BP Oil Spill Lawsuits In Alabama. The state of Alabama has filed two lawsuits over the BP oil spill. According to an Associated Press report, one names BP as a defendant, while the other names Transocean, Halliburton and other companies associated with the spill. Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded on … [Read more...] about Alabama Files BP Oil Spill Lawsuits
Breast Cancer Victim Awarded $9.45 Million In Prempro Lawsuit. Pfizer Inc.'s Wyeth unit lost another Prempro lawsuit in Philadelphia yesterday, and has been ordered to pay $9.45 million to an Alabama woman who blamed the hormone drug for her breast cancer. According to The National Law Journal, this case is the first in the … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Victim Awarded $9.45M in Lawsuit
Salmonella Reported By Health Officials. Alabama public health officials say seven-to-eight people may have contracted salmonella linked to contaminated peanut butter. But the agency said each case will be investigated to determine exact source of their illnesses. Meanwhile, government scientists are trying to pinpoint the source … [Read more...] about Several cases of possible salmonella reported in Ala.
Officials At Alabama Dispensed More Vaccine Against Rotavirus That Is Subject Of FDA Health Notification. Alabama's Department of Public Health has dispensed more than 50,000 doses of an early childhood vaccine that is the subject of an FDA public health notification about intestinal problems in infants, an official said … [Read more...] about Using Vaccine Against Rotavirus
Alabamians Are Most Likely To Die In A Truck Wreck. Alabamians are among the most likely to die in a truck wreck, according to figures from the US Department of Transportation. Only Wyoming and Arkansas have more truck crash deaths per capita than Alabama. The state recorded 163 deaths from large truck crashes in 2004. The … [Read more...] about Alabama Ranks Third in Truck Fatalities