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2010-02-01 16:48:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ervin Cohen & Jessup, a prominent Beverly Hills, California law firm, announced today that David Bricker, Of Counsel to the firm, won a $16.5-million verdict on behalf of his clients last Friday, January 29, 2010, in a medical malpractice case --Hughes vs. Pham-- tried before the Honorable Harold W. Hopp of the Riverside Superior Court and a jury panel of 12. Bricker, lead counsel for plaintiffs Trent and Lisa Hughes, said the jury found Christopher...

2010-01-13 12:47:00

MIAMI and NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Walker announced today that two attorneys have joined the firm's Health Care practice: Lynn M. Barrett, special counsel, Miami, Fla. Mollye Monceaux Demosthenidy, associate, New Orleans, La. "Health care continues to be a focus of our firm, given our client base and the range of health care issues facing companies today," said William H. Hines, Jones Walker's managing partner. "We are pleased to have such highly talented attorneys...

2009-12-02 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the addition of a Manhattan-based team of five veteran attorneys, led by Neil H. Ekblom, LeClairRyan's medical malpractice defense practice has dramatically expanded its reach in the New York market. Mr. Ekblom, a former state prosecutor, has significant experience in defending ophthalmology-related malpractice claims. The New York team adds to an existing group of medical malpractice defense attorneys located in LeClairRyan's offices in Newark,...

2009-11-24 11:38:00

BOSTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- If you ask Eric Kasen, Vice President and principal of the New England office of Hays Companies, America's national healthcare conversation has been held as if there were only two stakeholders with skin in the game: consumers and insurers. Unless the U.S. switches to a single-payer plan soon, employers have as large a stake in healthcare reform as any player. Hays Companies, the nation's second largest privately held employee benefits broker and...

2009-10-29 17:42:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog sent the following letter to Congressional leaders today in response to a letter sent by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in which he incorrectly cited California's draconian limits on the legal rights of injured patients as a successful cost containment tool. Consumer Watchdog is a nonpartisan nonprofit with offices in California and Washington, D.C. The Governor's October 27, 2009 letter is available at...

2009-09-17 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on the Obama Administration's announcement of state grants for experiments with alternatives to medical malpractice lawsuits: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/USCHAMBERLOGO ) "While we are encouraged that the Obama Administration has made medical liability reform part of their overall health care package, the $25 million state grant...

2009-09-10 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide poll reveals that a strong majority of America's voters want Congress to include lawsuit reform in any overhaul of the health care system. The survey found that: 83 percent of the nation's electorate want Congress to address reform of the medical malpractice system as part of any health care reform plan. 72 percent of voters think the fear of being sued often changes the way doctors deal with patients. 67 percent of voters favor...

2009-09-09 20:43:00

Statement by Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Democracy, on President Obama's medical malpractice proposal: NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Justice & Democracy strongly opposes President Obama's plan to implement Bush Administration measures to limit the legal rights of severely injured patients, which has become part of the health care discussion apparently as a bargaining chip to reduce Republican opposition to much needed...

2009-09-09 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama should not make innocent Americans injured by cost-cutting hospitals and negligent doctors a political sacrifice in his quest for health care reform, said Consumer Watchdog in advance of the President's health care speech tonight. State malpractice damage caps and other limits on liability for negligent health care providers have locked injured patients out of court, degraded the quality of health care and denied justice to too...

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2009-08-27 12:35:00

Scientists on Wednesday called for a review of far-reaching European safety rules on tens of thousands of chemicals used in everything from car seats to face cream that will lead to a surge in animal testing, Reuters reported. The recent report published in the journal Nature said the regulations might require 54 million research animals and cost $13.6 billion to implement over the next 10 years. They reported that was 20 times the number of animals and six times the cost previously...