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U.S. drug recalls common, not well publicized: study

June 04, 2012, Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls potentially harmful drugs about once every month, but they could be doing a better job of letting doctors and patients know about them, says a new study. Over an eight-year span, researchers found that the FDA failed to send notifications for one in five of the most serious recalls through its two electronic systems used to alert doctors and the public. The so called Class I recalls, according to the FDA, are issued for drugs that, if taken, have the potential to cause...

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CN to pay Illinois family US$36M to settle lawsuits

The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) has agreed to pay an Illinois family more than US$36 million to settle two negligence lawsuits filed after a fiery 2009 derailment led to a woman's death. Zoila Tellez, 44, died after a train containing 7.6 million litres of ethanol derailed at a washout and caused a massive explosion in which flames engulfed their vehicle at a crossing. Her husband, Jose, and the couple's 19-year-old pregnant daughter, Adriana, escaped, but both were injured in the June 2009 incident. Adriana's daughter was born prematurely after the incident and died. Read more...

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Chicago family sues over baby’s death

Associated Press The parents of a baby who died after getting an incorrect dosage of nutrients in an IV are suing the suburban Chicago hospital where the infant was born. Lawyers for Fritzie and Cameron Burkett say the Chicago couple's six-week-old son, Genesis, died after mistakenly receiving about 60 times the prescribed dose of sodium chloride. Attorney Patrick Salvi says the boy's October 2010 death left the Burketts devastated. The child died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Advocate Healthcare spokeswoman Kelly Jo Golson acknowledged that an "error" was made. She says their prayers are with the family. via Chicago family...

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Autopsy shows Tyree died of accidental air embolism

CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Friday the death of James Tyree, chairman of the company that owns the Lake County News-Sun, was an accident. Tyree, 53, died Wednesday after suffering for months from stomach cancer. But the medical examiner’s office said an autopsy Friday revealed that he died from an air embolism and dialysis catheter removal. It called his death an accident. via Autopsy shows Tyree died of accidental air embolism - Lake County News-Sun....

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Inmate’s violent 2010 death leads to lawsuit in Fort Bend County

By ZEN T.C. ZHENG HOUSTON CHRONICLE A woman whose son died a year ago while in custody in the Fort Bend County jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county and Sheriff Milton Wright. Emmanuel Earl Baines, 18, who was in jail on a burglary charge, was repeatedly punched in the chest by another inmate on Feb. 13, 2010, according to a custodial death report filed by the sheriff's office with the Texas Attorney General's office. He was sent to Oak Bend Medical Center and pronounced dead at about 12:45 a.m. the next day, according to the report. Roynecia Baines filed...

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Law student dies in fall at Union League Club

Associated Press Authorities in Chicago say a 26-year-old law student has died from injuries he suffered when he fell two stories at the Union League Club on Christmas Eve. The Cook County medical examiner's office says Eric Fatla died Monday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police say his death appears to be an accident. via Law student dies in fall at Union League Club - chicagotribune.com....

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Illinois attorney crushed to death by own golf cart

Illinois attorney crushed to death by own golf cart at Evanston golf course By Doug Mead, Nov 12 2010 When Skokie, Illinois firefighters received a 911 call about a “down golfer” at the Evanston Country Club, they arrived to find a Kenilworth, Illinois attorney trapped under his own golf cart. Larry Schad, a personal injury attorney, was crushed to death by his electric golf cart at the course in Skokie, Illinois. While it is unclear how the event happened, authorities report that a nearby golfer saw Schad trapped underneath the cart and was pleading for help. In comments made to the Chicago Sun-Times, Skokie Sgt....

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