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Hospital That Treated Florida Toddler Who Swallowed Battery Sued by Family

A Florida family sued a hospital for malpractice on Wednesday, saying their baby suffered severe burns because it took too long to remove a coin-sized battery that she swallowed. Parents Cole Parsons and Courtney Thorne said in a lawsuit that …

Dreamliner Could Affect Future of Airline Safety Self-Regulation

Eight years ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) said it would no longer directly manage routine inspection of design and manufacturing. Instead, it would focus …

Safety Board Looking at Whistleblower Claims in 787 Battery Case

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is looking at issues raised by more than one whistleblower as it investigates battery failures that have grounded the global fleet of 50 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for a week. Michael Leon, one of …