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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2014 – In a highly publicized medical practice case, stemming from a 2009 hospitalization of an 89-year-old at St. John’s Health Center, a jury of 12 reached a unanimous verdict on behalf of the hospital, finding no negligence. In the original complaint, filed in 2010, causes of action were also brought for elder abuse and general negligence. After years of litigation, the matter proceeded to a two-week trial in the West District Superior Court located in Santa Monica. “This is an important win for Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman,” said WSH&B partner […]


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Rockville Centre, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2014 – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against the Ethicon division of Johnson & Johnson are being overseen (www.vaginalmeshlawsuitcenter.net), is preparing to embark on a second bellwether trial (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2327). According to an Amended Docket Control Order issued on July 9, 2014, a pretrial conference is scheduled to take place on August 7, and jury selection will begin on August 22. Opening statements in the trial are […]


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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that it recently won a favorable ruling for client Fairmont General Hospital (FGH). The West Virginia Supreme Court ended the three-year-long Fairmont General Hospital v. City of Fairmont, et. al. lawsuit via summary judgment, holding that FGH alone has the right to appoint its own board members. The City of Fairmont and Fairmont City Council argued they held the right to appoint FGH board members because FGH was subject to the Fairmont City Charter. Given that the city has not been […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – Hip replacement manufacturers have recalled a large amount of all-metal total hip replacement over the years. A high percentage of hip replacement implants have been reported to cause pain and difficulty in motion for the recipients. Some models have been found to create issues in the top of the hip, where the thigh bone fits the socket. A number of hip replacements shipped between 2004 and 2011 have been recalled. Surgeons and hospitals were notified of recalls after implant registry data revealed that more than 12% of UK-based patients needed to […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2012 – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) agreed to pay the owners of the Beechwood Nursing Home, located in Rochester, New York, $25 Million dollars to settle litigation in which a federal jury had already determined that NYSDOH officials, in a context of malfeasant comportment, had illegally revoked the operating license of the facility in 1999 in retaliation against its owners, resulting in Beechwood’s closure. The jury was scheduled to decide how much to award in damages when the parties reached a settlement. The NYSDOH, known for disregarding Fourteenth […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2012 – The drug manufacturer Bayer has paid millions of dollars to settle lawsuits involving pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The lawsuits were filed by women who used the company’s Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills and subsequently developed blood clots. “Pulmonary embolism and DVT are very serious conditions,” said Greg Grambor, a DVT expert and owner of Vascular PRN, a distributor of treatment devices. “While the causes vary, the best method of prevention is compression therapy, which can be accomplished with a variety of venous compression devices, designed for maximum […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2011 – A recently published book emphasizes the importance of the health care field taking the time to ensure that patient safety is their main priority. The book Error Reduction in Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Safety is something that hospitalists, medical professionals, and long-term care facilities should be paying attention to, especially in light of The Joint Commission’s focus on reliability and process improvements. Decubitis ulcers, postoperative deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms are serious events that some health care professionals have caused, the book shows. The medical errors, […]


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