Month: October 2015

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Alexandria dive shop tests waiver of liability law in Virginia wrongful death lawsuit

Family of Virginia woman who drowned in Lake Rawlings seeks $5 million A federal court in Alexandria is hearing arguments this week over the wrongful death drowning lawsuit filed by the family of a Virginia woman who tragically drowned while taking scuba diving lessons at Lake Rawlings, Virginia. The plaintiff’s wrongful death lawsuit survived motions […]
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Aunt Sues 12-year-old After Insurance Refuses Bill Coverage

54-year-old woman only filed injury lawsuit because insurance denied responsibility Television and social media outlets were set ablaze this week after a Connecticut jury ruled against Jennifer Connell, who sued a 12-year-old relative for $127,000 to recoup medical bills. Connell’s personal injury lawsuit claimed she fell and broke her wrist in 2011 after her then […]
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Jury awards $20.5 million to mother whose son died during sleep study

The Cochran Firm Atlanta obtains $20.5 million in wrongful death lawsuit On Jan. 22, 2010, Brandon Maurice Harris took part in a sleep study at Emory University. The 25-year-old medical assistant died of a sudden cardiac arrest and, according to his family’s wrongful death lawsuit, he repeatedly gestured for help, but none was provided. Harris […]
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DuPont slammed with $1.6 million jury award in C8 cancer case

Ohio federal court jurors find C8 maker liable for causing woman’s cancer An Ohio federal court jury handed down a $1.6 million judgement against Delaware-based chemical company DuPont after concluding the company’s negligent dumping of C8 chemicals in the Ohio river caused plaintiff Carla M. Bartlett’s kidney cancer. The verdict is seen as a positive […]
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Sen. Harry Reid and Wife File Lawsuit Against Exercise Band Maker

Democratic Minority Leader files product liability lawsuit after suffering broken bones, blindness Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid and his wife, Landra Gould, recently filed a $50,000 lawsuit in Nevada against three companies, Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygenic Corp. and Performance Health LLC, the couple claims created a defective and dangerous product, particularly […]
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DOJ launches new program to fight elder abuse

Federal grant helps provide legal services and aid to elder care abuse and neglect victims The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Elder Justice Program and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recently announced the creation of Elder Justice Americorps. The new program will aid in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect by providing legal […]
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Federal audit reveals widespread fraud in Medicare ambulance trips

One in five ambulance suppliers submitted questionable bills Last month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a detailed study of nearly 7.3 million ambulance transports billed to Medicare Part B in the first half of 2012 identifying millions of dollars of potentially inappropriate payments. According to the OIG report, approximately $54 million of inappropriate […]
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SynCardia Systems mechanical heart valve monitor system recalled by FDA

Defective Freedom Driver system puts patients at risk of serious injury or death The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class I recall for the SynCardia Freedom Driver, warning patients utilizing the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) with built in Freedom Driver operating and monitoring system the device could fail, putting the patient at […]
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After 2 deaths, FDA issues Urgent Medical Device Correction for Thoratec HeartMate II

Manufacturer of Thoratec HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) warns batteries may expire The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction for the Thoratec HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS), warning patients the backup battery inside some units’ handheld control systems are subject to expiration dates. The FDA’s Thoratec HeartMate […]
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