes of all teenage car accidents. When it comes to fatal teenage car accidents, nearly 40 percent of fatal teen car crashes involve alcohol. According to a new study on teen car accidents, teenage drivers can improve their abilities behind the wheel just by getting enough sleep each night.

Possible product liability with pregnancy complication prevention drug

A new study shows forty years after a drug called DES was taken off of the market because of adverse consequences to babies, the effects of the drug are still being felt in the grandchildren of the women who used the drug. The history and effects of the drug over multiple generations of people illustrates the importance of product liability law.

National teen driving law introduced in the U.S. House

Over the last couple of weeks we have been talking a lot about teenage drivers and the dangers of teen driving. Recently, a U.S. Senator from New York introduced a bill that would regulate teenage driving across the nation. The Senator introduced the proposed law because she wants to reduce the number of fatal teen car accidents in the country. The proposed law would put restrictions on teenage driver's licenses until age 18.

The main causes of teenage car accidents

Last week we spoke about how car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers and that drinking and driving is the cause of around 40 percent of fatal teenage car accidents. On a similar note, a recent study that examined the causes of all teenage car accidents fatal or not shows the majority of teenage car crashes are caused by inexperience and not bad behavior. When comparing the two statistics perhaps we can conclude that alcohol is one of the dividing factors between fatal and non-fatal teenage car accidents.

Driver arrested for car accident that killed three near Louisiana

Louisiana State Police arrested a 33-year-old man who had been involved in a fatal car accident on April 2 in Kinder, Louisiana outside Lake Charles. The state police arrested the man for his role as a driver in the two vehicle accident that occurred two weekends ago. State police based the arrest on their investigation of the car accident scene, forensic evidence and witnesses who observed the fatal accident. The 33-year-old was arrested for 12 counts including three counts of vehicular homicide and DWI first offense.

Teenage car accidents and graduation time

As spring approaches, high school students in the United States will celebrate proms and high school graduations. Some people believe that the season of celebration comes with a rite of passage that includes the use of alcohol even with parental supervision. As a result, the time of celebration can turn dangerous and deadly as the number of car accidents caused by drinking and driving increases during the spring months.

Couple files wrongful death suit over son's death

A couple from Chicago is suing a hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois for the wrongful death of their newborn son. According to the wrongful death lawsuit the hospital staff negligently provided the couple's 6-week-old son an intravenous bag containing about 60 times the dose of sodium prescribed by the attending physician. The young baby died one month and nine days after he was born prematurely at the hospital. Prior to the incorrect administration of sodium, the infant was making good progress.

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