Consumers expecting to order and consume fast food at McDonald’s free of non-food items were sorely disappointed recently, when a drive-through customer ordered a diet coke laced with the popular heroine-substitute, buprenorphine, and another consumer, ordering a latte and expecting a latte, ended up with cleaning fluid in her cup.
This article describe the death of Natalie, Stewart Rawnsley’s wife. While on vacation in Greece, she ate an uncooked piece of chicken leading to food poisoning and death the same night she ate the vile food. The infections expert Professor Sebastien Lucas says that she might had “the wrong genes”, meaning that the proteins that control blood clots become overactive and the food poisoning might have speed up the process. There is not certainty if Stewart is going to take legal actions against the hotel that served the raw chicken.
The SoCal Gas, whose negligence towards safety measures at the gas company resulted in a manmade health hazard ,is finally settled for $119.5M. This is one of the largest reported gas leak of the decade. People of the Porter Ranch suburb were evacuated as this incident was a sure state of emergency. The court have also demanded a close monitoring of the facility for the next 8 years. SoCal Gas was also asked to fully fund a long term health study to assess health impacts of the leak and other environmental programs in and around Los Angeles.
This week, a lawsuit has been settled regarding the inappropriate actions of staff members at the Pueblo Regional Center. The staff members, ordered by a director in the Colorado Department of Health and Human services, conducted strip searches on 60 developmentally disabled patients without their consent, nor the consent of their guardians or families. They also touched the patients’ genitals during the searches, when many of these patients had pasts of physical and sexual abuse. As part of the settlement, Colorado is required to pay $1 million to the victims’ families, in addition to changing protocol at the center.
Uber may be liable for the actions of one of it’s drivers. Uber did not terminate a driver that committed a sexual assault and allowed the driver to repeat the offense. Negligent hiring has been a problem plaguing the platform for some time now, but negligent retention has been more rare. It may prove difficult for Uber to dodge liability in this instance.