A former Poughkeepsie, New York, orthopedic surgeon who is facing multiple medical malpractice lawsuits performed a stunning number of surgeries -- an average of 17 a day. This is based on surgical logs obtained by multiple sources.
An investigation following the tragic death of a Brooklyn, New York, tortilla factory worker in 2011 has led to charges and conviction of the factory's owner for labor law violations. These include failure to obtain workers' compensation insurance for his employees. The owner pleaded guilty, and has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.