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Widow sues school district, company for husband’s electrocution death

The wife of an experienced electrician who was killed while performing electrical work at a Buffalo, New York-area high school in 2017, is suing both the school district and the company that managed the project claiming both parties failed to provide a safe workplace for her husband. The lawsuit filed by Christy A. Gause, wife of now-deceased Charles Gause, names Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District and Campus Construction Management Group. Charles Gause was employed with CIR Electrical Construction Corp. On Aug. 30, 2017, Gause was performing electrical work in an electrical closet at the high school that was ... Read More

Neglected nursing home resident awarded $1.2 million

A Niagara County, New York jury ordered a Newfane, New York, nursing home to pay a former resident $1.2 million for neglect, alleging the long-term care facility allowed her “superficial” bedsores to worsen to the point that they became infected and exposed bone, The Buffalo News reported. Shirley Burrows, 72, was discharged from Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport on March 3, 2015, and admitted to Newfane Rehab & Health Care Center for follow-up treatment of her bedsores, pressure sores caused by the body pressing against the surface of the skin too long. Bedsores are prevented by repositioning the body every ... Read More

2.5 Million Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella, Listeria Risks

Nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef taquitos have been recalled over concerns the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella – two types of bacteria that commonly cause serious foodborne illnesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the recall stems from diced onions supplied to Ruiz Food Products Inc., the manufacturer of the taquitos. Ruiz Foods received a notification from its onion supplier on Oct. 16 that the onions used in the production of the taquitos could be contaminated with Listeria and Salmonella. No confirmed reports of Listeria or Salmonella infections linked to the ... Read More

20 Dead in Upstate NY Limo Crash at Notorious Intersection

A limo crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York Saturday occurred at an intersection that has seen a number of harrowing traffic accidents over the years, locals told reporters. All 18 people aboard the limousine were killed in the crash, including the driver, as well as two people who were standing in the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie, New York, about 170 miles north of New York City. The crash occurred at a bustling time of the year when the area receives thousands of visitors who make their way to the area to ... Read More

CFPB Head Mulvaney Dissolves Consumer Advisory Board

Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has dissolved the agency’s Consumer Advisory Board, a panel of consumer advocates, financial industry professionals, community leaders, and other representatives formed after the housing crisis to protect consumers from corporate fraud and abuse. The measure sends another clear signal that Mulvaney is working to undermine the powers of the agency he was appointed to lead, consumer advocates say, with rollbacks that chip away at the regulatory oversight of banks and other financial institutions. Mulvaney fired the board June 6, just days after its 25-member panel criticized his leadership of ... Read More

E-cigarette Explosion Burns New York Student

A 21-year-old New York student is recovering from serious burn injuries he suffered when his e-cigarette exploded in his hands as he was walking in the hallway of an Erie, New York educational center. According to The Buffalo News, the male student was admitted to the Burn Treatment Intensive Care Unit at Erie County Medical Center with burn injuries to both of his hands. He is listed in good condition. The explosion occurred at the Erie 1 BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) Career and Technical Center in West Seneca, New York. Lt. David L. Szmania of the West Seneca ... Read More

Southwest Airlines Engine Explosion Kills One Passenger In Flight

One Southwest Airlines passenger suffered fatal injuries when one of the plane’s engines exploded Tuesday, shattering a window and part of the plane’s fuselage. The Southwest Airlines flight had departed from New York’s LaGuardia Airport about 30 minutes before the engine failure. The incident forced the plane with 148 people aboard to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. Seven other people were reportedly injured on the flight. According to Bloomberg, “the dead passenger was not identified but other passengers reported a woman being severely injured during the flight receiving aid from other passengers in a chaotic and bloody ... Read More

Woman sues Walgreens for not warning about talc-ovarian cancer risk

Consumer health care giant Johnson & Johnson continues to fight lawsuits that claim its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower containing talcum powder caused women to develop ovarian cancer. Now Walgreens Co., is feeling the wrath for selling the products. Illinois resident Denise Brooks filed a complaint filed in Cook County (Illinois) Circuit Court accusing Walgreens of negligently selling the products, which she says she “regularly used … in her perineal region and suffered from severe physical, economic and emotional injuries,” including ovarian cancer. She claims that for two decades, she used the products, as advertised, applying the powder directly ... Read More

No DKA risk in type 1 diabetics taking Farxiga

The type 2 diabetes drug Farxiga helped patients with adequately controlled type 1 diabetes better manage their blood sugar and weight loss in the first phase 3 clinical trial testing a drug in the SGLT2 inhibitor class on type 1 diabetics. The study showed that Farxiga, as an oral adjunct to insulin, at both 5mg and 10mg doses, provided clinically relevant benefits to type 1 diabetics compared to similar patients treated with placebo. “The 24-week results are important as they represent the first phase 3 trial in type 1 diabetes of the newer selective SGLT-2 class of diabetes medicines as an ... Read More

N.Y. Home Destroyed by Tractor Trailer After Driver’s Medical Emergency

A family whose New York home was struck by a tractor trailer in May told reporters that the damage was so extensive that their only option was to demolish the house. According to WIVB Channel 4 Buffalo, the May 28 crash occurred when driver David Raney, 57, of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the tractor trailer while driving along Interstate 90 in Hamburg, New York. The tractor trailer struck a utility pole and crashed through a chain-link fence before careening into the home. Hazmat crews were dispatched to the scene of the crash, ... Read More