The United States Supreme Court ruled against a class of current and former female employees of Wal-Mart who had sued the nation’s largest private employer for employment discrimination. In ruling in favor of Wal-Mart, the court continued a disturbing trend of siding with big business and against individuals.
Safety experts and researchers say wrong site surgeries may be on the rise based on data compiled by the Joint Commission, an organization that accredits hospitals and other health care institutions.
While most (but not all) uses of asbestos have been banned in the United States, the mineral is still used heavily in some countries, including India and China. According to a new study, 64 percent of the world’s usage of asbestos occurs in Asia.
In a case filed this week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has removed any lingering confusion over an injured employee's obligations to notify her employer about the workplace accident.
A DHHS audit found that nearly one in seven elderly nursing home residents, almost all of them with dementia, are given powerful atypical antipsychotic drugs even though the medicines increase the risk of death and are not approved for such treatments.