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Major Study of Malpractice Insurance Finds No Basis to Limit Liability of Unsafe Health Care Providers

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study released today by Americans for Insurance Reform finds that premiums and claims for doctors both have dropped significantly in recent years while the medical malpractice insurance industry is enjoying remarkable profits ...

ANDRES F. ALONSO, ESQ., a Partner in the Law Firm of PARKER WAICHMAN ALONSO LLP, Was Appointed Co-Lead Counsel to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2051

GREAT NECK, N.Y., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In an order filed on July 13, 2009, Judge Cecilia Altonaga, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida appointed as Lead Counsel to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation, Andres F....

Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers

New insurance option provides risk protection for audiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, music therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists/therapists Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Business Insurance Now now offers professional liability insur...

Health Coalition Sends Legislative Proposals for Medical Liability Reform to Congress

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today distributed a report on Capitol Hill, advocating legislative proposals for medical liability reform that they will push to have included in comprehensive health care reforms currently under ...

Leading Coalitions on Medical Liability Reform Join Forces

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) announced today that the coalition has established a strategic partnership with Protect Patients Now (PPN), a national grassroots organization founded by Doctors for Medical Liability Reform (DMLR). ...

InstaMed Achieves CAQH CORE Rules Certification, Streamlines Provider Access to Consistent Electronic Eligibility, Benefits and Patient Financial Liability Data

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- InstaMed, an integrated healthcare clearinghouse and payment processor serving healthcare providers of all sizes in every state, announced today that the InstaMed Platform and Network have achieved CAQH(R) Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange ...

Allied World U.S. Announces Strategic Response(SM) - Complimentary Service Added to General Liability Lead Umbrella Product

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied World Assurance Company (U.S.) Inc., a member company of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH ), today announced an added service to its General Liability Lead Umbrella product offered in the United States. The com...

Beazley's New Management Liability Coverage is Tailored to Unique Needs of Healthcare Organizations

CHICAGO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- By combining the expertise of its management liability and healthcare teams, Beazley Group (BEZ.L) has developed enhanced management liability coverage that is precisely tailored to the needs of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, long term care...

HCLA Releases Report on Status of Medical Liability Reform

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access released a report today on the status of medical liability reform on the state and federal level. The report detailed the success of liability reforms in states that have passed laws limiting non-economic ...

Why Are Healthcare Information Manufacturers Free of All Liability When Their Products Can Result in Medical Errors?

Commentary in JAMA: Penn Author Urges Changes that Hold Health Care Providers Responsible when Healthcare Technology Errs PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even when their products are implicated in harm to patients, manufacturers of healthcare information technology (HIT) cur...
Liability in Medical Technology

Alpharma Presents Data Addressing Abuse Liability Features, Safety and Efficacy on ALO-01 (EMBEDA(TM)) (morphine sulfate extended-release with sequestered naltrexone hydrochloride) at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Session

TAMPA, Fla., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alpharma Inc. (NYSE: ALO ), a global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced results from clinical trials that showed ALO-01 (EMBEDA(TM)) (morphine sulfate extended-release with sequestered naltrexone hydrochloride) capsules demonstrated ...

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...facturing problems with our products after they are on the market. Our business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and products liability claims. We depend on third parties for a significant portion of our manufacturing capacity for the supply of certain of our current and future produc...

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

...facturing problems with our products after they are on the market. Our business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and products liability claims. We depend on third parties for a significant portion of our manufacturing capacity for the supply of certain of our current and future produc...

Cyberonics Provides Update on Depression Post-Approval Study

...tial infringement claims; maintaining compliance with government regulations and obtaining necessary government approvals for new indications; product liability claims and potential litigation; reliance on single suppliers and manufacturers for certain components; the accuracy of management's estimates of futu...

Prospective Clinical Advantages of Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology Highlighted in Comparative Study

...t regulators and tax obligations and risks; the impact of temporarily suspending U.S. distribution of one of our key hip replacement products; product liability and intellectual property litigation losses; reductions in reimbursement levels from third-party payors and cost-containment efforts of healthcare pur...

Analysis of Edoxaban Phase II Data Provides Insight Into Reduced Bleeding Events Seen in Once-Daily Dosing

... factors include those discussed in our public reports, which are available on the website at www.daiichisankyo-us.com . The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments. (1) "Randomized, Parallel Group, ...

Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases

...facturing problems with our products after they are on the market. Our business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and products liability claims. We depend on third parties for a significant portion of our manufacturing capacity for the supply of certain of our current and future produc...

King Pharmaceuticals Showcases Data From Pain Pipeline of Medicines Designed to Deter Common Methods of Non-Therapeutic Use

...l significance of the degree of these reductions has not been established and there is no evidence that the naltrexone in EMBEDA(TM) reduces the abuse liability of EMBEDA(TM). About King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. King, headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee, is a vertically integrated branded pharmaceutical ...

CuraGen Announces Expansion of CR011-vcMMAE Phase II Trial in Advanced Breast Cancer

...elopment as a biopharmaceutical company, government regulation and healthcare reform, technological uncertainty and product development risks, product liability exposure, uncertainty of additional funding, CuraGen's history of incurring losses and the uncertainty of achieving profitability, reliance on researc...

CuraGen Updates CR011-vcMMAE Data at ASCO

...elopment as a biopharmaceutical company, government regulation and healthcare reform, technological uncertainty and product development risks, product liability exposure, uncertainty of additional funding, CuraGen's history of incurring losses and the uncertainty of achieving profitability, reliance on researc...
Liability in Medical Products

Rigid Endoscope Repair

Features:...eaning and preventive maintenance services Complete no-cost diagnostic evaluations One repair source for all manufacturers' endoscopes Completed liability coverage Flexible Endoscope Repair Fiber optic light cable repair Complete rebuilds & re-fibering Repair of laparoscopic instrumentation inclu...
Company:Mobile Instrument Service and Repair, Inc.

AcerMed EMR Orthopaedics Edition

Features:...t of services they provide. CLINICAL ALERTS - Clinical Alerts programmed into AcerMed's system are more than helpful reminders; they can decrease your liability by reducing medical errors. ...
Company:AcerMed, Inc.

AcerMed EMR Cardiology Edition

Features:...wsheets to suit their particular needs. Clinical Alerts programmed into AcerMed's system are more than helpful reminders; the alerts can decrease your liability by reducing medical errors. Convey diagnostics and procedure results to hospitals Office visit charges are scored using the integrated E&M coding tool...
Company:AcerMed, Inc.

Aegis Checkpoint Temperature Reporting and Alarm System

Features:...t time. Eliminate manual temperature logs, chart recorders and data loggers Automatic reports reduce paperwork Accurate records reduce risk and liability Totally wireless Frequency Hopping 900 MHz technology Absolutely no interference with other wireless systems SQL database reliably hosts multip...
Company:Aegis Scientific, Inc.
Liability in Medical Dictionary

Occupational Disease

... of encyclopedia entries, essays, summaries, research ... An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs ... AN ACT Defining the liability of an employer to pay damages for occupational disease ... be called and cited as The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act. ... An occup...

Nit

... NIT has created a reputation for excellence in promoting equity investing by the ... The National Investment Trust Ltd ( NIT ) is a public limited liability company ... NIT -Middle East - National Institute of Technology Middle East ... Being Microsoft Gold Partner, NIT has the privilege to train ...
Liability in Biological News

Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations

...ng access to and use of pore space for geologic sequestration; and managing liability and long-term stewardship for geological sequestration. Specific recommenda... permitting; creating new federal legislation that would limit the trespass liability of a sequestration project developer operating pursuant to a valid UIC perm...

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

...this ruling, the EPA had not required agricultural operations to report air emissions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and liability Act of 1980 and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986. But with the new EPA rule, it was determined the reporting was required...

AIUM to Host 2009 Annual Convention in New York

... Credits The AIUM has added several new features to the 2009 convention. Special Focus Sessions will provide extensive coverage on (1) professional liability and (2) the path toward becoming an advanced sonographic practitioner. Quick Take Sessions are designed for people who want to present ultrasound-rela...

identiMetrics & BIO-key(R) Provide Biometric Finger Scanning for School Food Service Nationwide

...on in the free and reduced meal program means kids are all eating and reimbursements are higher. Improved security of student accounts limits schools' liability and saves time in dealing with unhappy parents." Mr. Fry added "identiMetrics provides schools with accountability, security and student anonymity, en...

Cost-effective farm waste-to-energy technology focus of research

...the proposed system will significantly improve the quality of life and health of residents in rural communities and turn an environmental and economic liability into a public and private asset," said project lead investigator Wei Liao, an assistant professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering. "It is o...

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

...c disorders could represent the extremes of normal distributions of genetic liability for such illnesses, and that underlying the liabilities were polygenic syst...d whether these same regions were affected in healthy people with a genetic liability to schizophrenia. He initiated the Minnesota Consensus Group and the Schizo...

Fungi the cause of many outbreaks of disease but mostly ignored

...ese applications for surface water and soil quality, and the impacts on crop yields are extraordinary. In the environment, fungi are not seen as a liability but as an integral part of their ecosystems They break down dead plants and animals (organic matter) into the building blocks plants need for growth ...

Mascoma and UT join in $26M DOE grant

... products. UT, the University of Tennessee Research Foundation and Genera Energy are partners with Mascoma in the award. Genera Energy is a limited liability company recently formed by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation for the purpose of managing the research, development and demonstration ope...

Poll Shows Strong Doubts About Effectiveness of Federal Employment Verification System

...stic of a system to make sure that only legal workers get jobs. Support for liability protection for employers participating in a government employment verificat... 91 percent agreeing that such a system should also provide protection from liability for the employer who uses the system properly. The national survey was ...

Genes and environment interact in first graders to predict physical but not social aggression

...the twins and their friends levels of social and physical aggression. The researchers found that friends physical aggression interacts with genetic liability to predict childrens own physical aggression. Specifically, the genetic disposition to physical aggression is more likely to express itself when child...
Liability in Biological Technology

Berkley Life Sciences Introduces LS Prime: A Revolutionary New Primary Liability Policy for the Life Science Industry

EWING, N.J., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkley Life Sciences, LLC, a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, today announced the introduction of LS Prime. LS Prime is a uniquely innovative primary liability policy designed to address the complex risks faced by life science companies of all ...

Business liability law complaints grow with state Supreme Court decisions

Madison, Wis. - During a week in which President Bush announced his choice for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, it would have been easy to overlook the storm building around the next election for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. If you're a business owner worried about the next lawsuit, ...

Pressure mounts for Doyle to repeal shareholder liability law

Madison, Wis. - The president of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has called on Gov. Jim Doyle to sign a bill that would remove from the books a law that many view as an impediment to capital investment, but thus far the governor has been non-committal. The bill, AB 1163...

IP infringement - avoiding liability for officers & directors

This is Part I of a series on intellectual property law. In Part II, attorney Gina Carter will examine IP infringement in the context of trademarks and patents. In certain circumstances, federal intellectual property laws hold officers and directors liable for their corporation's infringing...

Rapid hit confirmation and early hERG liability testing using the IonWorks HT system

IONWORKS HT APPLICATION NOTE #4 By James Costantin, Ph.D., Yen-Wen Chen, Ph.D., Jinfang Liao, Ph.D., Jeff Quast, Andrew Wittel, Shawn Handran, Ph.D. and Naibo Yang, Ph.D. Molecular Devices Corporation, 3280 Whipple R...

Doyle repeals shareholder liability

Madison, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle , whose "Grow Wisconsin" economic development plans identifies capital investment as a priority for the state, has signed a bill that removes from the books a law that many viewed as an impediment to capital formation With little fanfare, Doyle signed AB 1163, w...

KV Pharmaceutical Announces Stockholder Action to Amend By-Laws is Invalid

...) the possibility that insurance proceeds are insufficient to cover potential losses that may arise from litigation, including with respect to product liability or securities litigation; (24) the informal inquiry initiated by the SEC and any related or additional governmental investigative or enforcement proce...

American Oriental Bioengineering Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... long-term bank loans 59,396 58,659 Other liabilities 2,511,295 2,253,440 Deferred tax liability 1,121,738 846,026 Total Current Liabilities 40,849,730 46,036,360 LONG-TERM LIABIL...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...171,810 ======== ======== Total other liabilities $34,970 $40,443 liability under government settlement 19,495 23,665 Deferred collaboration revenue 61,353 62,9...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009

...nts; commercialization limitations imposed by patents owned or controlled by third parties; our ability to obtain rights to technology from licensors; liability for patent claims and other claims asserted against us; our ability to obtain and enforce timely patent and other intellectual property protection for...

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Liability in Biological Dictionary

Run-off

... and in run - off while approximately four hundred ... effective run - off in a manner that would satisfy their claimant base ... Run - Off liability of an insurance company for future claims that it expects to pay and for which a reserve has been ... Synonyms: run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off...

Hereditary Unit

...Basic hereditary unit : codon. ... A unit : photon. A basic hereditary unit : codon. –on. suff. Inert ... Hereditary Motor Neuropathy With liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) Back to Top ... Hereditary neuropathies are classified as sensorimotor, sensory, or motor (see ... Peripheral Nervous ...
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