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2010-12-23 00:01:09

Attorney James C. Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton represented the parents of a child who suffered permanent nerve damage and arm injuries after a midwife provided negligent care during the birth process. The Norfolk, VA jury returned a 2.3 Million Dollar verdict after five days of trial, and Mr. Lewis also secured $60,000 in special damages for the child's mother. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 Jim Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton attained a...

2010-12-15 19:26:00

Move Calls Industry to Task for Making False Claims and Hiding Potentially Harmful Ingredients from Consumers WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We all need to know that what we take is safe. Today the FDA called the dietary supplements industry to task for deceptive practices that have hidden from consumers the presence of potentially harmful ingredients in some supplements," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the...

2010-11-01 12:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three major endorsements of health courts (also called medical courts) have recently emerged, as the nation grapples with ever-rising health care costs and the reality that better care at a lower cost is needed. In his October 28th column in The New York Times, David Brooks endorsed medical courts, writing: "Companies like Ford cut wasteful spending while doubling down on productive investment. That's exactly what the nation has to do over all....

2010-10-26 10:58:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation, applauds Peter Orszag's comments recently in the New York Times regarding medical malpractice reform and the need for "broader use of evidence-based (patient care) guidelines." Medical Justice strongly supports evidence-based medicine and believes substantive tort reform needs to go beyond caps on pain and suffering. "To lower the risk...

2010-10-22 12:26:00

Bill Needs More Study, Analysis, Public Input HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today vetoed Senate Bill 1280 noting the proposed legislation would destabilize the medical malpractice market, affecting physicians, other health care providers and ultimately the quality of care available. "Senate Bill 1280 fails to recognize the noteworthy progress we have made in Pennsylvania's medical malpractice insurance marketplace," said Governor...

2010-10-22 00:00:40

"Get Covered California!" That's the message of an ambitious statewide new media effort supported by The California Endowment designed to educate young adults and their parents about the latest provision of the new national health care law. The health law's new provision allows young adults to stay on their parents' health insurance plan until they turn 26 "“ even if they get married, move to another state, finish school or pay their own expenses. In California alone, this change...

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2010-06-29 06:25:00

According to a survey published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, ninety percent of physicians say doctors over-test and over-treat patients to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. The practice is more common in male physicians than in female physicians. The findings are similar to a recent story by the Associated Press (AP) which found that many ER doctors over-treated emergency patients for fear of lawsuits. The new survey of 1,231 physicians included ER doctors,...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation recently introduced to overhaul the nation's outdated chemical law is a 'no-brainer' -- so much so that the industry itself largely supports the move. Given the complexities of the global marketplace, however, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 easily could lead to unintended consequences that harm the U.S. economy at the worst possible time, asserted James A. Kosch, a shareholder on LeClairRyan's Newark-based Tort Defense Team. "As they begin...

2010-05-25 15:45:00

Measure preserves, fully implements DSHEA WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Natural Products Association (NPA) offered its support of the Dietary Supplement Full Implementation and Enforcement Act of 2010, legislation that would provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with additional resources to enforce the strong, existing laws governing supplements, while also holding FDA accountable for their activities with the added resources. The bill was introduced...

2010-05-19 10:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) has been recertified as a recipient of the Standards of Excellence Seal awarded by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). The certification is given to nonprofit organizations that adhere to high standards of self-regulation, accountability, and openness in all phases of their operations, including programs, board governance, human resources, financial and legal,...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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