Month: February 2019

Service Members Suffer Hearing Loss After Military-Issue 3M Earplugs Found Defective

Between 2003 and 2015, the United States military supplied a version of the Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv.2) from 3M to service members in Iraq and Afghanistan as standard-issue hearing protection. Allegations suggest manufacturer 3M—as well as its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc.—failed to instruct wearers on the proper application and use of the product. About the …

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Workplace Injuries: More Than Just Slip and Falls

For most Americans, the mention of a workplace injury conjures images of a construction accident, slips, falls from great heights, or other dramatic—and traumatic—injuries. In today’s information-based society, however, injuries and repetitive-motion disorders connected to office work are becoming increasingly common. The story of one reporter’s issues is found here. At Cornell University; the Human …

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NC Nursing Home Under State and Federal Investigation

A nursing home in North Raleigh, North Carolina—once the subject of both state and federal investigations—now finds itself under additional scrutiny following allegations of elder abuse and patient neglect. A detailed article on the allegations—which includes disturbing video footage—is available here. Universal Healthcare—located on Clarks Fork Drive in North Raleigh—faced allegations of abuse and neglect …

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One Killed, Two Injured Following Local Dog Attack

Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina have seized three dogs after a fatal attack which took place in December. An article detailing the continuing investigation is available here. According to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department, the attack—which killed a 73-year-old grandmother and injured her two grandchildren—took place on Olivet Church Road in the Marietta Community. …

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