Pregnant Woman Gets Abortion Pill Due to Pharmacy Error

A pregnant woman in Colorado may lose her unborn child due to an error by a Safeway pharmacy in Fort Lupton. The pharmacy erroneously gave Mareena Silva, who is six-weeks pregnant, the drug Methotrexate, which is typically prescribed to terminate unwanted pregnancies. The error was the result of a prescription mix-up, in which pharmacist gave Silva a prescription meant for a 59-year-old woman with the same last Read More

Motorcyclist Killed in Biketoberfest Crash

A woman was killed at the Biketoberfest motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Saturday, after a driver turned in front of three motorcycles attending the event. All three motorcycles struck the vehicle, whose driver, 27-year-old Joshua Baldes, then fled the scene, officials said. The woman killed, 22-year-old Grace Scullion, was four weeks pregnant. The riders and passengers of the other two Read More

$43.5 Million Awarded in Nursing Home Death Case

A jury in Georgia awarded $43.5 million to the daughter of an 80-year-old nursing home resident who died after breaking his hip in a fall at the home. After a three-day trial, the jury found 62-year-old George Houser, former operator of the Moran Lake Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Rome, liable for the death of Morris Ellison, whose fall resulted from the nursing care facility's negligence. Houser is Read More

Four Motorcyclists Dead in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

Four motorcyclists were killed in a suspected drunk driving crash in Iowa this week. The crash occurred only minutes after dispatchers received reports that a pickup truck was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic, police officials said. According to news reports, the motorcyclists were on their way home after attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., when they were struck by a pickup Read More

Motorcycle Deaths Down 10 Percent in 2009

The number of people killed in U.S. motorcycle crashes dropped 10 percent in 2009 after 11 years of steady increases, a study released Thursday said. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, who prepared the report for the Governors Highway Safety Association, said a number of factors contributed to the drop, including the recession and increased enforcement of helmet laws and other motorcycle Read More

Motorbike Sale to Defy Lead Law

Angry with a nationwide ban on sales of youth motorcycles and ATVs over lead concerns, one of the biggest dealers in Southern California plans to sell the child-size vehicles today despite potential criminal penalties. Malcolm Smith, a Riverside, Calif., dealer and major figure in off-road motorcycling for four decades, is challenging federal officials to come and get him. Smith, 68, says he plans to sell Read More

Antibiotics Linked to Cerebral Palsy in Premature Births

Antibiotics, commonly administered to women at risk of experiencing premature labor, increases the risk that the child will develop cerebral palsy, according to a British research study. The report, published in the "Lancet" journal, studied women with no signs of infection who were at risk for premature labor. Doctors generally give antibiotics to women whose waters have already prematurely broken or who have an Read More