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$11M Awarded in Toyota Camry Sudden Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit

$11M Awarded in Toyota Camry Sudden Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit February 4, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA An $11 million verdict has been awarded to the plaintiffs in a Toyota sudden acceleration personal injury lawsuit resulting from a defect in a 1996 Camry. The jury ruled that the defect contributed to an accident which left three people dead and two seriously injured.
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The Fight to Have Mental Illness Properly Covered by Insurance

The Fight to Have Mental Illness Properly Covered by Insurance February 3, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA As patients with physical ailments fight to have their denied disability claims overturned, patients with mental illness also fight to receive proper treatment from insurance companies. Recent news reports and denied disability lawsuits allege some insurers in the US routinely discriminate against patients with mental illness, denying them medically necessary - and legally mandated - care.
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ER Overcharges: Better to Seek Treatment Elsewhere

ER Overcharges: Better to Seek Treatment Elsewhere January 25, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Next time you consider going to an emergency room for a non-life-threatening issue, you might save thousands of dollars in emergency room overcharges by checking into an urgent care center instead. Even costlier than hospital ERs are free-standing Emergency Room Clinics. You could potentially save even more by flying first class to Europe, where treatment is typically a fraction of the cost than it is in the US.
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Generic Fosamax Injury Lawsuit to Proceed

Generic Fosamax Injury Lawsuit to Proceed January 21, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA Teva Pharmaceuticals has been denied a hearing of its appeal against a lawsuit that claims the company failed to warn of the health risks linked to generic versions of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax. The appeal stems from a lawsuit brought by Olga Pikerie, who claims her fractured thighbone resulted from her prolonged use of generic Fosamax. Pikerie alleged that Teva and other generic makers hadn't brought their warnings in line with an update of the branded Fosamax's label.
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The Case against Monster Beverage Powers Up

The Case against Monster Beverage Powers Up January 10, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Lancaster, CA Attorney Jacob Karczewski is gearing up for trial in April 2015. That’s when his clients, the family of Alex Morris, will get their day in Alameda County Court, California, and the American public may learn more about the safety of those very popular energy drinks.
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Emergency Room Charges: A Popsicle, Exam & Quick Fix for $10,000

Emergency Room Charges: A Popsicle, Exam & Quick Fix for $10,000 January 7, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX Excessive emergency room charges are not restricted to the emergency rooms you find in actual hospital facilities. In the state of Texas, for example, you can find a collection of free-standing emergency rooms that offer excellent care with expert medical staff and top-notch equipment. There is no disputing the expertise.
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Pregnant Woman’s Insurance Denial a Lesson

Pregnant Woman’s Insurance Denial a Lesson January 1, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Maui, HI The tale of a Canadian woman who gave birth in Hawaii and had her insurance claim denied is a cautionary tale for all insurance policyholders. Despite the woman and her husband thinking they were following the rules and properly covered, they reportedly wound up with a bill of $950,000, a bill their insurance company - Blue Cross - has so far refused to pick up. The family was finally able to return home with their newborn daughter, but the costs associated with having their insurance claim denied have followed them.
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ER Overcharges Bill Warrants Heart Attack

ER Overcharges Bill Warrants Heart Attack December 28, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA If you or a loved one find yourself in an emergency room, be careful about describing your symptoms: you might wind up facing unwarranted emergency room overcharges like Patrick and his wife recently did.
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$16.5M Award Against Dating Site that Disseminated Personal Profiles

$16.5M Award Against Dating Site that Disseminated Personal Profiles December 18, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Santa Clara County, CA, issued a verdict of $16.5 million against an online dating website service for disseminating registered members’ private information to thousands of websites through a database containing their profile information.
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Viagra Blamed for Skin Cancer Diagnosis

Viagra Blamed for Skin Cancer Diagnosis December 15, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA Allegations of failure to warn of the risk for melanoma allegedly associated with the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, have been made in a product liability lawsuit filed against the drug’s maker, Pfizer.
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