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CNN.com is reporting that 162 cases of illness have been reported to the Louisiana state health department, all related to the BP oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico. Of the 162 reported cases, 128 were from people who worked on the oil rig or helped in the clean up operation.

The department’s weekly oil spill surveillance report says that since the oil spill occurred, 120 male workers, 8 female workers and 9 men and 25 women from the general public have complained of illnesses allegedly linked to the spill. The age of the people reporting illnesses ranged from between 18 and 64.

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A Sacramento Calif-based personal injury law firm has launched an investigation into “potential problems” with the newly released iPhone 4.

Personal Injury Attorneys Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP have posted the following on their website,“If you recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you."

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The task force set up by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in Southern Florida to tackle auto vehicle insurance fraud seems to be working.

However, the task force's presence down south has led to criminals moving north to keep their illegal actions going.

Between 2008 and 2009, there appeared to be a 290% increase in questionable claims related to staged auto accidents, in Tampa, Florida.

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Police investigating a minor personal injury accident made an extra discovery when checking out the accident; marijuana filled cookies.

State Troopers in New Lebanon went to check on 73 year old Ronald Bixby after he had been involved in a minor auto accident and, upon investigating the car, found a box of oatmeal cookies filled with marijuana. Further searching of the car led to the discovery of 15 more grams of marijuana.

Mr.Bixby was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and is expected to appear in New Lebanon Town Court on July 1.

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In what is somewhat of a reversal of roles, a personal injury attorney is facing personal injury charges for punching two men in State Street area bars in Wisconsin.

Mr.Jonathan G. Evenson, 34, is a Madison attorney who specializes in personal injury cases.

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Over 2 million cribs from 7 different manufacturers have been recalled due to fears that infants using them may become trapped, choke or fall from the cribs or suffer other injuries. The 7 million cribs were drop side cribs; cribs were the side can be dropped down so parents have easy access to the crib. It has been found that the drop down side can become detached and fall off completely or can become detached in such a way that a gap is created where a baby's head can become trapped and the danger of choking can become a very real concern.
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The number of personal injury claims made in the UK has drastically increased, according to a Law Gazette report. The number of personal injury claims made in the UK rose by 31.8%, from 914 in 2006 to 1,205 in 2008. This is a surprising statistic as the Compensation Act of 2006 was introduced to try and reduce the number of personal injury claims made as it imposed registration requirements on claims management companies and created the Ministry of Justice's claims management regulator.
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The insurance company Aviva has revealed that personal injury claims from motorcyclists has risen 57% since 2005. Motorcycle accidents account for 34% of deaths on the road even though they only account for 1% of the traffic on roads. Nigel Bartram, Aviva expert, believes the increase in motorcycle accidents is believed to be due to the increase in the number of motorcyclists taking passengers on their bikes with them. The increase in motorcycle personal injury claims has also led to motorcycle claims costs rising by 51%, also credited to the increase in passengers on motorcycles.
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Kiwi Industries have recalled approximately 450 infant onesies and rompers because of choking hazard fears, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The snaps on the onesies and rompers can become detached which can pose a choking hazard to infants. Two reports have been received from consumers about the snaps becoming detached, however no injuries have been reported yet. The rompers and onesies were manufactured in the U.S.A by Holtrop & McIndoo LLC.
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35 years after the Vietnam War has ended, the US and Vietnam have agreed upon a 10 year, $300 million 'plan of action' to deal with the health and environmental side effects of their use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange is a herbicide that was used during the Vietnam war. The spreading of this herbicide resulted in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children were born with birth defects after the war. It also destroyed a total of about two million hectares of forest

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