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Another Indian Pharmaceutical Recall

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), India's pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd is recalling 9,210 bottles of the...
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Ten Common Birth Injuries Experienced by Newborns in Georgia

Every parent hopes their newborn child will enter this world happy and healthy. In most cases, this is exactly what occurs. In some rare...

Arrest of Ships in Accordance with Libyan Law

Libya is largely dependent on imports, consisting mainly of industrial and food commodities. Libya’s biggest trading partner is the European...

Zoloft Lawsuit for Birth Defects Related to the Use of Sertraline

Zoloft antidepressant drug should be carefully considered by pregnant woman, because of increased risks of birth defects.

The da Vinci Robot, More Harm than Good?

The da Vinci surgical robot has been marketed as a breakthrough in making surgery more efficient and less invasive. The da Vinci robot has a...

Disability Benefits for Fibromyalgia: Why you Might Need it

Living with Fibromyalgia is no walk in the park for anybody, but there is help for it if you know where to look. Getting disability benefits for...

Prisoners and Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security disability benefits can be paid to people who have recently worked and paid Social Security taxes and are unable to work because...

Is ASC Litigation on the Rise?

In this article we will take a look at the current climate for free-standing, independently-owned physician surgery centers predominately in New...

The Scent of Jasmine

I rose to shake hands with my client and asked her to sit down. You see, at first I didn’t recognize her. It was only when I glanced down at her...

General Aspects of Corporate Structuring in a Regulated Market: Pharma in Turkey

Pharmaceutical Industry is one of the most critical industries with its production volume and trade capacity. The point that differs...

Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Case Digest Malpractice Insurance

Medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys practicing in Rhode Island should be aware of a recent state Supreme Court decision that is...

Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits Plentiful

A large portion of the whistleblower lawsuits that are filed are related to the healthcare industry. The government funding of Medicare and...

Social Security Disability - Expedited Handling of Compassionate Allowance Cases

Where special circumstances exist, the handling of a Social Security disability case (SSDI or SSI) can be "speeded up" to provide the claimant...

PTSD and Social Security Disability Benefits

  By HG.org
When a person goes to see a Social Security disability lawyer, he or she often asks if a specific disability will qualify the applicant for...

Has the Disease Finally Arrived for the Cure?

Some used to call aging a normal process. Today's marketing gurus seem to call it a disease... for which they, fortunately, have a cure... or do...

Oseonecrosis of the Jaw and Fosamax

Has the medication which is designed to help bone growth been linked to bone disease?

Is Pradaxa an Anticoagulant Without an Antidote?

At least the commonly used anticoagulant, Warfarin, could be reversed when needed, can the same be said of the new generation of anticoagulants?

Aetna Disability Benefit Denial Overturned by Court Due to Flawed Vocational Assessment Report

An Arkansas Court recently overturned an Aetna denial of long term disability benefits because Aetna relied on a flawed vocational assessment...

Testosterone Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Testosterone lawsuits continue to rise, with new lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of Testim and AndroGel earlier this month. Just a few...

New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain

Testosterone has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including stroke and heart attack, and now a new study has found that the use...

How Workers’ Compensation Impacts Social Security Disability Benefits

Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability (“SSD”)...

Proposed Florida Laws Strip Medical Care Decisions Away from Doctors during Personal Injury Claims

You could be forgiven for thinking messing around with health care coverage rules was the sole domain of democrats these days, but the new laws...

The Ethical Dilemmas Present in Catholic-Run Hospitals

In recent years, there has been a significant increase nationwide in the number of mergers between large Catholic-run hospitals and smaller...

What to Do If You Have Doubts about Your Medical Care

Doctors and health care providers hold our lives in their hands. Having doubts about the medical care that you are receiving can not only be...

Medication May Increase Risk of Falls for Elderly Patients

While blood pressure medications may help prevent certain medical conditions, they can also put elderly persons at risk of other injuries. For...

What Women Need to Know About Talc Body Powders

Many women use talc-based body power as part of their personal hygiene routine, and they may be putting their health at risk as a result. In a...

Should Testosterone Products Contain a Heart Attack Warning on Labels?

In light of recent data indicating that testosterone is dangerous for many men, Public Citizen – a public advocacy group – is calling on the...

Requirements for Registration of Local Trademark in Albania

In case foreign entities wish to file a trademark in Albania they can do so only through an authorized local trademark agent registered with the...

Common Cases of Medical Malpractice

Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how confident someone is in their abilities, they are only human. Sadly, this applies to doctors just like...

Can I Receive Both Social Security Disability and VA Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?

The primary difference between Social Security disability benefits and VA disability benefits is that you can qualify for VA disability...

Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – February 2014

Personal injury and workers' compensation lawyers have been discussing several important topics in the last few weeks, including the safety of...

Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent...

Is Data Exclusivity an Advantage or an Obstacle for Pharmaceutical Companies in Turkey?

Turkish pharmaceutical policy has changed radically and made progress starting from the last decade. In the meantime, some controversial topics...

Liability for Testosterone and Other Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

The use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased exponentially in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the number of...

Were You Injured After Taking Testosterone Supplements?

Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. For men under the age...

Testosterone Shown to Cause Stroke and Heart Attacks

Testosterone therapy is used by a number of men believed to have low testosterone levels. Although low testosterone can cause fatigue, decreased...

Three Convictions in Medicare Fraud Case

A federal jury recently convicted three people on charges related to Medicare fraud. The fraud took place during the time frame of 2006 - 2011....

The Dangers of Medication Errors In Canadian Medical Care Facilities

A detailed explanation of the common causes and types of medication errors that can occur in a medical establishment, provided by the law...

Social Security Disability - Disabling Condition: Pain and Chronic Pain

Pain is often associated with injury, disease, illness and physical disabilities. The persistence and severity of pain may leave you unable to...

Do Electronic Medical Records Impact Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

According to some experts, research shows that electronic health records “improve quality and safety and, as a result, prevent adverse events...

Social Security Disability Applicants And Headache Claims - 5 Keys Pieces of Evidence

Seeking social security disability because you can not work because of a headache is unique and very difficult. But there are certain things you...

The Role of the Obstetrical Nurse in Labor and Delivery

The birth of baby is usually a joyous occasion for expectant parents and their families. Since pregnancy and childbirth are a normal...

Health Care Industry the Target in Whistleblower Lawsuits

The United States Department of Justice has provided the public with some information regarding recent whistleblower cases. In one of the cases...

How Do I Collect Social Security Disability If I Am Injured in Auto Accident?

Unlike personal injury damages, Social Security disability benefits do not require that you prove liability or negligence and you might be able...

6 Secrets of Personal Injury Lawyers

No one plans on getting into a car accident or other personal injury accident, but accidents can and do happen. It is important that, if you are...

The Myths and Lies of Tort Reform

Tort reform initiatives seek to limit plaintiff’s access to the court system, restrict the types of claims that can be asserted, and cap the...

What is Happening in the Turkish Pharmaceutical Market?

Turkish pharmaceutical market is a sizable one where 300 different companies currently operate to provide pharmaceutical products for the needs...

Medical Tourism and Free Healthcare Zones In Turkey

Tourism mentality has been in a change in the world in recent years. The term "medical tourism" as a part of "alternative tourism" has been...

Woman Sues Hospital for Loss of Legs

A 33 year-old Brooklyn woman is suing a hospital for medical malpractice after a simple surgery resulted in an infection, causing both her legs...

Who Approves Social Security Disability Cases and what is the Role Advocates Play?

When you are applying for Social Security Disability you are bound to have more questions than answers and one of those questions will likely be...

Regarding the Hygienic Requirements for Infant Formula Products - Ukraine

Ministry of Health of Ukraine (hereinafter - the Ministry of Health of Ukraine) issued the Order № 696 from 06.08.2013 that approves...

Exchange of Information on Prices of Medicines - Ukraine

State Enterprise “State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” is a member of the international organization “Pharmaceutical...

Actions the Retailer Must Take after Issuance the Order for a Ban on Circulation of Batches of Medicines - Ukraine

The issue of imposition of a ban (temporary ban) on medicine circulation is regulated, in particular, by the Procedure for imposing a ban...

Approval of the Amendments to the License Terms for the Importation of Drugs - Ukraine

The Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 960 dated November 8th, 2013, “On Approval of the amendments to the License terms for the...

What is Physician-Patient Privilege and Why is It Important?

  By HG.org
Most of us have probably heard or been told that anything we tell our doctor is confidential. While this may be reassuring, it may have left you...

Will Surveillance Cameras End Nursing Home Abuse?

A watchful eye may be the better alternative to no eye at all in a situation where abuse of elderly or otherwise vulnerable residents is known...

Experts Say Medical Practice Corrupted by Pharmaceutical Industry

We would like to think the medications prescribed to us by doctors have been proven safe and effective in careful scientific research, and...

Social Security Disability: COPD & Lung Disease - Condition, Symptoms and Social Security Law

There is nothing more basic to every day of our life than breathing. When breathing becomes difficult and even mild exercise causes shortness of...

Pharma Pricing in Turkey: Challenge and Opportunity

A global shift has been taking place in the pharmaceutical industry as the Pharmerging countries have increasingly started to play a more...

FDA Warns Sleep Medications Can Cause Fatigue the Next Morning

As new medications tailored to help individuals get a good night's sleep continue to flood the market, the Food and Drug Administration has...

Sutter Health Settles Whistleblower Case for $46 Million

Sutter Health decided to settle a whistleblower case before trial. The case involved allegations of double billing for anesthesia services at...

What to Do If You Are Misdiagnosed in the Emergency Room

No reasonable person ever wants to find themselves in a hospital emergency room. If you find yourself there, chances are you have been seriously...

Could a Doctor Be So Negligent That it is Considered Murder?

  By HG.org
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when the loss could have been avoided. Often in cases of medical malpractice, those who are left...

Patients Abandoned By Caregivers at Castro Valley Assisted Living Facility

A Castro Valley assisted living facility was shut down by state social services last month. Patients were left with minimal staff to attend to...

Obesity and Your Disability Claim

In the context of SSDI law, this article discusses why the Social Security Administration is not likely to consider your obesity to be a...

California Medical Equipment Supplier Found Guilty in $11 Million Medicare Fraud Case

The owner of a California durable medical equipment firm was recently found guilty of Medicare fraud. The scheme resulted in more than $11...

Gall Bladder Surgery: A Common Cause for Medical Malpractice Litigation

A gall bladder attack can come on without any warning. Pains on your right side radiate to your back. The pain becomes more than you can bear,...

Social Security Disability: Multiple Sclerosis - Condition, Symptoms and Social Security Law

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease which strikes thousands of Americans each year and leaves them with symptoms, conditions and physical...

Birth Injuries And Defects Often Bring Tough Decisions For Parents

Fetal distress may force parents to choose between neonatal surgery, early delivery, or a “wait and see” approach involving fetal monitoring....

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

  By HG.org
Whenever someone dies it is normal for the survivors to want to find an explanation and a person to blame. Unfortunately, in some cases, nobody...

Claimant Unsuccessful in Disability Insurance Lawsuit against Boston Mutual in a Louisiana Lawsuit

In an ERISA disability lawsuit against Boston Mutual, Federal Judge upholds decision to deny Southside Machine Works employee’s long term...

Patent Expirations Creating Opportunities for Biotech M&A

With patent expirations large pharmaceuticals are facing, there has been a tremendous opportunity for growing biotech companies.

Crestor Study Shows New Risk for Users

A study published in September 2013 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that those patients who take Crestor have an increased risk of...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Dentist for Malpractice

A dentist in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the focus of a class action lawsuit filed against him by several patients. The malpractice lawsuit alleges that...

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional breaches their duty of care to a patient, resulting in injury or death. Fortunately, these...

What is Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
When one visits a doctor, they usually expect to get better. But in a few cases, mistakes are made, and the patient ends up with a misdiagnosis,...

Disability Opinions

Communication between an attorney and client is critical in order to help disabled clients. In the world of social security disability, one of...

New Expectations in Turkish Pharmaceutical Market

The global market for pharmaceuticals is expected to grow from 782 billion dollars of its 2011 value to 971 billions of dollars in 2016. 80% of...

Veterans Suffering from Unexpected Source of Injuries: Overmedication

  By HG.org
A battlefield is a dangerous place, and tens of thousands of US military veterans have come home from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries...

CAT Scan Costs Doctor $2.85 Million in Malpractice Suit

  By HG.org
A jury in Myrtle Beach, SC has awarded what is expected to be one of the state’s largest judgments in a medical malpractice lawsuit against an...

Medical Malpractice Whistleblower Case Against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Settled

The immunosuppressant drug Rapamune was at the center of a lawsuit which was recently settled for $257.4 million.

Understanding Informed Consent

  By HG.org
Anyone who has ever been to a doctor has probably seen a form relating to informed consent. But what is informed consent? What happens if you...

What to Do if Your Child is Injured at Birth

  By HG.org
It is a nightmare scenario nobody wishes to face: what should be one of the happiest moments of their life becomes one of the most tragic when...

What are Medicare and Medicaid and How Does One Qualify?

  By HG.org
Many of us have heard of Medicare and Medicaid, but never really understood what they were. Who is eligible for this coverage? What does it...

How to Get Your Social Security Benefits

  By HG.org
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the organization responsible for paying disability benefits to American adults and children deemed...

What is HIPAA and What Does it Mean to Me?

  By HG.org
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a set of statutes designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the...

Da Vinci Robot Device Breaks Off Inside Woman During Surgery

Across the United States there have been thousands of these robots installed in hospitals and many surgeons have seemed eager to use the devices.

An Overview of Medical Malpractice in Illinois

  By HG.org
If you, or someone you know, have/has suffered an injury during medical treatment, you or they may have a claim for medical malpractice....

What is Negligence?

  By HG.org
One can only bring a lawsuit for negligence if they can establish all four of the required elements. If any one of the elements is missing, then...

Researchers Estimate Surgical “Never Events” Occur 4,044 Times a Year

Johns Hopkins released the findings of a careful review of national medical malpractice claims. The safety researchers who conducted the...

How Disabled Do You Have to Be to Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

You do not have to be "totally disabled" or an invalid! For many claimants, you only have to be disabled from your former type of work. The...

Medical Malpractice Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction

A recent study found that large medical malpractice payouts make up less than 1 percent of all medical payments in the U.S.

Medical Malpractice and Surgical Errors

Errors during surgery can be some of the most dangerous medical errors. When a reasonable standard of care is not met, and a surgeon’s actions...

Disruptive Behavior Among Medical Professionals

Many people feel afraid when they look for medical help. Whether it is their fear of a traumatic diagnosis or simply experiencing nerves over a...

Social Security and the Benefits

How to get Social Security Benefits and the Application Process to do so

Proposals of Tort Reform: Limiting the Rights of the Wronged

In the last few years, costly health care has been a hot topic, as families and employers struggle with skyrocketing health insurance premiums...

Unnecessary Medical Treatments

Are medical tests, procedures and treatments safe and necessary? Unfortunately, many medical tests and procedures are performed unnecessarily,...

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Still a Common Threat to Infants

Despite advances in neonatal medicine, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy remains a common condition in the U.S., potentially causing cerebral...

The Dangers of Sleeping Pills

According to WebMD Health News, sleeping pills are dangerous. A doctor reporting to the news agency has likened them to smoking cigarettes. Even...

3 Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

Though an outwardly noticeable condition, Parkinson's Disease stems from brain's inability to send messages controlling muscle movements.


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