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HTMLFDA Issues Draft Guidance on Stem Cell Same Surgery Exception
Hilary B. Dudley, Tamara A. Klein, Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research issued draft guidance for tissue establishments and healthcare professionals who implant stem cells and other cellular or tissue-based products into human patients. The FDA regulates human cells, tissues or cellular...

 

HTMLHow Anesthesiologists Reduced Medical Errors by Learning from Malpractice Suits and Adopting New Technology
Robert J. Nelson; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. As many as 440,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors, often due to a doctor's negligence.

 

HTMLStryker Hip Replacement Recall Settlement Summarized
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
On November 3, 2014, a settlement was announced in the litigation against Stryker Corporation for the recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip implants. Under the settlement, Stryker will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients that received the Rejuvenate or ABG II hip systems and...

 

HTMLWhen Pain After Hip Replacement Surgery Does Not Subside
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
After hip replacement surgery, most patients spend 3 to 5 days in the hospital, according to the National Institutes of Health. Full recovery from the surgery takes about 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of surgery, overall patient health, and the success of rehabilitation.

 

HTMLNYS Department of Health Developing Regulations Governing Use of Medical Marijuana for Official Launch in January 2016
Alexander L. Betke, Emily E. Whalen; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
As one of its final acts of the 2014 legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed the “Compassionate Care Act” making New York the twenty-third state to permit the use of medical marijuana. This new law will allow doctors to prescribe marijuana in a nonsmokeable form to...

 

HTMLDEA Expands Drug Return Program as Researchers Learn Young Users Lack Overdose Awareness
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Researchers recently found young opioid and heroin users are uninformed regarding the effects of the drugs and risk of overdoses, even though they are at a high risk for overdoses. Professionals from the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. conducted semistructured interviews with 45...

 

HTMLRisk of Heart Disease Increases with Kidney Stones
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Chinese researchers have recently found individuals with kidney stones are at an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease and having a stroke.

 

HTML9/11 Dust Cloud Likely Caused Pregnancy Complications
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
The dust cloud caused by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center has shown a correlation to birth defects in women who were pregnant and living or working near the site, according to a paper by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

 

HTMLMedical Professional Negligence - What’s In A Name? If You’re The Plaintiff, It Doesn’t Matter
Wendy R.S. O'Connor; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently held that a plaintiff in a medical professional negligence action may proceed against a health care facility based upon allegations of vicarious liability, even absent the identification of specific individuals whose conduct is imputed to the facility. In...

 

HTMLWomen May Not Need a Yearly Pelvic Exam
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
New guidelines from the American College of Physicians state there's no need for women to undergo yearly pelvic exams, and recommends physicians not perform the procedure.

 


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