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2014-06-12 23:01:13

The High Court continues to refuse review of petitions challenging individual tobacco damages verdicts, doing so with no comment and no noted dissents. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 National law firm Parker Waichman comments on a Supreme Court denial of 10 recently brought petitions that sought to challenge tobacco damages verdicts. The 10 petitions totaled more than $64 million and represent part of an ongoing legal fight that continues between Florida smokers, or their...

2014-06-11 23:02:21

Some Ground Zero volunteers have been unable to receive medical compensation for illnesses following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan. A recent ruling may broaden eligibility standards. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, comments on a state appeals court decision that may now make many more Ground Zero volunteers eligible for medical compensation. A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, Third Department,...

2014-06-10 23:03:31

The GlaxoSmithKline settlement involves the District of Columbia and 44 states over the marketing of Advair, Paxil, and Wellbutrin. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing the victims of defective drugs is commenting on a recent settlement by drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline, over allegations involving the way in which Advair, Paxil, and Wellbutrin were marketed and how the drugs were promoted for off-label uses. According to a The...

2014-06-05 23:09:33

A recent study revealed a nearly 30 percent increase in rates of traumatic brain injury diagnoses in United States’ hospital emergency room departments. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 A study, conducted by an emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, revealed an almost 30 percent increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rates in the period from 2006 to 2010 in United States emergency departments (ED), according to a May 14, 2014 report...

2014-06-04 23:01:36

The just-filed lawsuit was filed by a group of consumers who allege that the maker and distributor of Crestor, prescribed to lower cholesterol levels, allegedly hid information on the drug’s serious, adverse health reactions. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers who have suffered injuries due to dangerous drugs comments on a recent lawsuit filed on May 29, 2014 in the United...

2014-06-02 23:02:22

The $9.9 million settlement is meant to resolve allegations made under the False Claims Act that Medtronic engaged in kickback schemes to increase sales of its pacemakers and defibrillators. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured by medical devices and who have been defrauded due to unethical behaviors on the part of device makers, reports that device maker,...

2014-06-02 23:01:50

Individuals who allege similar pseudotumor injuries associated with use of the Mirena system have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for separate consolidation of their lawsuits. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, announces that individuals who have brought lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. over its Mirena...

2014-05-28 23:11:11

State reports indicate an array of allegations that include injuries, mistreatment, abuse, and a failure to investigate various claims. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, has long been an advocate for residents of nursing homes who allege abuse, negligence, and other wrongdoings. Now, state reports indicate that nurses aides at Providence Christian Healthcare & Rehab Center either caused “actual harm” to residents or placed them at...

2014-05-28 23:01:20

Federal regulators recently warned that power morcellators should not be used during minimally invasive gynecological procedures, including hysterectomy or myomectomy, over the potential for these tools to spread hidden cancer. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports that a man has brought a lawsuit that alleges that his wife died of cancer spread by a...

2014-05-27 23:01:09

Medtronic is attempting to rely on the legal concept of preemption, which has been used by a number of medical device makers when arguing liability lawsuits filed over U.S. Food and Drug Administration- (FDA) approved devices. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 A key issue in this case involves “failure-to-warn” claims that may be preempted by federal oversight of high-risk medical devices. Following the high court’s October request that it provide an opinion in a dispute...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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