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October 2017 Archives

Case asks whether a C-section was necessary

In a landmark ongoing New York medical malpractice case, a Bronx woman claims that she was forced to undergo a Cesarean section against her will while delivering her third child in 2011. The mother claims that she suffered pain and permanent damage to her bladder from the unwanted surgery.

Undiagnosed sleep apnea played a role in train accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board investigates train accidents and then issues findings and recommendations. A common issue uncovered in two somewhat recent crashes (a January 2017 Long Island Rail Road crash and September 2016 New Jersey Transit crash) was undiagnosed sleep apnea.

A lesson on the deterrence effect of products liability cases

Baby powder was long touted as not just safe for kids and adults alike, but beneficial. In recent years, the public has become more aware of the dangers associated with this product. In extreme cases, long-term effects can include ovarian cancer.