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2014-10-31 16:24:06

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical device companies EBI, LLC, of New Jersey, and Biomet, Inc., of Indiana, have agreed to pay the United States $6.07 million to resolve allegations that they used kickbacks to induce physicians to purchase the companies' bone growth stimulators. The settlement this week stems from a whistleblower complaint filed by a former employee of Biomet, Yue Yu, pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Ross Feller Casey, LLP,...

2014-10-31 08:29:31

$1,000 scholarship recipient Michael Batts will use funds for Texas Wesleyan University. CLEVELAND, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting the educational dreams of individuals with birth injuries caused by medical errors, Cleveland medical malpractice attorney Michael F. Becker recently awarded three scholarships in recognition of the lifelong challenges faced by those with birth injuries. Becker awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Michael Batts of Ft. Worth, Texas, who will use...

2014-10-30 12:29:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania physicians and hospitals will see significant savings in the cost of the catastrophic level of medical malpractice insurance coverage next year. The assessment for Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) for 2015 will decrease 48 percent from the prior year. "Today's announcement reflects improvement in our medical malpractice climate due in part to tort...

2014-10-30 08:42:19

Analysis Finds Online Fraudsters Are Bigger Spenders of Your Money SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feedzai, a data science company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze big data to make commerce safe, today announced it has surpassed analysis of data representing $750 billion in payment volume, and has found that the top date for card present fraud in 2013 was Black Friday. In the analysis of its data, which represents over 17.5 billion transactions in both...

2014-10-23 23:03:44

The North American Fraud Detection Systems market is expected to grow in the future because of the rise in government initiatives, increasing need to reduce costs of healthcare and medical errors http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-fraud-detection-1244595744.html (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The North American Fraud Detection Systems report defines and segments the concerned market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The fraud detection systems market in...

2014-10-22 08:31:05

Pegasus Legal Funding Offers Funding to Victims of Medical Malpractice BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine from the RAND Corporation revealed that when the threat from malpractice lawsuits is removed, there was not a reduced rate of CT and MRI scans requested by doctors. The study concluded that the impact from the medical malpractice legislation did not reduce health care costs. It was previously argued that...

2014-10-20 23:02:39

The Fraud Detection Systems market is expected to grow in the future, with rise in awareness about anti-fraud programs and cost-reduction of healthcare and medical errors http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/fraud-detection-reports-5278755198.html (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The Global Fraud Detection systems report defines and segments the concerned market globally with analysis and forecast of revenue. The fraud detection systems market is estimated to grow to $2,105.0 million...

2014-10-16 23:10:36

Alvin Wolff, an attorney with the Law Offices of Alvin Wolff Jr. & Associates, has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis. The distinction recognizes his ongoing excellence in serving clients and families in the St. Louis area who have been wronged by negligent medical professionals, and it represents another honor over many years of being included in the much-respected list. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (PRWEB) October 16,...

2014-10-01 23:05:12

Young Law Group announces court decision in a qui tam lawsuit alleging payments to doctors for sham speaker programs against Novartis on the day of the first public release by the Government of payment data from pharmaceutical companies to doctors under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 On September 30, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe denied Novartis’ Motion to Dismiss the U.S. Government’s allegations that the company's...

2014-10-01 08:32:39

LYNDHURST, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that the law firm of Sharp & Mahoney, LLC has joined the team of litigators in its Lyndhurst, New Jersey office and will expand the firm's services in the health care industry. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149362 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149363 James B. Sharp, Maureen A. Mahoney and three of their associates will add a professional liability...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.