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When is a doctor's lie considered medical malpractice?

Do you remember the classic Bette Davis film from 1939 called Dark Victory? Modern viewers are often shocked to see the leading character's doctor lie to her after an unsuccessful surgery to remove a brain tumor because he doesn't want her to know that she only had months to live.

How do you know if your booster seat is safe?

Federal safety laws require that child booster seats pass tests that simulate head-on collisions. However, there are many other types of collisions that can endanger little ones who are strapped into one of these seats. Nonetheless, manufacturers can decide what other kinds of safety tests (if any) to run and what kind of results are considered failing.

Seeking justice for a murdered loved one in a wrongful death suit

People often think of wrongful death lawsuits as legal actions against people or entities whose negligence or reckless actions caused the death of a loved one. Maybe a doctor's malpractice or a faulty amusement park ride caused someone's fatal injury, for example. Drunk drivers are often taken to civil court for wrongful death claims as well.

Woman sentenced for fatal high-speed police chase

A woman who killed another driver in a crash on Interstate 22 in Byhalia almost a year ago has been sentenced to a decade in prison. The crash occurred during a high-speed police chase through two counties in North Mississippi. The driver was charged with second-degree murder as well as fleeing law enforcement.

Remains found in Mississippi may be from man believed murdered

Charred bone fragments found in Fernwood, Mississippi, may be the remains of a teen who disappeared during a cross-country trip back in 1995. This was the third time investigators had searched the isolated Pike County property in the years since then.

What's behind the rise in fatal crashes?

If you've purchased a new car recently, it may well include technology that warns you of vehicles in your blind spot, dings at you if you start to drift out of your lane and even displays a miniature speed limit sign on the speedometer that reminds you how fast you should be driving in your current location. It likely has a back-up camera to help spot cars, kids and obstacles immediately behind you.

Family awarded $1 million for mother's brutal murder in Jackson

Law enforcement officers and 911 dispatchers are human beings, which means they don't always make the right decisions. Unfortunately, a poor decision by people in these essential jobs can have tragic results. That's what happened in the case of a Jackson woman who was brutally murdered nearly five years ago.

Federal agency investigating rash of fatalities near school buses

Last November, we discussed a crash in Mississippi that claimed the life of a 9-year-old boy on Halloween. He was struck as he crossed a road to get on his school bus. That crash was one of a number of similar incidents over a short period that killed children at or near school bus stops.

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