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Texas Company Settles False Claims Act Suit

Late last month, a Texas-based radiation therapy company, SightLine Health, LLC, a nationally-recognized operator of radiological therapy centers, agreed to pay the federal government a settlement that could cost them as much as $11.5 million, in order to resolve allegations that the company paid kickbacks to physicians who referred their services. These kickbacks came in…

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False Claims Act

Texas Meat Packer Recalls 3.5 Tons of Beef

Last Saturday, a Texas meatpacking plant from Texas Meat Packers, located in Fort Worth and owned by Patterson Foods, announced a recall of more than 7,100 pounds of raw beef products that had been produced and packaged “without the benefit of federal inspection,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…

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Infant Stroke Study Points to Importance of Prevention

Unfortunately, it is common to hear about strokes happening to adults. However, strokes also happen to newborn infants, and far too often. And now, a recent study is demonstrating showing just how often it happens , even as it provided even more hope that infant strokes may be quite preventable. The new study, produced by…

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Medical Negligence

Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Florida

In Miami last week, a newly-installed pedestrian bridge that was under construction at Florida International University in Miami-Dade County collapsed onto the busy highway below, crushing at least eight vehicles, killing at least six people and injuring several others, according to reports from the Florida State Highway Patrol. The collapse involved the main section of the…

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Construction Accidents

Texas Teens Injured in Alabama Charter Bus Crash

A charter bus that was carrying high school band members from the Channelview Independent School District back home to Texas from a trip to Disney World, where they performed at a music festival last Saturday, ran off an Alabama highway and plunged into a 50-for=t-deep ravine on Tuesday. The accident killed the bus driver and…

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Bus Accidents

The Importance of Managing Food Safety Risk

Even though managing food safety risks is something of a gamble under the best of circumstances, the task is indeed manageable, and everyone needs to take food safety seriously in order to minimize the risk to the extent possible. Over the past couple of decades, there has been an increase in the use of risk…

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Food Poisoning

Norovirus Outbreak Hits the Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics hasn’t even started yet and already, dozens of private security guards at the Pyeongchang Olympic Village in South Korea have been hospitalized with norovirus. This has led organizers to call in South Korean soldiers to replace the guards. So far, 41 security personnel have reported symptoms of norovirus, including vomiting and…

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Food Poisoning