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Marin County Scandal and Elder Abuse Horror: Lawsuits Link 'Death Nurse,' Bay Area lawyers, Doctor and 'Blind Eye' by Local, State, and National Public Officials

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to lawsuits filed in Marin County Superior Court, San Francisco Attorneys Ruth Sullivan, daughter Laura Sullivan, and Dr. George Kimmerling, have just been added as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the 68-year-old daughter of descendant, 96-year-o...

Boston Cardinal O'Malley Withdraws Caritas Christi From Potential Abortion Scandal

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from American Life League president Judie Brown regarding Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley's announcement that archdiocese-affiliated Caritas Christi Healthcare has withdrawn ownership of CeltiCare Health Plan. The announcem...

American Life League: Revelations in Boston Archdiocese Caritas Scandal

BOARD MEMBERS SUPPORT PRO-ABORTION POLITICIANS WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 17, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts revealed that five of the nine members of scandal-ridden Caritas Christi's Board of Governors are major contributors to pro-abortion politici...

Clock Ticking In Boston Archdiocese Abortion Scandal

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Archdiocese of Boston is on track to provide abortion "services" and American Life League is rolling out an aggressive campaign to expose the scandal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) Celticare, the joint...

Aon Benfield Forecasts Potential Impact on the Insurance Industry Resulting From the Alleged Madoff Scandal

LONDON and CHICAGO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Benfield, the world's premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, released today a preliminary forecast of direct insured losses resulting from the alleged Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bi...

American Academy of Dermatology Caught in Pay-for-Play Scandal

Respected Dermatologist says 'I am revolted by it;' Petitions for Meeting at Upcoming San Antonio Conference WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of dermatologists, including Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman, director emeritus of the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York...

Tissue implant scandal heightens FDA’s concer

Due to the tissue suppliers’ scandals, the patients who received tendons, cartilage and other parts from donated cadavers//, are being advised to undergo tests for hepatitis and HIV. This is happening for the second time in a year. Since the federal officials won’t tell the number of people, ...

Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

Two Philippines examiners were charged with corruption Friday for leaking questions for a nursing examination, officials said, in a scandal that cast a shadow over the country's labour exports. They are the first two people to be charged in connection with the affair, which led to a US com...

Japanese Court Rules In Patients Favour Over Hepatitis C Scandal

A Japanese court has ruled that the pharmaceutical companies and the state were responsible for transmitting hepatitis C through a contaminated medical product// , and has awarded damages to nine people who had acquired the disease. The 13 plaintiffs who sued for damages were prescribed fibrinogen ...

Minster Apologizes To Women Involved In Breast Cancer Screening Scandal

Paul Goggins, the new Health Minister of Northern Ireland, expressing his apology over the cancer screening scandal at the Ulster’s breast cancer center//, has stated that women who had suffered distress and anxiety can claim compensation. An alarming report had pointed out the delay in the can...

Despite Attacks, A.L.L. Calls on Catholic Organizations to Condemn 'Obamacare'

...form now," i.e. current legislation that includes tax-subsidized abortion and rationed care for the sick and elderly. A.L.L. was alerted to the scandal when supporters passed along an action alert issued jointly by Catholic Charities and the De Paul Society, in which they tell members and supporters: ...

A.L.L. Promises Caritas Christi Investigation After July 1

...ve been under intense scrutiny due to the abortion scandal that has rocked the Catholic and pro-life communit...ward an ever-increasing social problem. "This scandal will not go away quietly so long as mothers and th...League: Revelations in Boston Archdiocese Caritas scandal (17 June 2009) http://sev.prnewswire.com/heal...

VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

... Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The scandal over potentially tainted colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment used at three Veterans' Affairs hospitals made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U...

U.S. Public Lacks Confidence in FDA: Poll

...erned for the FDA," Taylor said. That could reflect concern with a slew of recent food-borne illness outbreaks, including the recent peanut/salmonella scandal and another salmonella outbreak in 2008 that was eventually traced to tainted jalapeno peppers. "Every time you get a food recall, spinach or tomat...

Anti Abortion Protesters will be at VP Biden Award at Georgetown Law School

...sary of the Violence Against Women Act) to present the "Legal Momentum Hero Award" to V.P. Biden. This is happening while Georgetown knows the scandal and outrage surrounding Obama's scheduled speech at Notre Dame on May 17. Missy Smith, Director of WAKEUP!, will lead the protest. Missy ...

Beth Israel Deaconess Urged to Investigate Member of Board of Overseers Who Raised Millions for Madoff

...patients, communities and caregivers, as well as to their charitable and fiduciary duties. As an indication of the far-reaching impact the Madoff scandal has had on local charities, one Massachusetts philanthropic organization recently sent a letter to 80 nonprofits stating that it will make no new gran...

Trust for America's Health Applauds President Obama's Call for a Complete Review of the U.S. Food Safety System

...encies among major food safety agencies. The full report can be found at: http://healthyamericans.org/reports/foodsafety08/ . "The peanut butter scandal shows that our nation's food safety system is broken and is in urgent need of modernization," said Jeff Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director of TFAH. "The ...

Low Doses of Melamine Won't Harm Kids' Kidneys

...hDay News) -- Low doses of melamine did not cause severe kidney problems in children exposed to the industrial chemical during the recent tainted milk scandal in China, Hong Kong researchers report. The study is one of the first to measure the health impact of exposure to low doses of melamine, which was ...

RNs Charge Jackson Health System, Service Union Broke State Law in Harassment of Hospital Nurses

...SEIU's recent controversies: Links to the corruption scandal involving Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. SEIU is Blagojevich's top campaign... returns and other public documents. That scandal has also led to the resignation of the head of SEIU's California State Coun...

China Yingxia International, Inc. to Promote Benefits of Its Soy Milk Products Over Scandal-Stricken Cow's Milk in China

...mphasize the advantages of its soy milk products in the light of the recent scandal of tainted cow's milk in China. The Company's soy milk products are made of...le the company to certify the safety of the end product. "With the recent scandal involving contaminated cow's milk in China, Chinese consumers will evaluate...

Kings County Death: NAMI Calls for Criminal Probe; Survey Shows Psychiatric Emergency Room Delays Are National Problem

...ychiatric patients every week to other facilities due to unavailable psychiatric beds at their hospitals. In 2003, New York was forced to confront a scandal involving adult homes for people living with mental illness. In other states, the U.S. Department of Justice has been forced to launch investigations....

Alert - UnitedHealth Group Shareholders Meeting, Thursday June 5, Will Vote on Shareholder Resolution on Advisory Vote on Executive Pay

...ry club memberships and payment of income taxes for executives are of concern. -- In the case of UnitedHealth Group, the backdated stock options scandal by then CEO William McGuire, leading to "the largest executive-pay giveback in history" (Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2007) of $620 mi...

Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant

...cts from China have been an ongoing worry for the FDA. If the heparin contamination turns out to be deliberate, it would be reminiscent of last year's scandal when a Chinese company was charged with adding the toxic chemical melamine to an ingredient used in U.S. pet food that killed thousands of dogs and ca...

Heparin Problems Reported in Germany

...cts from China have been an ongoing worry for the FDA. If the heparin contamination turns out to be deliberate, it would be reminiscent of last year's scandal when a Chinese company was charged with adding the toxic chemical melamine to an ingredient used in U.S. pet food that killed thousands of dogs and ca...

Walter Reed Anniversary Exposes More McCain Double Talk

...er his presidential campaign. Days after the story broke, McCain blamed the scandal on former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld, saying "the fruits of Rumsfeld...care upon returning home. [2007 Senate Vote #76, 3/15/07] McCain Blamed scandal on Rumsfeld's Management of War. Days after the story broke, McCain told a ...

U.S. Food Safety: The Import Alarm Keeps Sounding

...t of Agriculture. Imported Disasters Perhaps the most high-profile examples of these potential dangers come from last year's tainted pet food scandal and the halting of questionable food products from China. The pet food disaster, which slowly evolved into the largest recall of pet food in U.S....

Nation's Largest Retailers Accused of Organic Fraud

... CORNUCOPIA, Wis., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a scandal now ensnaring some of the nations leading retailers, a series of lawsuits h...rganic law that were found by federal investigators. "This is the largest scandal in the history of the organic industry," said Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia...

Record-Breaking Financial Recovery Made in UnitedHealth Backdating Case

...gainst UnitedHealth. "Significant corporate governance reforms are still needed to ensure that the kinds of abuses that gave rise to this backdating scandal in the first place do not occur again," explained Nappier. She continued, "Although the Company already has adopted reforms since we commenced this li...

Shape Shifting on Veterans Day

...tionally count to get a low number, you'll get a low number. Obviously, someone wants a low number. But what happens as a result? For one thing, the scandal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center developed as Washington officials dazzled each other with low "casualty counts," but this was just the tip of an ug...

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

...stics and must be implemented urgently to end what the study authors call a scandal of invisibility. In the lead paper of The Lancets Who Counts series, pro... to various causes in their populations. In their Lancet paper, titled A scandal of Invisibility: Making Everyone Count by Counting Everyone, Setel, a resea...

Physios Find It Difficult to Find Job in NHS

...es are all paid for by the NHS, the numbers are commissioned by the NHS and the NHS therefore has a responsibility, we would suggest. It is a complete scandal that we have now got a position where it looks as if a sizeable number of the 2007 graduates won't be able to get in." A spokesman for the Depart...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...e. It causes severe diarrhoea and illness and in the most serious cases can lead to death. Nicola Sturgeon has promised tougher action to end the scandal of patients falling ill in the place they go to recover. She said infections are most prevalent in elderly, medical and surgical wards. Experts a...

Los Angeles Diocese Opts for Huge Payout in Sexual Abuse Cases

...nd some type of healing in this process, he said. The settlement is the largest ever by a Roman Catholic diocese since the clergy sexual abuse scandal erupted in Boston in 2002. The largest payout so far has been by the Diocese of Orange, Calif., in 2004, for $100 million. Facing a flood of a...

Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...re were other legal technicalities, like when the victim came forward and whether he or she had filed a previous lawsuit that was dismissed before the scandal exploded across the country. Mediators, which in most cases were L.A. County Superior Court Judges Charles W. McCoy and Peter Lichtman, came u...

China Closing in on US for Highest Number of Web-users

...ent example, last month the Internet was largely responsible for exposing a scandal in which hundreds of people worked as slaves in two Chinese provinces that ... brickyards was the trigger for the national press to finally report on the scandal that some rights groups say had been happening for years. President...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...s before some brain injuries may have been apparent. The military just adopted new procedures to spot these cases, too. The Walter Reed hospital scandal and problems with some VA nursing homes have led Republicans and Democrats to call for better care for this new crop of veterans. A lucky few get...

JK Rowling Intensifies Her Disabled Children's Rights Crusade

...el Group, which fights for better rights for children in institutions. Rowling began her campaign last year after reading a description of the scandal in The Sunday Times in 2004, which featured a picture of Vasek Knotek, a young boy in a care home near Prague whose face emerged from a bed encircled ...

Ninth HIV-infected Child Dies in Kazakhstan

... An HIV infection scandal in Kazakhstan deepened Tuesday with the death of a ninth child who contracted the virus at a hospital due to negligence, an AIDS centre said. ...

Hong Kong's Shopping Spree Surges On, and on

...ding 27 billion dollars -- more than the rest of the world combined. The bulk went on clothes, jewellery, watches and cosmetics, and despite a scandal earlier this year over the sale of fake jewellery to mainland buyers, their enthusiasm appears undimmed. During China's early May holiday week...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...aims. According to the suit, patients deemed "difficult" are handcuffed and forcibly injected with mood-altering drugs and beatings. "It's a scandal - the conditions here hark back to the Dickensian conditions in the worst facilities that you can think of," said Donna Lieberman, executive director ...
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