Legal News Articles - Malpractice
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.Read [ Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits Are Myth Says Lawyer ]
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.Read [ Lawsuits Allege Olympus Withheld Reports of Endoscopy Infections from US Hospitals ]
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.Read [ In Time for Christmas, an Olive Branch from the VA ]
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.Read [ Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated; More Lawsuits Filed ]
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.Read [ Veterans Day Is Nice, but Battles Remain in the Real World for Veterans ]
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.Read [ Officials Announce Power Morcellation Investigation ]
September 13, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Yale Law School Champions Disabled Veterans Still Awaiting VA Benefits ]
August 25, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Countless Veterans Still Waiting for Mustard Gas Benefits: NPR ]
July 28, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Efforts Intensify to Deliver VA Benefits to Blue Water Veterans ]
June 16, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Veterans Groups Launch VA Lawsuit, Claim Changes Just Make Things Worse ]