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Emergency Room Overcharges Attorney: Overcharging Uninsured “Almost a National Scandal”

Emergency Room Overcharges Attorney: Overcharging Uninsured “Almost a National Scandal” November 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: People who are uninsured and seek medical attention are often charged far more than they should be for the hospital’s emergency room services. Hospital emergency room charges are not disclosed prior to the patient obtaining care, meaning the uninsured patient has no way of knowing what his or her charges will be. Attorney Barry Kramer, of the Law Office of Barry Kramer, says uninsured ER patients who received no discount or adjustment on their hospital bill and would like to dispute the excessive charges may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital.
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Home Warranty Insurance and the Manufactured Home

Home Warranty Insurance and the Manufactured Home November 23, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s an extended warranty question that was bound to come up sometime and begs to be asked: when we have a conversation about home warranty insurance, where are the jurisdictional parameters when it comes to manufactured homes? Not mobile homes or trailers per se, but large buildings complete with front porches and the like.
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Xarelto Bleedout Lawsuits Seek MDL Status, Hearing Slated for December

Xarelto Bleedout Lawsuits Seek MDL Status, Hearing Slated for December November 22, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Any good plumber will tell you that before you start working on the kitchen taps, you shut off either the secondary water supply or the main valve. That’s because if the spigot or pipe you are working on experiences a breach, there is no other way to turn off the flow. This, in generalized terms, is the basis for the typical Xarelto Lawsuit: once a Xarelto Bleeding Issue starts, it’s extremely challenging to get it to stop.
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$18.5M Settlement Awarded in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

$18.5M Settlement Awarded in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit November 21, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA: A jury has awarded $18.5 million against Boston Scientific Corp in settlement of transvaginal mesh litigation brought by four women who alleged the implanted medical device left them with nerve damage, infections and pain during sex.
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Transvaginal Mesh Verdict Positive for Plaintiffs

Transvaginal Mesh Verdict Positive for Plaintiffs November 21, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX: For the first time in a federal transvaginal mesh lawsuit, plaintiffs were awarded compensatory damages. Attorneys believe this verdict paves the way for more than 60,000 TVM cases pending with mesh manufacturers.
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More Damning Revelations in the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Controversy

More Damning Revelations in the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Controversy November 21, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Detroit, MI: In what can only be described as a damning revelation, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers at the center of an ignition switch controversy is alleged to have quietly ordered a massive quantity of ignition switch parts without submitting filings to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The order, totaling 500,000 switches and worth $2.7 million, was put through about two months before General Motors (GM) notified federal regulators and the general public about GM faulty ignition switches.
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Fosamax and Femur Fractures

Fosamax and Femur Fractures November 20, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Fort Lee, NJ: In a recent Running & FitNews article, an athlete said she suffered several stress fractures in her tibia. She can’t understand how this could happen and neither can a number of specialists. She is also taking Fosamax to help prevent osteoporosis, a drug that may cause femur fractures, along with other bone injuries.
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Study Finds Benefit to Vytorin, but Is It Credible?

Study Finds Benefit to Vytorin, but Is It Credible? November 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL: A study released today suggests that Vytorin, a drug that combines Zetia and Zocor, is more effective than Zetia alone at preventing heart attack and other heart-related health problems. The study is good news for Merck, who has been under fire for its handling of Vytorin. But other previous studies gave conflicting results regarding Vytorin’s effectiveness, and there are concerns about the delays in releasing this study, including a switch in primary endpoints, which could affect how positive the results actually are.
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Unpaid Overtime Compensation: Can a Domestic Employer Afford to Pay?

Unpaid Overtime Compensation: Can a Domestic Employer Afford to Pay? November 20, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: The overtime pay laws that changed for domestic and home care workers in the state of California in January 2014 are about to be bolstered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A year after California moved to guarantee home care and domestic workers the same rights as other employees when it comes to overtime pay and working hours, the FLSA will entrench similar rights to all domestic workers across the country.
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Paralyzed Worker Awarded $21.7 Million

Paralyzed Worker Awarded $21.7 Million November 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Baltimore, MD: A worker who was paralyzed from the neck down due to a severe neck injury has been awarded $21.7 million. The neck injury happened while the man was working at a Pepco site in 2013, after he was hit by electricity from a transformer that was accidentally left on. The victim then filed a lawsuit against Pepco, alleging negligence on its part.
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