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Teens Face Nursing Home Abuse Charges

Posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 10:12 am    

ALBERT LEA, Wis. – Six teens are facing a range of criminal charges after being accused of abusing disabled and elderly residents at an Albert Lea Minnesota nursing home.

An 18-year-old and 19-year old are being charged as adults.  The four other former employees are considered juveniles.

The Department of Health released a report in August detailing the abuse of 15 residents.  A investigation by police revealed multiple incidents of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of residents in the teens care.

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If you suspect your loved on has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Wausau nursing home abuse lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800.248.0171 today.

Waste Removal in Iraq has Some Soldiers Worried

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at 6:12 am    

In the U.S. Balad Air Force Base in Iraq, for four years waste was removed in potentially unhealthy, hazardous ways. A burn pit burned continually, and soldier simply threw their waste into it, whatever that waste was. In fact some soldiers believe that human body parts were thrown into the burn pit as well. As a result, potentially toxic fumes were constantly being emitted, fumes that soldiers were exposed to.

Many soldiers have had symptoms that have led them to believe that the burn pit was injurious to their health. Some had constant cough, chest irritation, and phlegm. Some developed spots. Others found that their fitness worsened. Many U.S. bases in Iraq, and all bases in Afghanistan, still have burn pits instead of the safer incinerators.

The company that operated the burn in Balad Air Force Base is being sued.

If you have or someone you know has been suffered because of negligence or unsafe conditions, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Call them at 715-387-4242 or 800-248-0171. If you prefer, send them a message from their website.

Man Escapes Serious Injury in Furnace Explosion

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 3:12 am    

An Illinois car repair garage owner is in one piece after an explosion of his furnace in his garage.

The man used a furnace powered by used oil from customers’ cars for heat in his garage. The man, one day, was adding oil to the tank when he noticed that he had spilled some on the side of the tank. When he reached down to wipe it off of the side of the furnace, the entire thing blew up. Firefighters soon arrived and found the man in one piece although somewhat worse for the wear. 

The man thinks that when he touched the side of the furnace, he transferred static electricity to the metal furnace. This caused the spark to ignite the oil in the reservoir causing the entire thing to explode.  The man is fortunate only to have suffered some burns to his hands.

If you have been burned or injured due to a faulty furnace, contact the Wausau products liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.