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Dare to be stupid

Piers Morgan, the British-born host of the CNN program “Piers Morgan Tonight,” got into a verbal dust-up Dec. 19 with a guest on his show, Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. Morgan ostensibly asked Pratt on the ...

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Fertility pioneer Jones still telling his story (access required)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia scientist behind the country’s first in-vitro fertilization baby is turning 102 on Sunday. Dr. Howard Jones Jr. also is celebrating the publication of his latest book. It discusses the moral and legal implications of ...

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U.S. law enforcement deaths down in 2012 (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of law enforcement officers who died performing their duties in the U.S. declined by about 20 percent in 2012 after rising the two previous years, a non-profit organization reported Thursday. The National Law Enforcement Officers ...

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Patient suffered necrotizing fasciitis after orthopedic surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 30, 2008, plaintiff, a 350-pound, 22-year-old man with pre-existing venous stasis issues, was in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident and admitted to the hospital for a broken left tibia and fibula, and other trauma injuries. The patient underwent closed ...

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Peritonitis results from failure to diagnose appendicitis – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff presented to the defendant emergency room physician with acute abdominal pain, which worsened with coughing, in addition to nausea, vomiting and chills, among other symptoms. She was diagnosed with constipation and discharged. Within two days, she presented to ...

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Motorcyclist’s leg crushed when struck by drunken driver – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 26, 2012, the 32-year-old plaintiff was injured while riding his motorcycle on Prince William Parkway. Plaintiff was in a right turn lane when the defendant, driving while intoxicated, drifted into the turn lane and struck the plaintiff’s motorcycle, ...

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Health center failed to screen for prostate cancer – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a truck driver on the Eastern Shore. During the period of October 1999 to May 2007 he was treated at the Eastern Shore Rural Health Center more than 60 times for various ailments, and considered the clinic to ...

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Plaintiff ran off road due to snow, defendant claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was driving north on Route 29 crossing the Tye River Bridge. She was passed by two tractor-trailers, and then felt a crash and heard an explosion, which she asserted was the defendant running into the rear of her vehicle. ...

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