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August 2013 Archives

Seven people killed in truck accident after SUV caught fire

Semi-trucks can be very dangerous, especially when they are driven by fatigued or distracted drivers. It isn't clear what caused a truck accident in another state earlier this month, but fatigued or distracted driving might have been a cause. A truck driver wasn't able to stop his tractor-trailer when traffic slowed ahead of him. The truck rear-ended an SUV, pushing it into another tractor-trailer.

Department store warehouse workers claim wrongful termination

Former workers in a warehouse from another state claim they were fired after trying to take a five-minute break from work because of the heat in the warehouse. The workers say they complained about working conditions and safety at the warehouse, but the employer suspended them. They also claimed that the employer allowed unsafe forklift activity such as speeding.

Pilot preaches on medical error wrongful death risk

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is the hero pilot that saved the passengers and crew of a plane that crashed landed on the Hudson River in 2009 after a flock of birds destroyed the plane's engines shortly after takeoff. This successful emergency landing was touted as textbook perfect by many in the airline industry, and many credit the pilot and his in-depth knowledge for saving many lives.

New devices could lead to more accurate brain injury treatments

When a person experiences a brain injury, they might fully recover or they could experience serious side effects. The most serious brain injuries might make it difficult for doctors to treat patients. Sometimes patients are in comas after a brain injury, not able to communicate or interact with the environment around them.

Charleston Newspaper Holdings sued after car accident

A couple in West Virginia was involved in an accident two years ago, involving a newspaper delivery driver. The woman who was driving the car on her husband's newspaper delivery route, allegedly crossed the center line and hit the couple's car. They sustained injuries and are now suing the woman who was driving the other car, her husband, and the newspaper company.

Woman claims fashion powerhouse fired her because of her image

A woman from the United States sued Prada Japan, and lost her case recently after alleging harassment by the company. She was offered a job at the company, and when she got there she noticed some employees being harassed about the way they looked, and it had nothing to do with the fashion of their clothing. Some people were even demoted because of their image.

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