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Forest lake community seeks to address safety concerns on Hwy 61

The safety of a particular section of Highway 61 in Forest Lake recently become the subject of discussion following a fatal accident last month which left a man dead. In particular, the speed limit on the highway has been called into question. At present, the speed limit is set at 55 mph, but those in favor of reducing the speed limit say that curves, blind spots and traffic levels make the current limit unsafe.

Patients: report your doctor for unethical behavior

Medical malpractice is an important means of recovery for patients who suffer significant injury as a result of their doctor’s negligence. Medical malpractice litigation, however, is not always possible for injured patients. In some cases, there may have been medical error which doesn’t rise to the level of violating an established standard of medical care. In other cases, a medical standard of care may have been violated, but the injury isn’t significant enough that pursuing a case would yield enough damages to justify the potential costs and time commitment of litigation.

Fatal train accident could involve additional costs for trucking company

Train accidents can have serious consequences, both financially and in terms of the human costs. This is especially the case for a 2011 crash in Nevada involving a tractor trailer and an Amtrak train. The accident, which our Minneapolis readers may remember hearing about, took the lives of six individuals and injured multiple others. The outcome of subsequent legal action is that the trucking company may have to pay over $5.7 million. Sources said that around $1.2 million of the award will go to medical costs for employees and passengers involved in the train accident.

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