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Manufacturing Opportunities in Malta for the Generics Drugs Industry: History and Legislative Framework

Without doubt Malta offers significant opportunities for the generics drugs Industry and the evidence for this lies in the pharmaceutical...
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Quick Facts about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Although we discuss the Family & Medical Leave Act on our website, we thought we would provide a second source of quick facts on the FMLA and...

Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIH

Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the...

First Mesh Implant Case Earns $5.5 Million in Damages

For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to...

$78 Million for Delayed C-Section Resulting in Lifelong Injury: A Breakdown of PA Damages

Putting a dollar figure on a catastrophic event, particularly a birth injury that quickly turned what should have been a joyful day into a...

A Cure in Sight for Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain before or during birth or in the first few years of life, and has no known cure. Recent...

Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania

A motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, poorly maintained premises or even a workplace accident that is due to a wrongful act, a...

Medical Director Compensation and Compliance

  By Ruder Ware
Compensation to medical directors has become a 'hot-button" compliance issue. If not properly structured and monitored, a medical director...

The False Claims Act – Application of the Lincoln Law to the Health Care Industry

  By Ruder Ware
The False Claims Act was originally focused on the defense industry during the Civil War. It was later expanded during the defense industry...

Clinical Integration and the Rochester Network Advisory Opinion

  By Ruder Ware
The Rochester Network Advisory Opinion is one of the few sources that we have to get a glimpse of what is required for a health care...

Medical Director Compensation and Compliance

  By Ruder Ware
Compensation to medical directors has become a 'hot-button" compliance issue. If not properly structured and monitored, a medical director...

New Dialysis Risks: Pete Maughan on the Recall of Dialysis Drugs GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®

A lot of questions have been raised following the recent developments concerning Fresenius Medical Care and their dialysis treatment products...

Alternative to Assisted Living Facility

The idea of being uprooted and moving into an assisted living community is not an especially pleasant one for many senior citizens. People...

Dangerous Drugs During Pregnancy: Injuries and Illnesses

Common prescriptions can be dangerous drugs for your unborn child during pregnancy. Almost all pregnant women know to stay away from illegal...

Overview: Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

If you have a valid medical malpractice claim, act now before the time limit. Call an Elyria medical malpractice attorney about statutes of...

Your Former Spouse and Social Security Benefits

Did you know an ex-spouse can receive Social Security benefits on your record? A lot of people are not aware of this rule. However, there are...

Planning for Medical Emergencies

Planning for a medical emergency is one of the most important things you can do for you and your family. After all, life is unpredictable and...

Arthritis Warning Signs You Need to Know

Arthritis can strike at any time, though it most typically affects people over the age of 60. There are many forms of arthritis, and while there...

Do Damage Cap Laws Pass Constitutional Muster?

Nearly 30 states currently limit the amount of damages that can be received in a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to the American Medical...

Fosamax: Cure or Cause

One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure...

Can Obesity Be Considered a Disability for Social Security Claims?

If properly documented by a physician, obesity can be the basis or contributing factor in a disability finding. For obesity to factor in, it...

Elderly Parents May End Up Costing Children

With many baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, proper financial planning is becoming increasingly more important. But for many...

Federal Medicaid Fraud Audit Program Has Negative Returns

A recent report from a government watchdog group shows that a federal Medicaid audit program designed to curtail some of the $60 billion a year...

Elderly Depression - What to Look Out For

For elderly Americans, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated because many people do not recognize the symptoms. Elderly people are...

Identity Thieves, Scam Artists Often Target Elders

There are things that can be done to protect your assets during the latter stages of your life from a legal perspective, and you should discuss...

Medi-Cal Eligibility: Expert Guidance is Essential

Many people are surprised to hear that Medicare will not pay for residence in an assisted living community or a nursing home. This is a pretty...

Understanding Social Security and Its Future

Most of us have heard all the dire warnings about the future of the Social Security retirement program. Some analysts tell us that the program...

3 Financial Questions about Life-Threatening Illnesses

An article in Forbes recently highlighted some of the important financial issues that those who have been diagnosed with a serious or...

Illinois Court on Proving Liability for Medical Malpractice

Oftentimes, physicians are employed by more than one medical institution. This can make it difficult establish liability for negligent treatment...

Misbranding Depakote

A recent headline announced that Abbott Laboratories must pay over $1.6 million for misbranding the prescription drug Depakote. The total...

Audits Targeting Medicaid Abuse Fall Short

A recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress found that a federal program designed...

There Are a Variety of Factors that Can Lead to a Hospital Malpractice or Doctor Malpractice Case

Examples of medical malpractice caused by doctors or hospitals include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, ordering the wrong...

Equity in Apportioning Blame: Market Share Liability, Explained

Market share liability is a unique concept in the United States and is only applicable if and only if the product is fungible. It was first...

Financial Moves for the Terminally Ill

A recent article in Forbes points out that the terminally ill face several financial and estate planning questions that, though not often spoken...

Qualifying for Medicaid without Committing Medicaid Fraud

For many senior citizens, the cost of medical care and services is a big concern. Often, healthcare plans that were in effect while working are...

Surgical Site Infections Add to Hospitalization Costs

Patients who develop a surgical site infection are more likely to be re-hospitalized, adding millions of dollars every year to American health...

Successful Hospital Fall Prevention Strategies

A strong reporting initiative that encouraged hospitals to report the number of fall accidents that occurred in their facilities is being...

Are Home Births Dangerous?

There is conflicting evidence about the safety of home births versus the risks. What cannot be denied however is that there is an increasing...

Fraud Continues to Plague Medicaid System

Medicaid, the joint state and federal health insurance program designed to provide health care to the poor, needy, disabled, and elderly, loses...

Popular Medicaid Myths

The idea of having to move into an assisted living community or nursing home environment is not appealing to a great many people. However, it’s...

Government Medicaid Audits Cost 5 Times What They Recover

In 2008, the federal government launched a Medicaid audit program designed to curtail the estimated $60 billion a year that Medicaid loses to...

New Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Link

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway as a new study confirms the actos bladder cancer link....

Z-Pak Linked to Sudden Heart Attacks

The antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) has been linked to sudden Heart Attacks. The law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is investigating cases of...

Infuse Bone Graft Dangers

The Infuse Bone Graft by Medtronic has been used off-label and been associated with major side effects. Can you imagine how it would feel to...

Canada Warns its Citizens of Actos Bladder Cancer Risks

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway and Canada recently warned it's citizens of this risk. As...

Fraudulent Medicaid Claims Decreasing, but Still a Problem

As states across the country continue to struggle with solving their Medicaid funding problem, fraudulent Medicaid claims continue to plague the...

As More Boomers Retire, Retirement Homes Scramble to Change[1]

The generation that grew up in the postwar economic boom is bringing with it new expectations as it enters retirement at a rate of 10,000 people...

When is Medicaid Planning Actually Fraud?

If you have heard claims such as “protect your estate assets and still qualify for Medicaid” and wondered about the legality of the claims, you...

Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Injuries Part 2

Part 2 of a two part blog about birth injuries from medical malpractice. Part 1 was posted June 25th. This is part two of a two part article...

OPM Disability: How Can I be Sure that my “Physician’s Statement” Contains Everything I Need for OPM Approval?

If you’ve already begun the process of applying for CSRS or FERS disability retirement benefits, then you’re probably intimately familiar with...

Are You Aware of Medicare Limitations?

It is a rude awakening when you start to reach middle-age and find that you are not prepared for retirement. One of the reasons why far too many...

Medicaid Fraud Continues to Plague System

With state budgets increasingly tight and Medicaid set to expand drastically in 2014, many lawmakers are looking for ways to decrease the impact...

Declining Patient Rights and Medical Malpractice Reform

The real outcome of tort reform is the limiting of sick and injured people’s rights and the stunning profits of insurance companies. The...

Medicaid Planning and Filial Responsibility Laws

While planning for retirement, many people focus on the money they'll need to support themselves and their family after they stop working. What...

Common Questions about Medicaid Planning

While many people make Medicare coverage part of their retirement plan, not everyone knows that Medicare doesn't pay for long-term care...

Medicaid Fraud Accounts for Billions Lost Each Year

The costs associated with the growing number of Americans who have fallen into poverty and are relying upon Medicaid for health care insurance...

What Your Children Need to Know About Your Extended Care Plan or, Your Lack of One

In a small majority of states, adult children of elderly parents may be required to pay for the parent's long-term care expenses if the parent...

Future Health Care Expenses Can Be Considerable

When you are enjoying your prime earning years you have a certain amount of financial power. Once you retire you may find yourself living on a...

Crossing State Lines with Your Estate Plan

Moving to a new home probably means making long lists of Things to Do. If you’re moving across state lines, be sure to add an Estate Plan Review...

Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Defects Part 1

If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have many questions. View this two part article about the...

Veterans Benefits Can Provide Financial Security

As you are thinking about the quality of life that you will lead as a senior citizen, you must be pragmatic about your present-day actions....

The Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program

Criminal Charges against Veterans who complete the Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program are dismissed. The program itself is therapeutic,...

The Future of Social Security

If you have worked hard all of your life, and are at the point where you are starting to think about your golden years you are probably counting...

Medicaid Grows as Possible Healthcare Option in Estate Planning

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights how Medicaid, especially after the passing of the Affordable Care Act is changing the way...

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation from Medical Malpractice

Children with developmental disabilities reach developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, talking, social behaviors, and learning,...

Tips to Qualify for Social Security Disability

Social Security disability insurance is specifically designed to help people who suffer from certain severe conditions. There are two major...

Medicaid Costs Leading to Decreased Coverage

Though the recession officially ended in 2009, states are still struggling to cope with the massive increase in Medicaid expenses associated...

Medicaid Rose as Employment Dipped

The Medicaid health insurance program is designed to provide medical coverage to the poor, so it should come as no surprise that during the...

Can I Count on Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Anyone over the age of about 40 should be aware that the Social Security retirement system has problems. We have all heard the warnings. Unless...

Exclusive Breast Feeding - Indonesia

  By Leks&Co
The purpose of the issuance of Government Regulation Number 33 of 2012 on Exclusive Breast Feeding (“GR No. 33/2012”) is to implement the...

Brain Cooling for Newborns with HIE to Help Prevent Permanent Brain Damage

Brain cooling is a procedure which is helping infants suffering from HIE to reduce brain damage, including reducing the chances for cerebral...

Veterans Contracting Hepatitis B from Unclean Colonoscopy Equipment

Medical malpractice refers to any doctor or practitioner that fails to meet the government standard of health care which then results in a...

Understanding Social Security Disability

It can be difficult to understand Social Security disability. To learn more about eligibility requirements, contact a Dunn Social Security...

Birth Injuries – Cerebral Palsy / Erb’s Palsy/ Brachial Plexus

In the case of Erb’s palsy, the network of nerves running from the base of the neck through the shoulder can be stretched or broken during...

Construction Accidents – Cranes and Scaffolding

In order to sue a contractor or employer in a scaffolding or crane construction accident, you must prove which section of the Labor Code was...

States Struggling with Recession's Medicaid Cost Legacy

The lingering effects of the recent economic downturn are still being felt as states continue to struggle with their Medicaid budgets. A new...

Wrongful Death Claim from Medical Malpractice

When a family loses a member of their family because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital, they have a right to be compensated....

Concealing the Risks of Dangerous Drugs

As more drug developers continue to conceal the potential risks of new drugs or medical devices, the frequency in which personal injury lawsuits...

Action Required in Light of Widespread Dementia

It can be challenging to wrap your head around the possibility that a time may come when you may be in a much different mental and physical...

Medicaid Planning and Your Estate Plan - 3 Questions

Let's say you've gone through the trouble of writing your will, readying your powers of attorney, and have developed an estate plan that meets...

Adjustment of the Standard of Social Security Payment - China

Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued the New Standard of Social Security Payment in Shanghai (the “New Standard”) on March...

Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy and Erbs (brachial) palsy are two of the most common forms of birth injury. A birth injury is any damage sustained by a mother or...

Common Arthritis Red Flags

An estimated one out of every five American adults, or about 50 million people, will experience arthritis at some point. Though it's commonly...

Nursing Home Horror Stories Come from New York State and Beyond

Some recent examples of nursing home horror stories from New York State and beyond are listed here. There are frequent news stories about the...

Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, and Cerebral Palsy from Medical Negligence

Hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and cerebral palsy can all occur from Jaundice, which happens as a result of elevated bilirubin levels. Parents...

3 Common Alzheimer's Disease Warning Signs

Dementia is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease, though it can also occur as a result of other medical conditions. Alzheimer's and dementia produce...

What Can your Durable POA for Health Care Do?

A Medical Power of Attorney (POA) or Durable POA for Health Care is a legal document that allows you to provide a plan for your medical care...

May I Create a Joint Medical and Financial POA

During incapacity planning you may use a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Durable Financial Power of Attorney to handle your...

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

When you are planning your estate it is important to address all of the matters that are relevant to people who are entering their twilight...

Issues in Social Security – Proof of Marriage

India and Vance had been married for 27 years at his death. When she turned 62 she applied for widows benefits. Social Security requires as part...

Long Term Care: Home Based and Community Services

Most people when they think of long-term care think of care in a nursing home. The majority of people only enter a nursing home when their needs...

Brachial Plexus Injury Can have Long-Lasting Impact

Brachial plexus injuries very often occur during difficult births, and can result in damage to the infant’s arms and shoulder region. Often, the...

Obesity Rise Having Effect on Medicaid Costs

As Americans continue to eat more, exercise less, and gain more weight, the rise in obesity is having a widespread effect on everything from gas...

Do I Really Need to Worry about Social Security?

We have all heard the warning for years now about the Social Security retirement system. Some analysts issue warnings that are dire predictions...

Keep an Eye Out for these Alzheimer's Warning Signs

The chance that a person will develop Alzheimer's disease increases significantly after the age of 65. Almost one out of every eight people will...

3 Alzheimer Warning Signs

According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are a variety of warning signs and symptoms that may indicate the onset of Alzheimer's disease....

Who Needs an Elder Law Attorney

As people continue to live longer and medical science continues to make improvements, elderly people often face a range of legal topics that...

Social Security Disability Application Process in Raleigh

A Raleigh Social Security disability attorney can help you with the Social Security disability process of applying and demonstrating need for...

How Can I Become Someone's Guardian?

A friend or family member has become incapacitated, physically or mentally, and cannot take care of themselves and their finances. You want to...

What Services Do Medicaid Lawyers Provide?

Medicaid is the federal program that provides healthcare benefits to a wide variety of people including uninsured individuals with low income,...


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