Lawsuits

Federal Legislation Filed To Protect First-Responders
First responders, health professionals and family members who administer overdose-reversing drugs would be shielded from potential lawsuits under a bill filed in Congress.
The bill's supporters say the use of drugs like naloxone _ also known as Narcan _ in an emergency overdose situation shouldn…
Overheated Jail Cells Can Be Deadly
The death of a New York City inmate in a 100-degree cell in February shows the dangers of overheated conditions in jails and prisons, an issue facing corrections officials nationwide.
As summer approaches, corrections officials throughout the country must deal with prisoners' potentially fatal e…