Contaminated IV bags of liquid nutrition linked to 9 deaths in Alabama
Nineteen hospital patients in Alabama contracted a bacterial infection –serratia marcescens, linked to contaminated intravenous feeding bags. Nine deaths confirmed by Alabama state health official Donald Williamson. Investigations are underway to determine the role of the bacterial infection in those deaths.
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Recent Publications by FHL Attorneys:
by Tommy Fibich and Joe Melugin
Texas Bar Journal, May 2009
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Wyeth v. Levine, a misguided Texas statute faces a new challenge.
The Future of Civil Litigation: Counterpoint, After Wyeth Why Section 82.007, in Light of Wyeth v. Levine, Prevents Texans from Holding Drugmakers to FDA Standards
KBR aware convoy in harm's way by Mary Flood, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/18/09
Judge leaves Army out of suit over attack on KBR convoy by Mary Flood, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 4/23/09
KBR Can’t Blame U.S. Army for Iraq Convoy Deaths by Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg, 4/23/09
Halliburton Unit Risked Civilian Lives, Lawsuits Say (Update4) By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg, 9/15/08
Electrified Plumbing, Electrocutions on U.S. Bases
Shoddy wiring 'everywhere' on Iraq bases, Army inspector says From Abbie Boudreau and Scott Bronstein, CNN Special Investigations Unit, March 26, 2009
Soldier’s Electrocution in Iraq Was Negligent Homicide, Army Concludes By James Risen, The New York Times, Jan. 22 2009.
Poor wiring endangers troops in Afghanistan, contractors say by Abbie Boudreau and Scott Bronstein, CNN, March 4, 2009.
Hazardous Exposure/Open Burn Pits
Burn Pit at Balad Raises Health Concerns by Kelly Kennedy, Army Times, Oct. 29, 2008
Report: Army making toxic mess in war zones by Kelly Kennedy, Navy Times, Oct 3, 2008
Suit claims Halliburton, KBR sickened base by Kelly Kennedy, Army Times, Dec 8, 2008
The Rand Corporation report on hazardous exposure: Green Warriors: Army Environmental Considerations for Contingency Operations from Planning Through Post-Conflict