EEOC Settles Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Facility in New York

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is making it clear that discriminating against employees because of their medical history will …

“Alarm Fatigue” Threatening Patient Safety in Hospitals

In September 2013, a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated medical errors leading to patient death to …

Increased Use of Statins Could Lead to More Side Effects

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Crestor, Lipitor, and Zocor are designed to help lower levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol for those …

Government Cracks Down on Medicare Fraud in California

According to a recent article in the LA Times, a California nursing home firm has agreed to pay $48 million …

Rhode Island Parents Join Effexor MDL

In August 2013, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated nine product liability lawsuits against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. …

Formerly Homeless Mom Wins Birth Injury Lawsuit

On October 30, 2013, Los Angeles County agreed to a $7.5 million settlement on a lawsuit filed by a formerly …

Lehigh County Pennsylvania Jury Awards $4 Million to Family in Birth Injury Lawsuit

On September 11, 2013, The Morning Call news out of Allentown, PA reported that a Lehigh County jury awarded $4 …

U.K. Lacks Oversight of Potentially Risky Robot Surgery

After a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found more injuries and deaths linked to da Vinci robotic surgery than …

Michigan Woman Wins $12.9 Million Verdict in Birth Injury Lawsuit

Shoulder dystocia describes a situation in which a baby’s shoulder becomes lodged under the mother’s pubic bone during delivery. Doctors …

Study: Malpractice Payouts Not to Blame for High Health Care Costs

The U.S. News & World Report reported in May 2013 that health care costs show no sign of slowing down. …