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2012-02-19 16:10:00

Malman Law announced prosecution successfully reached a settlement between Chicago City Council and Starks family Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Malman Law announced Wednesday that the Chicago City Council approved a $1.75 million settlement with the family of a 13-year-old girl who died a decade ago after city paramedics allegedly botched her care during an asthma attack. Paramedics in July 2002 incorrectly inserted a tube meant to help Arielle Starks breathe, said Jeffrey...

2012-02-16 14:57:15

Drug delivery directly into muscle using an autoinjector is faster and may be more effective in stopping prolonged seizures, according to a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by a Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher. The trial compared the effectiveness of two Federal Drug Administration-approved anti-seizure medications and how they are administered to patients suffering prolonged seizures before they arrive at hospitals. The Rapid...

2011-12-29 11:05:44

More than two-thirds of paramedics surveyed have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse on the job More than two-thirds of paramedics surveyed have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse on the job, new research has found. Verbal abuse by patients and their friends or relatives, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) co-workers or bystanders, was the most commonly reported, followed by intimidation and physical abuse, the study found. "EMS providers can experience violence in...

2011-12-12 17:10:00

CEO of international air medical transportation innovator Angel MedFlight remarks on recent National Transportation and Safety Board report, discusses safety disparities among medical aviation operators and explains how medflights differ from commercial air travel. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 With two deadly accidents making headlines in the same week, air ambulance safety is under scrutiny. And one international air medical transport company president thinks it should be. The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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