Daily Archives: May 22, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Puts the Screws to Asbestos Victims

Craig Grigonis, a third generation insulation installer in Michigan, watched his father die in 1987 of mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer with one known cause: exposure to asbestos. Before he died, his father James, who worked with insulation made of asbestos, sued the company that made the toxic substance and recovered some of his medical bills. But thanks to a brand new law in Michigan pushed by the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), workers like Craig Grigonis are …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Richard Dahl  
Visiting NYC? Prepare to be Frisked

If you’re planning to visit New York in the near future, be prepared to be patted down by a cop for no reason whatsoever. That’s the message being sent to the general public by the Bloomberg administration in the form of recent statistics released by the city’s police department about its street-stop practices: 203,500 street stops during the first four months of 2012, up from 183,326 over the same period last year. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelley, speaking at a …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
The Fatal Dangers of Medical Tourism

The investigation was one James Goldberg never wanted to undertake. Six years ago, Goldberg’s son Joshua, then 23, was living in Thailand, studying to become a Buddhist monk. When Joshua mysteriously lost feeling in his left leg, he checked into Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, a highly regarded medical tourism destination for Americans and others seeking health procedures abroad. However, Joshua’s story turned tragic when he died under suspicious circumstances after 11 days in the hospital, possibly murdered, Goldberg believes, for …

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