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Country music star LeAnn Rimes filed a malpractice lawsuit against her dentist alleging that his work damaged her career. Rimes claims in the lawsuit that her “ability to perform as an artist has been and will continue to be significantly compromised.” She also claims that she had to go through nine root canals, as well as bone grafting, physical therapy, a temporary bridge to help alleviate the pain associated with her injuries. The dentist named in the suit is Dr. Duane C. McKay. Like physicians, dentists are liable for their work and can be sued for malpractice. Some common dental malpractice examples include:

  • Nerve damage (including tongue and gums)
  • Negligently completed crowns and bridges
  • Failure to detect oral cancer, periodontal disease, or other diseases
  • Complications from anesthesia
  • Unnecessary extraction of teeth
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According to the Wall Street Journal, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Fresenius Kabi, a unit of German healthcare conglomerate Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, after a January inspection of a plant in Kalyani, India. This was less than a week after the FDA announced that Fresenius Kabi USA voluntarily recalled four lots of Benztropine Mesylate Injection, and roughly one month after it initiated a voluntary recall of Magnesium Sulfate Injection. Both recalls were due to potential presence of glass particles in the vials.

Fresenius has dealt with concerns from the FDA before, as the federal agency initiated a Class I Recall in 2012 regarding the NaturaLyte and GranuFlo acid concentrate manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care North America, a division of the company specializing in the production of medical supplies. 

Source: malibubeachrecoveryblog.com

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"My grandson was killed by his own government. The Obama administration must answer for its actions and be held accountable."

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That’s Nasser al-Awlaki in his New York Times op-ed, “The Drone That Killed My Grandson.”

More than a year and a half after the drone strike that killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, Eric Holder has “said only that Abdulrahman was not ‘specifically targeted,’ raising more questions than he answered.” Now, the grandfather plans to force the issue in federal court.

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Source: The New York Times

"Disney forbids Olbermann from talking politics but not Jenny McCarthy from discussing vaccines."

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Matt Bors: Justice?

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Matt Bors: Justice?

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In January of this year, Jessica Lum, a fledgling, spirited journalist less than a year out of Berkeley’s Graduate Journalism School, died following a 4-year battle with cancer. She was 25. In spite of her illness and her youth, Lum created some masterful pieces of journalism of which veteran newspersons would be proud.
Her last project, Slab City Stories, tells of the lives and perspectives of the residents of Slab City in Imperial County — a semi-permanent community of squatters, travelers and dreamers in the Southern California desert. It’s a stand out piece of reporting and now, following her death, it is her legacy.
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In January of this year, Jessica Lum, a fledgling, spirited journalist less than a year out of Berkeley’s Graduate Journalism School, died following a 4-year battle with cancer. She was 25. In spite of her illness and her youth, Lum created some masterful pieces of journalism of which veteran newspersons would be proud.

Her last project, Slab City Stories, tells of the lives and perspectives of the residents of Slab City in Imperial County — a semi-permanent community of squatters, travelers and dreamers in the Southern California desert. It’s a stand out piece of reporting and now, following her death, it is her legacy.

via Wired

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Facebook Reports More Unfriending And Blocking Sunday Than Any Day In Its History

Passions ran high Sunday night as CNN and other news outlets reported the not guilty Zimmerman verdict. Tweets and Facebook status updates were filled with posts ranging from cries of vengeance to jubilant shouts of joy. Strong opinions were prevalent and as a result more people hit the unfriend and block buttons in any day in Facebook’s history. Said Zuckerberg, “Everybody had something to say about Sunday’s verdict. Charges of racism were thrown around at everyone. Tempers flared and a lot of connections and ties were severed. It was even worse than the day the Casey Anthony verdict was announced. It really makes you wonder what would have happened if Facebook were around in 1995 when the O.J. Simpson trial reached its conclusion.”

Here at this online space, I believe (not scientific accuracy by any stretch, given that I am far from fastidious in noting my follower count) I have lost hundreds if not thousands of followers since the Zimmerman verdict last weekend.

The only event even remotely approaching this impact was the Julian Assange Sweden sex charges (triggered by a Naomi Wolf article).

Somehow, other posting barrages that I figured would trigger a follow exodus actually invoked a spike of followers — on torture, drones, Romney and Obama for instance.

But I never post gauged on how favorable I deem the posts will be. However, I confess that it is quite cathartic to grind out posts when a given issue incites an emotional receptor.

Source: unrealnewsonline.com

kateuptonisagoddess:

Kate Upton is delightful

Good Lord.

kateuptonisagoddess:

Kate Upton is delightful

Good Lord.

excitablehonky:

… as long as you have U.S. demand for drugs there will be a flow.

Which cartel are your drugs coming from?

Source: pbs.org