A trial has been ordered in a medical malpractice lawsuit following a patient's complaint that an experimental university treatment in brain stimulation left her face paralyzed. The judge denied the hospital request to dismiss the medical malpractice suit. The trial is scheduled for October 15.
Two young sisters, ages 3 and 5, their 27-year-old mother from Merryville, their aunt and two cousins were among the seven killed in a tragic, three-vehicle crash Thursday evening, August 15. The accident took place near the treacherous 230 mile stretch in Jasper County. State troopers reported another victim was from Atlanta. Most of those killed were on their way home from Indianapolis when the accident occurred. Families of the seven victims are struggling with the devastating news.
The 1,363 people whose names are listed on the National Work Zone Memorial Wall include children, police officers, pedestrians and motorists who died in work zone auto accidents throughout the country. The majority of the names, though, belong to deceased construction workers.
In early July, Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago was closed after the hospital's owner and chief financial officer, along with four doctors, were arrested by federal authorities. The suspects are accused of egregious violations that a recently filed civil lawsuit claims led to the deaths of two patients.
Nursing home abuse is a widespread problem in the United States. In fact, according to a 2012 Congressional report, abuse or neglect occurs in one out of every three nursing homes.