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Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

Incorrectly treated fractures in children are one of the errors most frequently confirmed in the arbitration process. This was the conclusion reached by Heinrich Vinz and Johann Neu of the Arbitration Board of the North German Medical Associations, Hanover, in the current edition of Deutsches rzt...

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nation's 111th Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Judge Sotomayor's confirmation today by the U.S. Senate to be our nation's next Supreme Court Justice is a moment of great pride for all Americans. As a Latina and a mother, I can say to my daughter that all dreams are possible," said Dr. J...

Union of American Physicians and Dentists: Court Appointee El-Sabaawi Practicing Medicine Without a License?

Psychiatric Care at Five California State Hospitals In Hands of Unlicensed Doctor OAKLAND, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) has filed a complaint against Mohamed El-Sabaawi with the California Medical Board after disco...

Providence Service Corporation Comments on U.S. Court of Appeals' Decision to Uphold Federal Injunction Blocking California's 10% Cut in Medi-Cal Payments

TUCSON, Ariz., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today commented on the recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding the August 2008 federal injunction prohibiting the 10% cut in California's Medi-Cal...

Federal Appeals Court Protects California Home Care Pay

SEIU deals Governor's wage cuts for home care workers one more legal blow OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California home care recipients, care providers and their union, SEIU, are hailing another legal victory in their campaign to prevent the Schwarzenegger Adm...

UK Court of Appeal Rules in Smith & Nephew's Favour

HULL, England, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN) (NYSE: SNN ) announced that the UK Court of Appeal has ruled as invalid all claims asserted against Smith and Nephew of the patent EP 0 626 720 that is licensed to K...

Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles

It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Beware of the dangers that lurk in sand castles, researchers warn. Scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have ...

Contemptible: Governor, State Officials Defy Court Order to Stop Home Care Cuts, Says SEIU

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents more than 200,000 California home care workers, filed a motion with U.S. District Court to hold the State in contempt for illegally cutting the wages of In-Home Supportive S...

Ohio Supreme Court Supports Regulation of Dangerous Abortion Drug

CHICAGO, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-life forces won an important battle yesterday when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that abortion providers, under a state law regulating the administration of RU-486, must strictly comply with the FDA-approved protocol for the dangerous abortion drug. ...

Ohio Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to Planned Parenthood in Upholding Regulation of 'Abortion Pill'

CHICAGO, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-life forces won an important battle yesterday when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled to uphold a state law regulating that abortion centers must properly follow FDA guidelines in administering RU-486 (also known as the "abortion pill") in order to protect ...

New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling Enhances Air Ambulance Safety

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Air ambulance safety has been greatly enhanced by a recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision affirming an appellate court opinion that holds hospitals responsible for screening the competency of the air ambulance operators they hire, said the lead trial attorn...

Appeals Court OKs Multimillion-Dollar Judgment for Dallas Doctor

Wrongful firing led to doctor's claims of slander, breach of contract DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dallas doctor who won an $8.6 million judgment against his employer two years ago won again Thursday, when an appellate court affirmed the judgment in his favor. The Court of Appeals...

CetylMax(R) and Flexadren(R) Win Federal Lawsuit - Court Rules Against Imagenetix

SAN DIEGO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CetylMax, LLC and Flexadren, LLC, manufacturers and distributors of tablet form and topical Cetylated Fatty Acids (CFA's) products aiding in joint support and pain relief, announced today that Imagenetix (OTC Bulletin Board: IAGX), the manufacturer of Celadrin, d...

Delaware Chancery Court Grants Galil Medical Ltd.'s Motion for Expedited Proceeding in Suit Against Endocare

YOKNEAM, Israel and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 15, 2009, the Honorable William B. Chandler III, Chancellor for the State of Delaware, granted Galil Medical Ltd.'s motion for an expedited trial in Galil's recently-filed lawsuit against Endocare, Inc., arising out of Endo...

U.S. Drug Czar Addresses 2,500 Drug Court Professionals, Voices Strong Support for Expanding Drug Courts Throughout the Nation

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National figures, stars from the world of sports and entertainment, public health and justice professionals, and Drug Court graduates gathered today in Anaheim, California to celebrate 20 years of Drug Court and call for a Drug Court to...

Want to Learn How to Testify? New Home Study Course by Practicing Physician Teaches Medical Malpractice Defendants and Physicians How to be Effective in Court

"Medical Malpractice Expert Witnessing: Introductory Guide for Physicians and Medical Professionals" (Potomac Press, ISBN-10: 1420058959, 592 pages) with a complete CD-ROM by Perry Hookman MD can be purchased at http://www.MedMalBook.com . Rockville, MD (PRWE...

LCA Hails US Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm Lower Court Ruling Tobacco Companies Guilty of Massive Fraud and Deception

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the US Court of Appeals' decision on Friday upholding the 2006 ruling that found tobacco companies guilty of fraud and lying about the dangers and addictiveness of smoking. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin...

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms 2006 Lower Court Ruling That Tobacco Companies Committed Fraud for Five Decades and Lied About the Dangers of Smoking

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unan...

Statement by American Legacy Foundation(R): Findings of Decades of Massive Fraud by Tobacco Industry Upheld in U.S. Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legacy Foundation(R) applauds today's unanimous decision in U.S. v. Philip Morris, et, al . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court's findings that the tobacco industry en...

QLT Announces Court Response to Motion to Dismiss and Removal of Case to Federal Court

Oral Ruling Issued in Massachusetts General Hospital Lawsuit VANCOUVER, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI ; TSX: QLT) announced that on May 21, 2009, the District Court of Massachusetts ("District Court") issued an oral ruling on QLT's Motion to Dismiss all the claims f...

Americans United for Life Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees

WASHINGTON , May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) announces today a new legal prospectus on the probable "short list" of President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, and their records on life issues. AUL is the nation's first national pro-life organization and ...

Blue Cross Reverses Position on Autism After Federal Court Litigation Intensifies

DETROIT, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In federal court litigation, Johns v Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Case no. 08-cv-12272, Plaintiff Christopher Johns contends that Blue Cross illegally denied behavioral therapy to his autistic son, even though it was covered by his insurance policy. Plaintiff...

VersaCourt's Basketball Court Makes a Mom's Dream Come True

Family surprised with basketball court and goal on Live with Regis and Kelly. Lamar, MO (PRWEB) May 8, 2009 -- The Kilbert family of Clovis, California was honored by Live with Regis and Kelly's 2009 Mom's Dream Come True Contest. VersaCourt International and VersaCour...

Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio Visits Capitol Hill to Support Drug Courts and Calls on Congress to Put a Drug Court Within Reach of Every American in Need

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trey Anastasio, lead singer of the rock band Phish and proud Drug Court graduate, visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 6, to participate in a day-long celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of Drug Court. Mr. Anastasio joined the National...

Smith & Nephew Encouraged by United Kingdom NPWT Patent Court Decision

HULL, England, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management business (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announces that the Patents Court, in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, has ruled as invalid 7 out of the 10 claims asserted against Smith & Nephew of the...

Amber Court Assisted Living Communities Reaffirms Its Commitment To Seniors On Medicaid

Amber Court ( http://www.AmberCourtAL.com ) reaffirms its commitment to seniors on Medicaid. New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen's investigation of Wisconsin-based Assisted Living Concepts, revealed a history of evictions when residents depleted their personal savings. ...

Amber Court Assisted Living Communities Reaffirms its Commitment to Seniors on Medicaid

Amber Court ( http://www.AmberCourtAL.com ) reaffirms its commitment to seniors on Medicaid. New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen's investigation of Wisconsin-based Assisted Living Concepts, revealed a history of evictions when residents depleted their personal savings. WESTBU...

Korein Tillery Takes Herbicide Atrazine Case to the Court of Public Opinion

ST. LOUIS, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- For Steve Tillery of the law firm of Korein Tillery, the threat of the herbicide Atrazine to our environment and the health of every citizen of America is a cause he's ready to take on. "This issue is much bigger than a case in a court of law. This issue belon...

Louisiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Board Certified Interventional Pain Physicians

Interventional Pain Management Techniques to be Performed Exclusively by Trained Medical Physicians to Ensure Patient Safety NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a c...

United States District Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against NUHW and Former Leaders of SEIU UHW; Court Orders Information and Property Belonging to SEIU UHW Members to Be Returned

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a temporary restraining order ("TRO") against the former leaders of SEIU UHW and their new union, NUHW. The TRO orders the return of all information, file...

AAID Hails Florida Court Verdict Allowing Advertising of Bona Fide Dental Credentials

CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida judge has ruled that a state law restricting how dentists can advertise credentials issued by bona fide professional organizations is unconstitutional and violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution. The American Academy of Implan...

Appeals Court Affirms That J&J Stents Infringe Boston Scientific Patent; Claims Against TAXUS Liberte Dismissed

NATICK, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) announced today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in the Company's stent litigation with Johnson and Johnson (J&J). The Court of Appeals upheld the District C...

District Court Decision Received in CONCERTA(R) Patent Case

TITUSVILLE, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has rendered a decision in the patent litigation between Alza Corporation, McNeil-PPC, Inc. and Andrx Pharmaceuticals LLC. McNeil Pediatrics, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., whi...

U.S. District Court Finds the FDA's Actions on Plan B(R) Tainted by Politics

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a U.S. District Court ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed politics to taint their decision to make Plan B(R) available over-the-counter (OTC) for individuals age 18 and older. The judge recognized that the FDA gave into political pre...

Advocates for Youth Applauds Court Ruling on EC Age Restriction

FDA Ordered to Make Decisions Based on Science, Not Ideology WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to restrict over-the-counter access to Plan B (the dedica...

Federal Court Rules FDA Must Reconsider Plan B Decision

FDA Ordered to Make a Decision Based on Scientific Fact, Not Politics NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York rejected the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to limit over-the-counter access to the emergency ...

German Federal Patent Court Invalidates Wake Forest NPWT Patents Licensed to KCI

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew Inc.'s Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announced that the German Federal Patent Court in Munich has held the Wake Forest patent for negative pressure (NPWT) licensed to Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (...

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Consumers Injured by Dangerous Drugs, Says Hissey Kientz, LLP

A ruling this week by the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the rights of consumers who are injured by dangerous drugs, according to Hissey Kientz, LLP . “The Supreme Court’s ruling this week is an important victory for plaintiffs who have been hurt by dangerous or defective drugs,&rdq...

DRI - the Voice of the Defense Bar Responds to Supreme Court Ruling in Wyeth v. Levine

Prominent Legal Organization Optimistic About Ongoing Role for Federal Preemption in Future Liability Cases CHICAGO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DRI - the Voice of the Defense Bar has responded to the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Wyeth v. Levine , an important recent ...

High Court Ruling Against Preemption Hurts Patients, Helps Trial Lawyers

DALLAS, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling against preemption is disastrous for patient access to necessary medicines and research for new therapies, and clearly elevates trial lawyers and local juries as the de facto authority on drug safety. The high court ...
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