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New veterans set record for war-disability claims

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after some other relatively recent wars, top government officials told The Associated Press. What's more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average,...

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Family Sues Baseball Bat Maker Easton Over Boy’s Injury

Updated: Wednesday, 08 Dec 2010, 7:20 AM CST Published : Wednesday, 08 Dec 2010, 7:20 AM CST Sun-Times Media Wire The parents of an northwest suburban boy who suffered a brain injury and hearing loss was after being struck by a baseball hit off a metal bat last spring have sued the maker of the bat, calling it unreasonably dangerous. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Tuesday by Robert and Cheryl Schutter of Mokena, state heir son, 11-year-old Jake Schutter, was pitching in a game for the Mokena Blaze on May 5 in Hecht Park in Mokena. It was...

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