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Toddler Dies Of Methadone OD, Mom Charged

A South Shore mother has been criminally charged after authorities ruled her 22­-month­ old daughter died of methadone poisoning while left with the woman’s bedridden husband for more than 14 hours, the Sun-Times is reporting.

05/26/2014

New York Rangers winger Derek Boogaard fights with New York Islanders winger Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son’s Death

The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.

05/13/2013

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Unusually Strong, Dangerous Heroin Reported By ER Doctors

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports there may be a new kind of heroin on the streets – one that’s even more dangerous.

09/20/2012

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Hospital Agrees To Pay $8.25M In Baby’s Death From Overdose

A northwest suburban hospital has made a record settlement in a malpractice lawsuit in the death of a newborn.

04/05/2012

Daniella Kinnard's mother nearly gave her an overdose of prescription medication because it was mislabeled with the incorrect dosage. (Credit: CBS)

Mislabeled Prescription Almost Resulted In Overdose For Elgin Child

If you have a sick child, you expect the prescription medicine to have the proper directions about how much medication to give, right? An Elgin mother recently began to give her sick daughter her medicine, and then discovered a mistake that could have caused her to give her child an overdose.

CBS 2–03/06/2012

File photo of a shadowed pitbull. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Sources: Pit Bull Bit Man’s Neck After He Collapsed, Died

Authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old Lakeview neighborhood, who was apparently bitten by his dog after he collapsed and died.

06/14/2011