March 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Francisco, CA In 2010, Ami Dodson was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the cancer. Her oncologists suggested they follow up with chemotherapy treatments using a drug known as Taxotere. Her prognosis was excellent and there was every expectation she would live a normal life.Read [ California Women Suffers Permanent Hair Loss after Taxotere Chemo – Suit Claims ]
March 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas, TX: Patients who suffered injuries after receiving the shingles vaccine Zostavax may have lawsuit claims against the vaccine's manufacturer for allegedly failing to warn consumers of the vaccine's risks.Read [ Woman Claims She Suffered Injuries from Shingles Vaccine ]
March 24, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas, TX: Women who had the ParaGard IUD contraceptive device inserted and then suffered injuries from the removal process may have grounds for a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer.Read [ Women Injured During ParaGard Removal May Have Lawsuit Claims ]
March 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement device has recently been recalled due to a higher rate of fracture than indicated on the label. People who have had a shoulder implant to restore arm movement may want to check which device their doctor used.Read [ Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall Requires Immediate Attention ]
March 13, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC Unfortunately, the justice system is not perfect and occasionally it fails people or communities struggling to right a wrong and then find their pursuit of justice impeded or even denied through no fault of their own.Read [ Award for Injured Persons Failed by the Justice System – Maybe THAT’S YOU! ]
March 5, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA It’s almost a century since two Canadian researchers discovered insulin could save the lives of diabetics. They believed that no one should profit from their remarkable discovery and sold the patent to the University of Toronto for $1. Changes to the production of insulin and expiring patents have changed all that. Today, insulin is big business.Read [ Fighting Back Against the High Cost of Insulin ]
March 3, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX A Dallas doctor decided in 2009 to blow the whistle on a physician over a billing scam that was costing the healthcare system and American taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. Six years later, after a long investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Dr. Bijan Oughatiyan’s former employer, IPC Healthcare Inc., was ordered to pay $60 million plus interest, to settle a false claims case brought against the company based on the information the whistleblower doctor provided.Read [ Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud ]
February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”Read [ Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” ]
February 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Orlando, FL It happens all the time. A customer is assaulted or robbed or injured in some way while on the premises of a business. Unfortunately, says veteran Orlando attorney Rich Newsome, many people don’t realize premises liability law says businesses have an obligation to see that their customers are safe. And if a business fails to do so that injured customer very likely has a legitimate case for compensation.Read [ Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises ]
February 16, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA In 2012, a nurse from Atlanta was flying to San Francisco to visit her son. As the plane closed in on her destination she suddenly felt excruciating pain in her chest. Although she didn’t know it, an IVC filter in her body had fractured. By the time the plane touched down she was in extreme distress. She told her husband they needed to get to a hospital, fast!Read [ Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body ]