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HTMLRecord Setting Verdict of $73 Million in Mesh Case
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
Boston Scientific, a Massachusetts-based medical device company, was ordered to pay $73 million after a jury found that it was liable for leaving a woman in severe pain following a vaginal mesh implant. The award was comprised of $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive...

 

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...

 

HTMLArtificial Sweeteners Shown to Cause Blood Sugar Issues
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 21, 2014
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have recently released the results of a study showing how artificial sweeteners can increase blood-sugar levels. Data revealed in mice and some human models showed the way these substances interact with bacteria in the gut could be harmful.

 

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.

 

HTMLResearchers Link Use of Benzodiazepines to Elevated Risk of Alzheimer’s
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Researchers from the University of Bordeaux in France and the University of Montreal found a link between the use of benzodiazepines - medications used to treat anxiety and sleep issues such as insomnia - and an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. Common benzodiazepines are Valium, Xanax and...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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.

 


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