Month: June 2012

Driver Runs Red Light and Kills a Married Couple in Festus

On June 29, 2012 St. Louis Today reported on an accident in Festus Missouri that took the life of a husband and wife. A teenaged driver was in a pickup that was going northbound on Highway 61 and investigators say he ran a red light and collided with a Lexus.  Both the passengers in the […]

Written by on June 28, 2012

Rape Case Heads to Court

CLAYTON, Mo. (CN – Courthouse News Service/June, 2012) – A woman claims in court that she was raped, sodomized and tortured for 6 hours by an intruder who broke into her apartment through a faulty sliding glass door that her landlord failed to fix. Jane Doe sued Gundaker Commercial Group, Stratford Commons and affiliates in St. Louis […]

Written by on June 27, 2012

Two St. Louis Residents Die in a Mississippi Car Wreck

Two people from the St. Louis area lost their lives in an accident in Mississippi on Monday. The St. Louis Today reported that Clifton Collins and Elmo Davis were driving with two other people when the SUV they were in veered off the road and overturned. It is reported that the driver may have dozed […]

Written by on June 26, 2012

Hip Implants May Cause Problems Due to Metal Particles

The FDA is looking into metal on metal hip replacements due to the number of complaints and lawsuits that have been filed. These replacements tend to have more problems than just those you may expect when having a joint replaced. The FDA says that part of the problem is that metallic debris can come off […]

Written by on June 21, 2012

Judge Approves $3,000,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

The Kansas City Star reported on June 11, 2012 that a Missouri judge has approved a $3,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought in Jackson County. The parents of the victim were the recipients of the reward. Their son who had been diagnosed as schizophrenic was shot at a gas station convenience store by […]

Written by on June 19, 2012

Massachusetts Man Suffers Burns Due to Sun Screen

A Massachusetts man suffered second degree burns when the sunscreen he had just put on caught fire. He had applied banana boat sunscreen to his body and then walked over to his outdoor grill that was lit. The sunscreen caught fire at that time and he said he never experienced pain like that in his […]

Written by on June 14, 2012

Teenager Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in Precedent Setting Case

A Massachusetts teenager has been convicted of vehicular homicide in a case that has put texting while driving on the front page. In February of 2011 he was driving and hit a truck head on killing the driver of that vehicle. The teenager had denied texting at the time he was driving but the police […]

Written by on June 12, 2012

Birth Defects May be Linked to The Reproductive Technology Used

A study recent conducted in Australia has looked at the incidence of birth defects in children conceived with help from fertility technologies available. The study compared regular childbirth statistics and those of couples who chose In vitro Fertilization (IVF) and those who chose intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). IVF is the combining of sperm with the […]

Written by on June 7, 2012

J & J Halting Sales of Certain Vaginal Mesh Implants

A unit of Johnson & Johnson reported to a West Virginia Judge that the company is planning to stop worldwide sales of certain vaginal mesh implants following actions filed by more than 600 women claiming the product caused injuries. These devices are threaded into place and claims have been made that the product erodes and shrink […]

Written by on June 5, 2012

Senate Looks at use of Psychotropic Drugs for Seniors

A bipartisan sponsored amendment has been submitted as part of The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. This amendment wants to standardize procedures to prove people given psychotropic drugs for reasons other than what they are usually used for are made aware of their risks and side effects. In the past these drugs […]

Written by on June 5, 2012