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Nursing home neglect lawsuit: Greed is not good, patients suffer p2

We are talking about a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Attorney General's office. The suit accuses a multi-state nursing home chain of deliberately understaffing its care facilities in order to maximize its profits. That skewed staff-to-patient ratio is responsible for patients not receiving the appropriate care, according to the complaint.

Nursing home neglect lawsuit: Greed is not good, patients suffer

The 10th largest nursing home chain in the U.S. is under fire in a federal lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Attorney General's office. The complaint takes the unusual approach -- one that the attorney general hopes will be easier to prove -- that the organization itself, rather than the workers, is responsible for lapses in patient care.

Forget the misfits - why isn't there an Island of Dangerous Toys?

Retailers are really stuck between a rock and an Abominable Snow Monster at Christmas. First, there are the risks of injuries during a Black Friday rush -- even plush toys can be dangerous if they fall on an unsuspecting shopper or trip a clerk hurrying to clean up a mess in aisle five. Don't even get a retailer started on the risks of the products themselves, especially children's toys.

Missed diagnoses and medical malpractice claims

Diabetes is a growing concern for millions of Americans, but so are medical malpractice claims for health care professionals, as many doctors may continue to miss the proper diagnosis for this disease. According to a recent study, it is estimated that as many as three in 10 cases go undiagnosed and missed by doctors. A missed diagnosis, especially for a major health issue such as diabetes, can lead to a costly medical malpractice claim.

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