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“Cheeseburger Bill” Goes In Favor Of Fast Food Restaurans

...raised the House for "denouncing frivolous obesity lawsuits brought by plaintiffs seeking to blame restaurants for making them overweight". The Republican chairman of the House judiciary committee, James Sensenbrenner, said fast-food retailers were not to blame for Americans' over-indulgence and it is not t...

Judgment In Favor Of Merck For Vioxx Drug

...painkiller, but still faces thousands more similar lawsuits and it is clear that the manufacturers clearly ga...ug. The Pharmaceutical giant Merck is facing 6,400 lawsuits in which most of the cases are pending in New Jersey State. Earlier in August a Texas jury found M...

FDA Warns Against Birth-Control Patch

...d the patch since it went on sale in 2002. Several lawsuits have been filed by families of women who died or suffered blood clots while using the patch, and lawyers said more are planned. Documents released to attorneys show that Ortho McNeil has been analyzing the FDA's death and injury reports, creating it...

Caesareans In U.S. At All-Time High

...The increase is attributed to fears of malpractice lawsuits in the event of a vaginal delivery going wrong, preferences of mothers and physicians, and the risks of attempting vaginal births after Caesareans. A C-section is major surgery which involves cutting open a women's abdomen to retrieve the baby. The ...

Gynaecologist Faces Stiff Prison Sentence On Counts Of Sexual Abuse

...inal ultrasound wand. Momah, 49, also faces civil lawsuits in which women claim that they were also sometimes deceived into being examined, operated on and sexually fondled by his twin, Dennis Momah, a general practitioner who is not certified in obstetrics and gynaecology. The women assert that the two brot...

Illicit body parts from cadavers used for transplant

...f the deceased. D’Arcy’s said his firm will file lawsuits against the company on behalf of the three patient...not tested positive for an infectious disease. The lawsuits allege the transplant material was not properly screened and fraudulently obtained, the Daily News s...

Guidant sold defective defibrillators with full knowledge

...t filings since the company began facing a wave of lawsuits this year. Guidant officials have maintained tha...k State and the city of Bethlehem, Pa., have filed lawsuits against Guidant seeking reimbursement for device-related health care costs. Another Guidant documen...

Boy Refused Compensation For HIV Infection Following Hospital Admission

...sly. There has been an increase in the number of lawsuits against numerous health agencies in China over HIV-tainted blood in recent years. Contrary to the above case, the applicants infected with the HIV virus have received financial compensation in numerous instances. The number of HIV-infected people in ...

French fries by McDonald's fries in another controversy

...to its French fries! Going by stats at least three lawsuits were filed in United States over its use of wheat ...es is higher than previously estimated. The three lawsuits were filed by consumers after they had French fries from the fast food giant’s shops and exhibited a...

UCI Liver Program jinxed with 4 more lawsuits

...gross mismanagement has to also battle the 50 plus lawsuits that have been filed. UCI was prompted to close the program in November soon after The Times reported that 32 patients died while waiting for transplants. At this time the UCI had also refused many livers that were worthy of transplant, because of ...

Tobacco industry legally sued by Manitoba and other provinces

...s it may very well be eliminated if the threatened lawsuits ever succeed....

Parkinson's Drug Leads To Increase in Gamblers

...ng. But this has not prevented some people to file lawsuits against drug manufacturers. They have mainly pointed out to various failures in their life such as lost jobs and gambling problems and attributing its cause mainly to this drug. Pharmaceutical firms such as Germany's Boehringer Ingelheim have toughen...

Could Long Tern Vioxx Users Suffer From Heart Attacks?

...st to involve long-term Vioxx users. About 10,000 lawsuits that have been filed against Merck over Vioxx drug complications. The commoners say that the drug company knew about the drug increased heart risks before they withdrew the medicine from the market. But the company failed to adequately warn users bec...

Doctor Grilled In Court For False Report About Vioxx Health Risk

...lted in heart attacks. More than 10, 000 different lawsuits has been filed against the controversial Vioxx, on grounds of product liability. The product, originally intended for arthritis treatment was withdrawn from the market in the September of 2004. The case was taken up for hearing recently. Attorney M...

Pepsi company in a lawsuit(soup)!

...sed to heat and light." The action means benzene lawsuits have now been filed against soft drinks firms in five different US states. Citing health concerns FDA has stressed that benzene levels it has found so far did not pose an immediate health risk to consumers, but that some reformulation would be requi...

Host of Benefits from Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

...nk between PDE-5 inhibitors and vision loss led to lawsuits filed last year against the maker of Viagra. According to the article’s authors, however, “analysis of clinical trial data in more than 13,000 men and on more than 35,000 patient-years of observation” found occurrence of the visual disorder to be sim...

Japanese Court Rules In Patients Favour Over Hepatitis C Scandal

...ime that a Japanese court has ruled in a series of lawsuits over the hepatitis C scandal....

Court Warns People Who Practice Unhealthy Sexual Traits

... ruling and said that it would result in vengeance lawsuits being filed against the former sexual partners to harass them. In the case of Bridget B.'s lawsuit nothing was proved and hence the court sent the case back to Los Angeles Superior Court for evidence gathering....

Drug Advertising needs to be Limited

...sion came following argument by some plaintiffs in lawsuits that Merck continued to promote the painkiller despite knowledge that it carried risks....

Malpractice Worry Discouraging Medical Students From Taking Up Obstetrics And Gynecology

...r the fear of high malpractice insurance costs and lawsuits are associated with our field of medicine," Dr. Deutsch said. In 2005, Florida ranked first in the top10 states with the most expensive average base rate medical malpractice premiums for obstetrician-gynecologists, according to the Medical Liabilit...

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