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David Lowe

Mass Shootings: We’re OK With Them

I came relatively close to today's mass shooting at a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, but not too close. I have played golf many times at Westmoor Country Club behind the building that houses…

Paul Jacquart

Insurance Co. Says Smoke Inhalation Death is "Pollution" – Not Covered

The Houston Chronicle has reported that Great American Insurance Company is relying on a pollution exclusion in order to deny paying death claims from a building fire that occured in that city:…

David Lowe

Fatal Auto-Bicycle Collision Under Investigation In Shawano

Authorities in northern Wisconsin Shawano County are investigating a fatal bicycle-auto accident that occurred just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning when two bicyclists were struck by a car driven by a Shawano County man at State Highway 22, near Shady Road, in the Town of Washington.WFRV TV is reporting that the identity of the driver of the 2001 Monte Carlo that struck the cyclists is 25 year…

David Lowe

Operator Error Blamed For Amusement Ride Death

Error by the amusement ride operator, rather than ride malfunction, is being suggested as the cause of the tragic amusement ride death of a 16 year old Neenah girl according to by an investigative report issued by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Sixteen year old Elizabeth Mohl died on Juy 14, 2007 after falling 40 feet from an amusement ride called Air Glory at a Christian Music Festival…

David Lowe

Criminal Charges Unlikely in Amusement Ride Accident

Last weekend I wrote about an amusement ride accident in which a 16 year old girl from Menasha, Wisconsin died when she fell more than 40 feet from a ride called Air Glory while attending a Christian music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.The Wisconsin Journal Sentinel website reports this afternoon that the local district attorney is saying that criminal charges against the amusement ride…

David Lowe

Investigators Look For Cause of Girl's Death on Air Glory Ride

A 16 year old girl from Neenah, Wisconsin, Elizabeth K. Mohl, fell to her death Saturday when an amusement ride called Air Glory malfunctioned at a Christian Music Festival called “Lifest”.Here is a photo of the Air Gloryride.A blog account by a woman in attendance at the event reveals the heart breaking shock experienced by those who came to this family oriented festival:I’ve just spent the the…

David Lowe

Defective Seatbelt Leads to Wrongful Death Verdict

A Texas jury has awarded $24 million to the family of an 18 year old woman who died in a roll-over accident after being ejected from the vehicle, allegedly due to a defective seatbelt.The manufacturer of the seatbelt, Honeywell International, Inc., plans to appeal the verdict. Honeywell contends that the woman was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, but the family argued that…

David Lowe

FDA Asked to Ban Antibiotic Tequin

The watchdog group Public Citizen petitioned the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today to ban Bristol-Myers Squibb’s drug Tequin (gatifloxacin) because it is believed to be linked to 400 blood sugar abnormalities resulting in over 150 hospitalizations and 20 deaths. According to Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group: More than half a dozen other…

David Lowe

Ortho McNeil Reportedly Settling Ortho Evra Suits

According to a report in The NY Post, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho McNeil has begun settling Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch claims and estimates that there are approximately 500 serious injury victims, compared to less than 100 such victims with oral contraceptives. The report states that “Ortho McNeil has settled a dozen lawsuits for millions of dollars in the last few months.”

Staff Writer

Democrats Question Asbestos Fund

The Senate began debating legislation yesterday which would end asbestos lawsuits and award victims $25,000 to $1.1 million, depending on how sick the toxic substance has made them. Fortunately Senate Democrats such as Kent Conrad from North Dakota are questioning the $140 billion fundand claiming it would run out of money after approximately 10 years and be about $150 billion short of enough…