Judge Holds Maryland Damages Cap Not Applicable to Malpractice Cases
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a decision of broad impact to medical malpractice lawsuits across Maryland, a circuit judge in Rockville has refused to apply the state's "cap" on non-economic damages
in a malpractice case.
Judge John Debelius ruled that when the Maryland General ...
Baron & Budd Wins Damages for Six Families of Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims
PHILADELPHIA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawsuits brought by the families of six Pennsylvania men who died of malignant mesothelioma were successfully resolved this past week, announced Baron & Budd, P.C. The deceased men -- an electrician, a carpenter, a pipefitter, a maintenance worker, a wee...
Sayles Werbner Earns Rare Texas Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Punitive Damages Award in Medical Malpractice Case
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from the Dallas
litigation firm Sayles Werbner are announcing a rare Supreme Court of Texas
opinion upholding a medical malpractice award for the family of a man who
died of a heart attack after waiting 12 hours for treatment following his
SEIU Seeks Damages for CNA's Effort to Silence Workers, Suppress Criticism of Anti-Union Tactics
Service Employees International Union files anti-SLAPP motion against
the California Nurses Association, submits application to vacate TRO
OAKLAND, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Service
Employees International Union (SEIU) today filed an anti-Strategic Law...
EPA Decision on Ozone Standards Further Damages Public Health
Rejected standards recommended by health advocates would have saved
Hispanic Leaders Call on Congress to Hold Agency Responsible for Deaths
WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A failure in EPA
leadership has again demonstrated that protecting the public's health ...
Anti-cancer drug damages brain vessels
The cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) is used to treat advanced bowel cancer in combination with chemotherapy. This drug targets a protein called VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) that stimulates blood vessel growth. Avastin inhibits the growth of tumors by cutting off their blood supply, ...
Novel MRI Technique Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
CHICAGO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers have
identified structural damage to the lungs caused by secondhand cigarette
The results of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of
Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and The Children's Hosp...
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
Researchers say their study is the first to prove a connection,,
MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), U.S. researchers have identified structural damage to the lungs caused by secondhand smoke.
This is the first study to produce evidenc...
Secondhand smoke damages lungs, MRIs show
Its not a smoking gun, but its smoking-related, and its there in bright medical images: evidence of microscopic structural damage deep in the lungs, caused by secondhand cigarette smoke. For the first time, researchers have identified lung injury to nonsmokers that was long suspected, but not prev...
Novel MRI technique shows secondhand smoke damages lungs
CHICAGO For the first time, researchers have identified structural damage to the lungs caused by secondhand cigarette smoke.
The results of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia in Pen...
Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Shows
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is clear evidence
that small amounts of fluoride, at or near levels added to U.S. water
supplies, present potential risks to the thyroid gland, according to the
National Research Council's (NRC) first-ever published review of the
AGA Medical Corporation Begins Proceedings Against Occlutech to Recover Damages
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AGA Medical Corporation (AGA) today
announced that, following its previously announced favorable patent
infringement final ruling by the German court of appeals over Occlutech GmbH
of Jena, Germany (Occlutech), it has calculated and notified Occlutech of th...
Mass Financial Corp. Launches Lawsuit Against Elekta AB, Seeks Substantial Damages
HONG KONG, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mass Financial Corp. ("MASS") Hong
Kong announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of
British Columbia, Canada against Elekta AB, ("Elekta") Stockholm, Sweden
and other for breach of contract and contract interference. In the lawsuit
Drug Used to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child Damages DNA
HIV transmission from mother to child can occur in utero, during labor or from breastfeeding. If left untreated, approximately 25 percent of newborns// exposed to the virus from their infected mothers will become infected themselves and potentially develop AIDS. Fortunately, antiretroviral drug com...
Drug Used to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child Damages DNA
HIV transmission from mother to child can occur in utero, during labor or from breastfeeding. If left untreated, approximately 25 percent of newborns exposed// to the virus from their infected mothers will become infected themselves and potentially develop AIDS. Fortunately, antiretroviral drug com...
Severe PTSD Damages Children's Brains: Study
Severe stress can damage a child's brain, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard //Children's Hospital. The researchers found that children with post-traumatic stress disorder and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol were likely to experience a decrea...
Skin Damages Caused by Cancer Radiation Therapy Reduced by Tea Extracts
Studies conducted by American and German researchers suggest that tea can soothe the skin damages
caused by Cancer Radiation Therapy. //
The Mode of Action of Tea
Studies were conducted on patients using Green Tea and Black Tea on human and rat WBC in cultures prepared in laboratory. This...
MRI Detects Early Heart Damages In Patients
According to a study conducted by cardiologists of Duke University Medical Center, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used as a conventional method for detecting heart// damages
early in patients with the immune system disorder sarcoidosis, who are at higher risk of dieing from heart problems....
Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Recent studies of long-term clinical data has revealed that treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine (two anti-parasitic drugs) during the first year of life// leads to a lasting reduction in brain and eye damage for children with congenital toxoplasmosis.
In the May 15 issue of the journ...
Food packaging with Bisphenol A damages the brain
A University of Cincinnati (UC) research team comprising Scott Belcher, PhD, did a study that Bisphenol A shows negative effect in brain tissue// 'at surprisingly low doses.'
Worded by Dr. Belcher, 'These new studies are also the first to show that oestrogen’s rapid signalling mechanisms are ...
The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live
HIV infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART regime) are forced to stop the treatment because of the toxic side effects of the treatment, which causes liver damage. According to a study led by Dr. Raymond T. Chung, who presented the findings at Digestive Disease Week in Atl...
Children Living Near Roads are Prone to Lung Damages
A study finds that the children who lived close to main roads had a significant decrease in lung function. The study findings were published online by 'The Lancet' medical journal.//
The U.S. researchers said on Friday that the young people, from age of 10-18, growing up near the roadways (wi...
Underground Air - Associated With - DNA Damages
According to a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet, our everyday environments are full of airborne// particles that are harmful to varying degrees when inhaled. Particularly damaging to our cellular DNA are the particles from the underground system in Stockholm, Sweden.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Cause Liver Damages
People suffering from Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder, know that they shouldn't smoke or be around smokers because they are at increased risk for// developing emphysema at a young age. In addition, a new research had found that some patients with alpha-1-antitrypsin (AT) deficien...
Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled
On June 10, 2009, Judge Charles Porter granted a motion permitting the Hills to amend their complaint to add claims for punitive damages
against Ambassadors Group Inc.; Ambassador Programs; People to People Student Ambassadors; docleaf Ltd.; Dr. David Perl and Larry McGonnell, both in E...
Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation
...cedures to try to distinguish science questions from policy questions," said Boehlert. "Often, policy disputes are cast as fights over science. This damages
the credibility of science and obscures the real issues that ought to be debated. For example, how much risk a substance poses to human health or the...
Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery
New Treatment Succeeds after Laser Fails in Diabetic Patients; Treatment also Controls Cystoid Macular Edema after Cataract Surgery
the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye, the area that transmits images to the optic nerve. In type 2 diabetes patients, retinopathy vision ...
Schering-Plough Reports Proposed Settlement in Litigation Involving Planned Merger with Merck
...eing filed today, provides for Schering-Plough to make additional disclosures related to the proposed merger, which are contained in the Form 8-K. No damages
would be paid by Schering-Plough in connection with this proposed settlement. The parties agreed that plaintiffs' counsel may apply to the Court for ...
Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results
...and ability of our customers to maintain and/or increase utilization to meet the new proficiency standards in sufficient numbers, potential losses or damages
arising from any legal settlements or judgments related to the Ormco litigation, including the issuance of a permanent injunction, or other equitable ...
Align Technology Provides Update on Patent Litigation with Ormco Corporation
... The jury only determined liability. Any monetary damages
will be determined in a later trial, which has not...ntered judgment; that discovery regarding possible damages
is a lengthy and time consuming process involving ...l the liability decision and request a stay of the damages
phase of the case pending appeal
On July ...
New Outpatient Treatment for Heartburn-Related Problem Stops Esophageal Cancer Before It Starts
... Barrett's is a heartburn-related problem that damages
the esophagus after repeated exposure to stomach acid. Barrett's sufferers are 125 times more likely to develop cancer of the esophagus, and such case...
Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers
...ealth professional face a claim, allied health professional liability insurance from Business Insurance Now would pay for a legal defense, as well as damages
that the provider or his or her business may be legally required to pay, up to the dollar limit specified by the policy.
Allied health professiona...
UK Smoking Ban Fuels Rise In Surgery
...s of smoking in terms of aging are significant. Wrinkles, sagging and lines are all as a result of the free radicals present in cigarette smoke, which damages
the skin's collagen and in turn reduce its elasticity and smoothness. The classic signs of a smoker are lines and wrinkles on the face, particularly p...
As Lawsuits Hit the MTA, Personal Injury Lawyers Consider How Much is Too Much, or Too Little
... New York (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 -- Each year, New York City's chronically cash-strapped metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spends millions to pay for damages
caused to riders.
Unfortunately things aren't looking up for the MTA. The numbers of people claiming they were injured on transit property co...
Celiac Disease Making Inroads in U.S.
...tudy. "It now affects about 1 in 100 people."
Celiac disease is caused by an intolerance to gluten in wheat, barley and rye. An autoimmune reaction damages
the small intestine and can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, weight loss, anemia, unexplained infertility, loss of teeth and even prematur...
Prometheus Launches MyCeliacID(TM), the First Do it Yourself, Saliva-Based Genetic Test Dedicated to Celiac Disease
... the saliva sample.
Celiac disease is an immune-mediated digestive disease that is triggered by the consumption of gluten and damages
the small intestine, interfering with the absorption of nutrients from food. Symptoms of celiac disease may vary significantly from person to person a...
Discus Dental Files Suit to Protect BriteSmile(R) Trademark
...emark, a court order prohibiting BSML from future use of the trademark, and damages
to its valuable intellectual property rights associated with the trademarke..."Regrettably, we believe that BSML is conducting its business in a way that damages
the image and reputation of our BriteSmile(R) brand," said Robert Cartagena...
Align Technology Announces Jury Verdict in Patent Litigation With Ormco Corporation
... prosecution laches or unclean hands, equitable defenses that the Court will rule on at a later date. The jury only determined liability; any monetary damages
will be determined in a later trial. The verdict does not currently preclude Align from selling its Invisalign System.
Align believes the facts a...
Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain
... A UCLA study has discovered that chronic exposure during pregnancy to miniscule levels of carbon monoxide damages
the cells of the fetal brain, resulting in permanent impairment. The journal BMC (BioMed Central) Neuroscience published the findings June 22 in it...
Galil Medical Ltd. Sues HealthTronics for Interfering with the Galil/Endocare Merger Agreement
...e Court to enjoin HealthTronics from further interfering with a merger agreement between Galil and Endocare, Inc., and to order that HealthTronics pay damages
to Galil for the harm it has suffered as a result of HealthTronics' tortious interference with Galil's rights under that agreement. In the suit, Gali...