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Nurse Sues Cooper University Health Care After MRSA Outbreak

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A former Cooper University Health Care nurse has filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County against Cooper, alleging wrongful termination and medical malpractice. The nurse, Catherine Tanksley-Bowe, Ph.D, was employed by Cooper for only one month in 2016. During the time of her employment, there was an outbreak of drug resistant MRSA in the neonatal intensive care unit. Tanksley-Bowe raised concerns …

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Amtrak Will Pay $265 Million to Victims of 2015 Port Richmond Derailment

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In May 2015, an Amtrak commuter train traveling North on the Northeast Corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City derailed at the Frankford Junction curve in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, killing eight and injuring hundreds. On Thursday, only 17 months after the incident took place, federal district Judge Legrome Davis signed off on a $265 million dollar …

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Truck drivers killed on the job more than you might expect

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 out of every 6 American workers killed on the job is a truck driver. If that statistic doesn’t shock you, perhaps these next few will; In 2014, 761 tractor-trailer drivers were killed on the job. 2014 was the fifth consecutive year that the number of truck driver fatalities …

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Georgia Police TASER Man to Death

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Recently released body-cam footage reveals the events that led to the death of Chase Sherman, a 32-year-old man who died in police custody in Coweta County, Georgia after being tasered 15 times by two Sheriff’s deputies. Police responded to a 911 call placed by Sherman’s family while they were on their way home to Destin, Florida. Sherman had smoked a …

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Guest Post: Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney, Tom Sweeney, Discusses the Myth of the Worker’s Compensation “Doctor”

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We are all conditioned to believe that when we see a doctor, that doctor is there to help us, heal us, and has our best interests at heart.  Doctors are supposed to follow the Hippocratic Oath which is, “first do no harm.”  Yet, there are many doctors who do not uphold their Hippocratic Oath. There are some doctors who make …

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