An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other …
Source: Claims Journal USA Website Lists Coaches Banned from U.S. Olympics
Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …
Source: Claims Journal USA Baltimore Sues Monsanto Over PCB Pollution
British Columbia’s public auto insurer says about 450 vehicles have been written off since sulphuric acid spilled along a busy commuter route near Trail¸ B.C.¸ in two incidents last spring. The Insurance Corp. of B.C. says there have been more than 4¸450 claims received in the wake of the spills but the vast majority of those vehicles were not damaged. It says it is still in the early stages of a lawsuit but no trial date has been set. The spills happened on April 10 and May 23¸ 2018¸ when tanker trucks owned and operated by Westcan spilled sulphuric acid from Teck’s plant in Trail along a stretch of highway near the city. ICBC filed a notice of civil claim against Teck Metals¸ Teck Resources¸ International Raw Materials¸ Westcan¸ the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary¸ the City of Trail¸ two drivers and the provincial government in October. Most defendents have filed responses denying responsibility.
Source: The Claims Page – USA About 450 Vehicles Declared Total Losses After Acid Spill On Canadian Highway
The frequency of medical malpractice claims has dropped substantially¸ but average case management expenses and indemnity payments continue to rise¸ according to a report. The rate of medical professional liability claims declined 27% from 5.1 cases per 100 physicians to 3.7 cases from 2007 to 2016¸ according to a report issued on Tuesday by CRICO Strategies called Medical Malpractice in America: A 10-year Assessment with Insights that examines national trends in claims frequency¸ payment and root causes of preventable harm. The report analyzed events affecting 124¸000 patients. “For the roughly one million physicians across the country¸ this trend signals a dramatic change in their risk of being named in an MPL case¸” the report stated.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Medical Malpractice Claims Down¸ Payouts Up: Study
Erie Insurance has reviewed police data on car crashes¸ and found that Saturdays in September are the most frequent days for fatal car crashes involving daydreaming while driving. The insurer recently published an analysis on its findings¸ which also discovered that Tuesdays in February are the lowest days for crashes involving daydreaming. Erie’s previous analysis last year found that being “generally distracted” or “lost in thought” is the number one distraction identified in fatal crashes. Erie cited its crash data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) – a repository that includes information from police reports on the causes of fatal car crashes. The insurer also consulted with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to analyze the data.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Insurer Reveals The Most Frequent Days For Crashes Due To Daydreaming
The out-of-state driver of a charter bus full of high school students that crashed into a low-hanging overpass on a Long Island parkway was using a non-commercial GPS device that didn’t warn him about the hazard in time to prevent …
Source: Claims Journal USA GPS Failed to Warn Bus Driver Before Overpass Crash
Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. Four out …
Source: Claims Journal USA Poll: Older Adults Wary of Medical Marijuana
Strong winds took down a large hangar at Hobby Airport overnight when severe storms rolled through southeast Houston. No one was inside the hangar when it happened. No one was hurt. The Houston Airport System says the runway that was once covered by debris from the collapsed hangar reopened sometime after 3 p.m. Wednesday¸ but that part of a neighboring taxiway is still closed. According to HPD Lieutenant Larry Crowson¸ police received a call a little after midnight to assist the fire department at the hanger owned by Jet Aviation.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Strong Winds Collapse Hangar At Houston Airport¸ Millions In Damage