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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...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLNew Research Suggests 10 Percent of Heart Attack Patients May Also Have Diabetes
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
A new study performed by researchers at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute found more than 10 percent of people who suffer a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to a statement from the American Heart Association.

 

HTMLNew Study Finds Antibiotic Treatment for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Children May Not Be Necessary
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
An analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester in New York found antibiotic treatment for Mycoplasma pneumoniae is often given to children with community-acquired lower respiratory tract infection (CA-LRTI), but it may not be beneficial.

 

HTMLMortality Rate Higher For Some Following Urology Surgery Complications
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
There could be increased mortality rates with the shift from in-hospital to outpatient procedures for urology surgeries, according to a new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. However, that's not all the study revealed.

 

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.

 

HTMLHigher Risk of Death When Surgeries Performed In Afternoon or On the Weekend
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
Researchers at the Charite-University Medicine in Berlin, Germany, have found patients have a higher risk of surgery-related deaths when their procedures are performed in the afternoon or on the weekend, according to a statement by the European Society of Anaesthesiology.

 


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