Month: July 2015

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Military Freight Shippers to Pay $5M to Settle Whistleblower Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it settled fraud claims against several moving companies that allegedly defrauded military families and government employees. The False Claims Act lawsuit alleged that the companies deceptively increased the weight of shipments and then submitted bills to the government for these fraudulently inflated weights. Coleman American Moving Services, […]
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Federal lawmakers renew call for Metro safety

Maryland and Virginia Senators introduce legislation to add federal oversight This week, Senators Barbara  Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin of Maryland along with Senators Mark Warner and Timothy Kaine of Virginia introduced legislation for new safety regulations for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The legislation addresses evacuation plans, radio networks, ventilation systems, and train controls. […]
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2 dead, 4 injured after truck hits motorcyclists on I-85

Bikers from Maryland and Richmond, Virginia Two motorcyclists are dead and four injured after a semi-truck driver veered off I-85 and struck six motorcyclists who had stopped to take a break. Police believe the truck driver who struck the motorcyclists may have been asleep behind the wheel. The truck driver, Daniel S. Serna, has been charged with felony hit […]
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Ex-NFL player tragically drowns during family outing in Texas

JaJuan Dawson drowns after falling overboard of boat On July 13, former NFL wide receiver JaJuan Dawson was pronounced dead after divers recovered his body 300 yards from where he fell off an inner tube during a family outing. He is survived by his wife and three small children. Dawson was 37 years old when […]
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Coumadin medication errors linked with thousands of nursing home injuries and deaths

Medical errors involving blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin) widespread Failure to adequately monitor the effects of the blood-thinning drug Coumadin can cause serious and even fatal injuries. The Washington Post recently highlighted problems with the blood thinner Coumadin on its front page. Coumadin, also known by its generic name warfarin, is commonly prescribed to nursing home […]
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MD Education Company to Pay $13M to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

On June 24, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that Education Affiliates, a Maryland-based for-profit education company, will pay $13 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit. The suit, filed under the False Claims Act, alleged that the White Marsh, Maryland company altered test results in order to admit unqualified students in order to funnel federal […]
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Invokana linked to ketoacidosis

Diabetes medication Invokana may cause serious side effects In May 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Drug Safety Communication warning Invokana (canagliflozin) users about the link between sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and ketoacidosis.  Injuries like kidney failure, heart attack, and ketoacidosis have been linked to using Invokana. Individuals who suffered injuries may be […]
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