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Epidemic Fear In Mumbai Mounting Post-Floods

...y turn out to be fatal. Hearing public interest litigation filed by Mumbai film industry representatives, the court said the government should be prepared with sufficient medical supplies and doctors in case an epidemic broke out....

Provigil Patent Extension Accorded To Cephalon

...alon has settled the ‘provogil’patent infringement litigation with four generic firms, and under this settlement, each of the four defendants will have a non-exclusive royalty bearing right to market and sell a generic version of Provigil in the US, due to become effective in April 2012. ...

Court Issues Order NACO On Gay Issue

...ACO) and the Delhi government on a public interest litigation seeking legal// sanction to homosexuality. The litigation sought sanction through a repeal of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) whereby the practice ...

Doctors Strike In Andhra Enters The Second Day

...journed to Friday the hearing on a public interest litigation against the strike. The Andhra Pradesh Medical Students Association and the Andhra Pradesh Junior Doctors Association are demanding repeal of government order no.19, which gives nine more marks to in-service doctors in the entrance test for postgra...

Merck in the Dock Due To Vioxx

...ted to Vioxx, and said its reserve fund for future litigation stood at $685 million at the end of 2005. Wall Street is watching the Vioxx trials closely for clues about how much the Vioxx issue ultimately will cost Merck. Shares of Merck closed down 26 cents at $34.74 on the New York Stock Exchange....

Delhi Hospitals Cancel Holidays And Recalls Doctors

... "We are also planning to file a public interest litigation before the Supreme Court against police manhandling of women medical students, interns and doctors both in Delhi and Mumbai." Meanwhile, 100 resident doctors from five medical colleges in the capital continued their hunger strike for the second day...

Rs 5 Lakh Compensation To Patient For Negligence In Treatment

...rdered the St Stephen's Hospital to pay Rs 5000 as litigation cost. "The hospital had caused sufferings to Sharma that were lasting for long seriously affecting his capacity to earn as the sole earning member of his family", the Forum observed. As per the the complaint, Sharma was referred to the said hospi...

The Most Natural Thing in the World

...medical anthropologists, sociologists, and medical litigation lawyers. Conference co-convenor, Dr Alphia Possa... political landscape. "We'll look at how fear of litigation and medical negligence is affecting Australian women's prenatal and postnatal care," she says. "Th...

BreastScreen Australia Is Being Sued Towards Medical Negligence

...nsland. They have now hired one of Australia's top litigation firms, Maurice Blackburn Cashman, to mount a medical negligence case. It was explained by the firm that in the case of Ms Naismith the cancer had spread to her bones, and that she has been given two years to live, at most. Their lawyer, Sarah Yello...

NIACL to Pay Rs 2.19 lakh for Repudiating Mediclaim Policy

... lakh as full and final compensation including the litigation cost. As per Khosla's complaint, he, on November one, 1991, bought a mediclaim insurance policy for a year from the NIACL. Later, he kept on renewing the policy. In June 1994, Khosala was admitted to Escorts Heart Institute following some cardiac...

New Medical College to be set up in Bangalore

...olleges are to be set up this year. They are under litigation in the Supreme Court.' He said, ‘The petition is on August 28, depending on this, action will be taken.’ The CM also mentioned proposals for the setting up of an IIT in the city....

Teflon not toxic after all says reports

... DuPont plants. This company which still faces a litigation and a class action suit this December, contends that toxicity of perfluorooctanoic acid, upon humans is yet to be proven. Source-Newswise MST...

Inaccurate reporting of child physical abuse by healthcare staff

...ng. Confronting families, inexperience and fear of litigation were also common barriers to reporting. "The ability to recognise physical abuse and willingness to report it varied between the groups" says lead researcher Dr Anne Lazenbatt, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University Belfast,...

Maharashtra Cracks Down On Fake Doctors

.... Following a case of negligence, public interest litigation was filed against a fraudulent doctor by a Govandi resident, Mariappa Gangau. His pregnant wife had died following medical negligence while under the treatment of an unqualified bogus doctor. The report was presented before the Bombay High Court by ...

Oncology Drug Pemnat Launched By NATCO

... new generic version will not get entangled in any litigation issues whatsoever. The company, in a news release, has informed that, Pemnat will be invaluable to lung cancer patients in whom curative surgery may not help. It ca be used to treat non-small cell lung cancer and certain types of malignant pleural...

Indian Scientist Sues International Genetic Centre for $5 Million

...reputation". Events leading to the unprecedented litigation involving an international research centre and a t...d under its staff rules. Besides damages, costs of litigation ($1 million) have also been claimed. Madan Mohan, who had put in more than 17 years of service at...

Third Successful Hand Transplant Accomplished at United States

... wait for six years, which included three years in litigation with his insurance company and another three years on the waiting list of the transplant. Thus because of the delay doctors found the transplant difficult, as the blood vessels tend to shrink if not utilized over such a long span. "It's like clos...

Obstacles to Reducing Human Injury and Death Due to Medical Error

...ntability. In the United States, civil malpractice litigation has become so fierce that hospitals regard interna...tion the relative infrequency of civil malpractice litigation -- enhances the social importance of criminal law as a way of increasing transparency in the medical...

Orissa Hospital, Surgeon Fined for Wrong Treatment

...the clinic and the doctor to pay Rs.10,000 towards litigation expenses, Bag said. Source-IANS...

More Americans Die Due To Side Effects From Prescription Drugs Every Year: Report

...ugh case, and then there will be a sudden storm of litigation that will have immediate and enormous implications for defendants,” they wrote. The article also outlines several potential defenses for at-risk parties, and recommends they and the legal community be ready for a new wave of lawsuits. “If signifi...

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