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Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits Are Myth Says Lawyer

Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits Are Myth Says Lawyer January 20, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Houston, TX: Veteran Texas lawyer Kay Van Wey grits her teeth when she hears lawyers being accused of bringing “frivolous” medical malpractice suits. Van Wey has been practicing law for 30 years and most of her work has focused on patient safety. She represents people injured by medical errors, pharmaceuticals or medical devices.
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Lawsuits Allege Olympus Withheld Reports of Endoscopy Infections from US Hospitals

Lawsuits Allege Olympus Withheld Reports of Endoscopy Infections from US Hospitals December 30, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Santa Monica, CA: A damning exposé on endoscopes that appeared earlier this month in the Los Angeles Times (12/19/15) provides a troubling backdrop to a rash of serious infections and responses undertaken by a manufacturer that commands the single largest sector of the endoscopy market in the United States. Such revelations would be of interest to any plaintiff fighting an Endoscopy lawsuit, of which there are several.
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In Time for Christmas, an Olive Branch from the VA

In Time for Christmas, an Olive Branch from the VA December 21, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A specific sector of veterans and their families who carry various maladies and illness from their time of service got an early Christmas present this year in the form of federal approval for VA benefits. Still to be determined are when those benefits will begin to actually flow, and whether VA disability benefits will be extended for other groups of veterans who have been shut out completely, or have been made to wait through a series of denials and delays measured in years.
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Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated; More Lawsuits Filed

Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated; More Lawsuits Filed December 15, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: As more power morcellator lawsuits are filed, the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated more than 20 lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation. The MDL - number 2652 - was approved in October and as of December 15, 2015, held 30 lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings. Those lawsuits allege women were put at increased risk of serious complications due to the use of morcellation for myomectomy.
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Veterans Day Is Nice, but Battles Remain in the Real World for Veterans

Veterans Day Is Nice, but Battles Remain in the Real World for Veterans November 21, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As we are not too far beyond Veteran’s Day, the occasion when the nation pauses to honor and to remember those who fought and died for democracy and freedom, it’s useful to also pause and consider the real-world challenges faced by our nation’s veterans. Many of those challenges revolve around veteran benefits.
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Officials Announce Power Morcellation Investigation

Officials Announce Power Morcellation Investigation November 12, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Following the filing of power morcellation lawsuits, alleging the use of the devices resulted in the spread of cancer cells, lawsuits were consolidated in October for pretrial proceedings, while the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it would investigate the use of laparoscopic power morcellators.
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Yale Law School Champions Disabled Veterans Still Awaiting VA Benefits

Yale Law School Champions Disabled Veterans Still Awaiting VA Benefits September 13, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
New Haven, CT In early April of this year, an offshoot of the hallowed Yale Law School filed a VA disability benefits class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of veterans still waiting for needed benefits. It wasn’t exactly done quietly, as the lead plaintiff in the case, together with students from the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale and Senator Richard Blumenthal, held a press conference the day on which the lawsuit was filed, April 6, in the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).
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Countless Veterans Still Waiting for Mustard Gas Benefits: NPR

Countless Veterans Still Waiting for Mustard Gas Benefits: NPR August 25, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC A damning exposé by National Public Radio (NPR) back in June casts Veterans Affairs (VA) in the worst possible light with regard to denied VA disability benefits. The issue relates to the thousands of soldiers who served as test subjects for mustard gas, but were never compensated.
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Efforts Intensify to Deliver VA Benefits to Blue Water Veterans

Efforts Intensify to Deliver VA Benefits to Blue Water Veterans July 28, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC It remains a dark chapter in the proud history of the US military: the deployment of 20 million gallons of Agent Orange in order to defeat jungle foliage during the Vietnam War. The fallout from that particular strategy involves long-term health effects for countless soldiers exposed to the toxicity of Agent Orange, together with an ongoing fight over VA benefits ever since.
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Veterans Groups Launch VA Lawsuit, Claim Changes Just Make Things Worse

Veterans Groups Launch VA Lawsuit, Claim Changes Just Make Things Worse June 16, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC A VA disability benefits lawsuit filed by two prominent veterans groups is trying to make the point that changes to the process by which veterans can apply for benefits have actually made it harder for veterans to apply, rather than easier. What’s more, it is alleged the process now takes longer and serves to further deny veterans the benefits they need and deserve.
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