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Private Plane in Colorado Involved in Fatal Crash

According to Fox News, a plane involved in a fatal airplane crash on January 5 had attempted to make an initial landing before crashing during its second attempt at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. The co-pilot of the 1994 Canadair Challenger business jet with twin-engines made a radio transmission to air traffic control only minutes before the crash occurred, saying that he had missed the first landing approach because of high tail winds. Witnesses of the accident reported smoke and flames as the plane went down. One witness, comedian Kevin Nealon, posted on his Twitter account: “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.” Another witness of the plane crash, country singer LeAnn Rimes, tweeted from the scene: “So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.” Authorities stated that the co-pilot of the…
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Landscaper Dies in Fatal Florida Electrocution Accident While On the Job

In a report from WPTV, a 22-year-old landscaper died on January 4 when the tree saw he was using to trim trees touched a nearby power line, which instantly caused his death due to electrocution. A second worker, whose ladder was leaning against the tree at the time of the fatal accident, also suffered shock, but he is recovering in a nearby hospital and is expected to survive. Two coworkers of the victim said that they were very shaken by the incident. One coworker told WPTV, “I tried to help him but there’s nothing to do and I’m just… We called 911 and they cut [the] electric line off.” The workers stated that they are told to stay at least 12 feet away from the power lines while trimming trees. However, authorities who responded to the scene believe the victim was holding a metal pole at the time of the…
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Tire Company Ordered to Pay $10 Million to Florida Woman for Defective Tire

A jury in Palm Beach County has ordered Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. to pay nearly $10 million in damages to a woman who alleged that a Continental tire caused her car accident. The woman purchased a new Chevrolet Cobalt from a dealership in 2006, equipped with Continental tires, and serviced the car and tires for the next three years at her local Wal-Mart. In 2009, the woman was driving on the interstate when one of her tires allegedly suffered a tread separation, causing the car to roll over several times. According to the lawsuit, the woman suffered “catastrophic bodily injuries” in the accident. The woman claimed that Continental was negligent in the design, testing, manufacturing and inspection of her car’s tire. My Car Accident was Caused by Tire Tread Separation and I Need a Skilled Attorney Like all automobile parts, tires are designed to undergo a certain amount of…
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Six Percent Rise in Pradaxa Lawsuits, Consumers Suffering From Internal Bleeding

New court records reveal that the number of lawsuits alleging internal bleeding injury or death from taking dangerous drug Pradaxa has increased 6 percent since mid-October. Cases stemming from the dangerous drug have been consolidated to a special federal court in Illinois. The latest court records from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation shows that the number of cases filed has increased over 6 percent in one month, increasing from 1,643 to 1,748. Pradaxa is a blood thinner that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. The defective drug is prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent blood clots and stroke. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has warned that patients may be nearly 5 times as likely to die from Pradaxa bleeding than from traditional blood thinner warfarin. This year, a European study discovered that patients taking anticoagulants like Pradaxa could be 55 percent…
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Miami Jury Grants $1.2 Million to Couple in Chinese Drywall Case

According to The Miami Herald, a jury found the manufacturers of Chinese drywall liable for damaging a couple’s home, giving them $1.1 million for the dangerous material. This verdict is the first time a jury has ruled in a case involving all defendants in the distribution chain behind the drywall, which is the subject of litigation talks across the nation. The jury found Knauf Plasterboard, a Chinese drywall manufacturer in Tianjin China, and its German affiliate, Knauf Gips, responsible for most of the damages caused by the drywall. The couple sued the makers of the drywall, stating that they experienced headaches and nosebleeds from foul-smelling gasses emitted from the drywall, along with damage to copper pipes and wiring. The jury issued the Knauf companies a total of 94 percent of liability in the case, with the Florida distributor of the drywall, Banner Supply Co., getting 5 percent and placing the…
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Fifty People Killed in Tragic Plane Crash in Russia

According to NBC News, 50 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed in central Russia on November 24. NBC News reported that a 23-year-old Boeing 737 that had recently left Moscow exploded after a failed attempt to land at the Kazan International Airport. Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and crashed just over an hour later. Officials said that the plane had attempted to land several times prior to the crash. According to eyewitness reports, the aircraft lost altitude quickly and its fuel tank exploded on impact. Authorities reported that 44 passengers and 6 crew members were confirmed dead. The son of the president of the province of Tatarstan and the regional head of the FSB intelligence service were named among those who had died. A spokesman for state aviation oversight agency Rosaviatsia said authorities would search for the flight recorders for more information on what caused…
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