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Wrongful-death lawsuit given go-ahead against Walgreen's

A Walgreen's pharmacy in another state is a defendant in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by a teenager's survivors after the 19-year-old died when the pharmacy denied her prescription to fill a seizure medication.

The state high court gave a green light to the survivors' petition to sue the nationwide pharmacy even though Walgreens maintains there was no legal obligation for the pharmacist to contact the woman's physician to obtain pre-authorization documentation.

It's possible to sue for denied insurance claims

It's certainly frustrating to have your insurance company deny a claim that appears to be perfectly legitimate. But can you sue your insurance provider for denying your claims?

Under certain circumstances, it may indeed be possible to file — and ultimately prevail in — a lawsuit against your insurer. Let's examine how this works.

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30 years ago, 27 lives were lost in fiery bus accident

This month marked the 30th anniversary of one of Kentucky's deadliest accidents — the church bus collision in Carroll County.

It was Saturday night on May 14, 1988. A busload of middle and high school kids from Radcliff's Assembly of God Church were on their way home from a day trip to King's Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were being driven by their part-time associate pastor in an old school bus that had been converted into a church bus for the group.

Should you take an insurance company to court?

Your car crash was bad enough that it left you out of work and in the hospital for weeks. You wanted to make sure you'd obtain enough in compensation from the other driver to make up for your losses at the very least. Now, you've gotten a message from the insurance company, and the settlement offer is nothing like what you expected.

In a situation like yours, there are a few things you can do. First, you can talk to your attorney and have him or her give you an opinion on the settlement and if the offer was fair. If not, then he or she may help you negotiate it with the insurance company. Another thing you could, but should not do, is accept whatever offer you're given, even if it costs you money in the long term. Finally, if the agreement isn't working for you, you can turn to the courts for help.

Are you at risk of a Memorial Day auto accident?

Last year, the National Safety Council (NSC) predicted that over 400 individuals would die and another 47,000 would suffer serious injuries in auto accidents over the extended Memorial Day weekend.

Their estimates were higher than average to reflect a disturbing trend of increased highway deaths. The NSC pointed out that the recent years 2014 and 2016 showed the most marked two-year increase in highway deaths and injuries since 1964 -- 14 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Misdiagnosed woman had cerebrospinal fluid leak

Imagine having a permanent case of rhinitis, i.e., a runny nose, for two years. Tired of life tethered to a tissue box, you go to the doctor, who tells you that it's allergies.

But your sniffles continue unabated and don't respond to any allergy treatment protocols. Eventually, the severity of your symptoms cause you to seek another medical opinion. But the physician's assistant assigned to you has a hunch that something more might be at play with your condition than just a runny nose from allergies. You learn that you have been constantly leaking cerebrospinal fluid from a hole in your skull after you got into a car accident.

Distracted driving is on the rise

With all of the information out there about the dangers of distracted driving, it seems that the problem would be diminishing. Yet research disturbingly reveals that just the opposite is true.

According to Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), data collected from over 65 million trips during the past half-year indicated that drivers nationwide were distracted on more than 36 percent of their trips. This is a 5 percent uptick from the previous year.

Why do I need a demand letter?

When you are an aggrieved party in a type of legal dispute, your first step to resolution should not always be a lawsuit. You can save yourself a great deal of money and time by addressing the matter in a demand letter.

Many individuals prefer to have their attorneys write demand letters on their behalf. However, there is nothing to preclude you from writing your own.

Do you wear a seatbelt every time you ride in a car?

The evidence is clear: Wearing a seatbelt is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe while riding in an automobile. In fact, thousands of people die every year because they weren't wearing a safety belt and even more people avoid death because they were wearing one.

Here is some important information you should know if you need more convincing about the safety of seatbelts:

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