The School District in Salem, New Hampshire is facing a lawsuit as a result of a fall sustained by a student at a track and field event three years ago.
The then 12-year-old girl was taking a seat in the bleachers when she fell through a gap that was as wide as 15 inches and sustained serious injuries that included broken bones and forced her to be confined to a wheelchair for eight weeks.
The suit is being filed now rather than years ago in anticipation of any potential long-term effects that would not have been apparent at the time.
The school district has since made measures to prevent such falls from occurring again, but the lawsuit contends that they do not go far enough. The lawsuit also names the city of Salem as a defendant, but the city believes it has no liability and should not be included in the proceedings.
Diabetic patients prescribed with Byetta prior to 2007 and had since developed acute pancreatitis may be able to receive personal injury compensation from Amylin.
Byetta is a synthetic prescriptive drug used to control blood sugar levels of people suffering from type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus type 2. It is manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals and distributed in the US by Eli Lilly & Co. The twice-daily injectable Byetta and its once-weekly counterpart Bydureon, generic name exenatide, have been found to be efficacious in reducing the glucose levels in blood by mimicking the effects of incretins (incretin mimetic), a hormone released by the intestine in the blood when food is introduced, which in turn increases insulin production of the pancreas. Exenatide also reduces the appetite, which helps in weight loss. Exenatide has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 2005.
There are side effects associated with Exenatide, including nausea, hypoglycemia, excess sweating, headache and gastrointestinal distress. However, it is the unfortunate effect on the pancreas that has brought attention to Exenatide. The direct action of Exenatide is on the pancreas, which dictates the release of glucose-processing insulin in the blood. In some cases, patients who have been prescribed with Byetta developed acute pancreatitis, the sudden inflammation of the pancreas that can lead to serious health complications and death.
Because of this side effect, the FDA decreed in 2007 that Byetta labels should include a warning about the risk of developing pancreatitis even though the association has yet to be definitively established. Nevertheless, if you or someone you know is a Byetta user prior to 2007 and developed (or died from) acute pancreatitis, it is possible that a claim for personal injury may be successful. A lawyer conversant with the laws applicable to a Byetta lawsuit should be consulted to assess the situation. It is noteworthy that in some studies, exenatide use increases the risk of developing problems with the thyroid in rats, including cancer.
Last month’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, a small town located north of Waco killed 14 people, injured dozens of others, demolished many homes and businesses.
Yesterday, officials announced ammonium nitrate to be the substance behind the blast. Ammonium nitrate is a solid that is used in fertilizer because of its rich nitrogen content. Plants can easily absorb nitrogen ions as a nutrient.
However, ammonium nitrate is also a common oxidizing agent, a key component in creating explosives. While it is not incredibly volatile on its own, when ammonium nitrate comes into contact with certain materials it can explode.
While the exact cause of the explosion remains a mystery, investigators have begun examining its 90-foot-wide crater and remain hopeful that more information into the nature of this tragedy will emerge.
Construction sites are deemed as one of the most dangerous places to work. This holds true; with the many raw materials, people constantly going in and around the site, and the heavy machinery and equipment, it is no question that when people get injured in a construction site, their injuries are often severe and life-threatening.
Once a person has been in an accident, especially when it is due to the negligent or deliberate action of another, the victim can ask from compensation and financial support from the company. This is through the guidance of construction accident lawyers who can help you acquire a fair amount of compensation to cover for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
A myriad of injuries can be sustained when an accident occurs in a construction site. Among the most common injuries are broken bones, burns and severe scarring, head and spinal injuries, slip and falls, and even psychological trauma (stress). Treatment for these injuries can be costly, and some can even need a lifetime of medication and treatment. Not only is your physical health affected, you can also face heavy financial burdens due to the expensive hospitalization and treatments. You may also have to miss work, resulting in a major loss of income.
Construction companies are required to pay for workers compensation if their employees have been in an accident. If a company denies the payment, the injured employee can then file a personal injury lawsuit in order to attain the necessary compensation. A lot of things should be considered with personal injury claims, which is why it is only proper for victims to hire a construction accident lawyer who understands their rights in order to recover compensation for any related losses they may have faced. It is also appropriate to file a personal injury claim in order to hold the party at fault responsible for the accident and to assure that such misfortune will be prevented in the future.
New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most prestigious museums in the world, is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges it misled patrons into believing they had to pay for admission into the building.
The contention surrounds the signage and advertising used by the museum, which recommends visitors pay $25 for entry. The suit says that the Met doesn’t make it clear enough to patrons that they need not pay to enter. It asserts that the museum behaves in a confusing manner by advertising “free admission” as a perk for purchasing a membership even though admission is free to non-members.
The Met operates on city property and is meant to be free and open to the public. It doesn’t have to pay rent or maintain a lease with the city.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two tourists from the Czech Republic and a resident of the city.