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Investigation to Show Harassment, Legal Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers and Women Seeking Abortions

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Center for Reproductive Rights will release the results of an investigation of abortion clinics in six states demonstrating that attacks, harassment, discriminatory legal restrictions and stigma are causing a shortage of ab...

Fall Prevention/Protection - Slip and Fall Accredited Training for Legal Practices

Medical Nurse Training, Inc. announces two programs that will increase patient settlements, assist representation at trial, and bring Attorneys state of the art fall prevention and protection training. (PRWEB) June 2, 2009 -- Medical Nurse Training, Inc. announces two p...

Study shows gay couples want legal rights, regardless of marriage

New research from North Carolina State University shows that gay and lesbian couples are forming long-term, committed relationships, even in the absence of the right to marry. However, couples surveyed for the study overwhelmingly said they would get married if they could in order to secure legal ...

Contracts adding legal twist to family health care

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Financial contracts to care for sick or aging relatives nearly unthinkable just a decade ago are drawing new interest as everyday Americans wrestle with the time and expense of providing long-term health care, a University of Illinois legal expert says. Law professor Richard ...

Study: Lower Legal Drinking Age Increases Poor Birth Outcomes

Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people. Athens, Ga. (Vocus) May 21, 2009 -- Amid renewed calls to consider red...

Study: Lower legal drinking age increases poor birth outcomes

Athens, Ga. Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people. "Our findings suggest that a lower drinking age increases risky sexual behavior am...

Town Hall Meeting to Be Held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to Educate and Empower Garfield Residents on Medical and Legal Issues Related to Chromium Contamination

All Garfield Residents Invited to VFW from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. GARFIELD, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The invasive, yet necessary, sample collection and testing currently taking place in homes, businesses and properties in Garfield, New Jersey, serves as a reminder to the city's re...

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 ...

UPDATE: Swine Flu Spread Will Trigger Difficult Legal Questions for Employers Says Noted Pillsbury Attorney

Note to News Outlets: This is a corrected update of a press release issued on April 28. Please discard earlier release. Managing impacted workforces and potential liabilities are just a few of the challenges facing employers NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Business managers followi...

Swine Flu Plans Triggering Difficult Legal Questions, Says Noted Pillsbury Attorney

Managing sick and concerned workers, navigating quarantine barriers and liabilities are just a few of the impact areas facing epidemic-wary managers NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Business managers following swine flu's (H1N1 influenza) spread and monitoring government advisories should p...

Containment Technologies Group Announces Results of Legal Action

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Containment Technologies Group, Inc. received a ruling from a federal judge in a lawsuit against The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Gregory F. Peters, Marghi R. McKeon and William T. Weiss relating to an article entitled Potential for Airborn...

Medical Mutual of Ohio Names Dugan Chief Legal Counsel

CLEVELAND , April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick J. Dugan is the new chief legal officer and executive vice president for Medical Mutual of Ohio. In this capacity, Dugan will manage the internal legal staff and coordinate legal activities with outside counsel. Since 1997, Dugan has served a...

In the Midst of a National Nurse Shortage Crisis ... Nurses Celebrate Landmark Legal Settlement That Will Help Ensure Fair Compensation & Bring More RNs to the Bedside

The $1.25 Million deal is the first settlement in 5 lawsuits nationally aimed at stopping hospitals from conspiring to depress nurse wages ALBANY, N.Y., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses today applauded the announcement of a settlement in a class action lawsuit which was reached bet...

Miami Beach Real Estate Attorney Announces Specialized Legal and Realty Services for Clients Buying Bank-Owned Luxury Miami Beach Condos

Luxury Miami Beach Condo Buyers from Canada, United States, and Europe seek out the professional and confidential services of Board Certified Miami Real Estate Attorney and Licensed Realtor Christian N. Folland, Esq. The huge increase in REO, or foreclosed bank-owned, Miami Beach condos, Miami...

Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Opens New Office in New Castle to Serve Legal Needs of Delaware Families

Full-service civil law firm with focus on personal injury, workers comp and estate planning expands with second office in state, also adds new attorney in Wilmington office Wilmington, Del. (Lexis Nexis) January 6, 2009 -- Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, one of the ...

The Doctors Company Launches Southeast Legal Summit to Provide Industry's Best Claims Defense for Physicians

The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, launched its first Southeast Legal Summit to ensure that attorneys representing The Doctors Company's member physicians have the most current information regarding the defense of medical malpractice comp...

The Doctors Company Launches Southeast Legal Summit to Provide Industry's Best Claims Defense for Physicians

The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, launched its first Southeast Legal Summit to ensure that attorneys representing The Doctors Company's member physicians have the most current information regarding the defense of medical malpractice comp...

United American Healthcare Corporation Issues Statement on Legal Motion Regarding Stock Repurchase Program

DETROIT, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United American Healthcare Corporation (Nasdaq: UAHC ), which owns and provides comprehensive healthcare management services to a managed care organization in Tennessee, today issued the following statement regarding a legal motion filed today in Wayne C...

LegalView Reintroduces its Medical Malpractice Information Portal with Updated Links to Finding Immediate Legal Assistance

LegalView re-launched its medical malpractice legal portal to provide legal assistance to the hundreds of thousands of victims who suffer from potentially severe injuries derived from medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can affect nearly anyone undergoing a surgical procedure, including givi...

Texas Access to Justice Foundation Awards More Than $24 Million to Nonprofits Across the State for Legal Aid to Poor

An additional $350,000 in law student loan grants will be awarded to Texas public interest attorneys AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) has announced that its 2008-2009 allotment of grants, totaling more than $24 million, w...

More Legal Trouble for Elder Care Operator

15 Wash. Skilled Nursing Facilities Hit With Class Action Lawsuit SEATTLE, Aug. 22, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit (Case #08-2-28645-2KNT), was filed today in King County Superior Court against Milwaukee-based Extendicare Homes, Inc., Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center, ...

Re-Designed Legal Website Includes Blog

Personal injury attorney Mark E. Seitelman announces a major website re-design, aimed specifically toward potential clients, with improved navigability, clear graphics and Plain English. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 5, 2008 -- Personal injury attorney Mark E. Seitelman a...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Responds to Attorney General's Complaint, Says Transaction Was Legal and Fully Authorized

DETROIT, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Attorney General announced on July 2 he was filing a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan challenging a capital transaction between BCBSM and Accident Fund. The Attorney General has taken the position that BCBSM is not authorized by ...

CA Legislature's 'Reform' of Health Insurance Cancellations Resembles Insurance Industry's Own Plan; Insurers, Satisfied With Getting a Legal Edge Against Patients, Drop Opposition to the Bill

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned today that a new bill to be voted on tomorrow would make it more difficult for patients to recover unpaid medical bills resulting from cancellations of coverage, even when the cancellations were illegal and unwar...

PacifiCare 'Rescission' Settlement Gives Lip Service to Patient Losses But Stacks Legal Deck in Favor of Insurers

"Reform" Legislation Given Green Light by Insurers SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement announced today by California health regulators acknowledged that patients should be able to recover unpaid medical bills following illegal cancellations of their health c...

CNA/NNOC Wins Key Legal Decision Protecting Right of Public Employees to Strike

Ruling Also Upholds Rights of 10,000 University of California RNs to Bargain Over Improved Patient Safety OAKLAND, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a huge victory for public employees, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee today won a majo...

New Legal Momentum Publication Exposes How Abstinence-Only Programs Harm Women and Girls

Report titled Sex, Lies & Stereotypes is Subject of Panel Discussion February 26 on Capitol Hill NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls, announces t...

Understanding College Student Mental Health: The Psychological, Institutional and Legal Issues

December 6 and 7, 2007 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mental health of college students, which has become the subject of nationwide discussion following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech last spring, will be examined at a conference at Hofstra University on Thu...

Penn wins $5M to start center for ethical, legal and social implications research

PHILADELPHIA A new Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research has been established at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a collaboration with the Schools of Nursing and Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School and the Annenberg School for Communic...

Los Angeles Jewish Home Support Group Continues High-Profile Speaker Program With Noted Legal Scholar and Expert Laurie L. Levenson

RESEDA, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executives, a support group of nearly 500 prominent business, community and political leaders dedicated to raising funds to support the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has announced noted legal scholar and expert Laurie L. Levenson will be the latest speaker...

Precyse Executive Authors New Book, The Legal Health Record

Precyse Solutions' Cheryl Servais, MPH, RHIA, VP of Compliance and Privacy Officer, new book summarizes current standards for a legal health record WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse Solutions, the leader in driving peak performance within Health Information Management (HIM) departmen...

Sunrise Provides Status Report on Special Independent Committee Investigation; Provides Updates on Management's Internal Control Review Efforts and on Legal Proceedings

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ ) today announced an update on the status of the independent investigation being conducted by the Special Independent Committee of its Board of Directors, provided an update on management's Sarbanes-Oxley S...

Kelly Clarksons legal Marijuana Cookie Experiment in Amsterdam!

American singer Kelly Clarkson was apparently smart enough to cash in on the Dutch laws. The former American Idol winner admitted that she nibbled on a marijuana cookie while touring in the Netherlands. "It was in Amsterdam. It is legal there, and it is not legal here. I don't ever do ...

Indian Doctors in Britain Lose Legal Battle

A pall of gloom descended over thousands of doctors of Indian origin in Britain - many of them reduced to scrounging// for free meals in temples and gurudwaras - after they lost a case Friday against changes in immigration rules that make it virtually impossible to gain employment in the country's ...

Law Professor Finds Home Health Care Workers Have Few Legal Protections

As more and more Americans turn to in-home health care workers to take care of elderly family members, research from a University of Iowa law professor has found nobody is// taking care of the caregivers. Peggie Smith, an expert in employment law, has found that most home health care workers ...

Need for Legal Rights to Birth Parents

One of the leading adoption institute in U.S. named Evan B. Donaldson adoption institute insists about the necessity of bringing out legal protection in favour of birth parents// right now. It also ensures the pre adoption counseling for birth parents. The institute has made the following sug...

Scotland Plans To Raise The Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

The Health Ministry of Scotland has planned to raise its legal age for buying cigarettes from 16 to 18. Andy Kerr, Scotland's Health Ministry said //that the new legislation would go into effect from March. The legislation was planned following the recommendations made by an expert group on smo...

Greenpeace takes legal action against Thailand over GM crop

The suspected prevalent contamination of Thai farms with genetically modified papaya has led to suing of the Thailand government by an international //environmental group called Greenpeace. Greenpeace is to take legal action against those Thai Agriculture officials who permitted the supply of...

Scotland May Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

Plans are on the anvil to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes in Scotland to 18 years. Dr Laurence Gruer, director of public health for NHS Scotland has led a team of experts //who are to propose a change in the policy to the Scottish Executive. Health Minister Andy Kerr said that such a...

Step up the legal age for smoking, says BMA Scotland

With a view to deterring youngsters from smoking, the Doctors' representative body BMA Scotland has urged the government to raise the legal age to smoke from the present 16 to 18. According to the BMA chairman//, Dr Peter Terry, this would help in putting-off youngsters from smoking. Though t...
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