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The Possibility of Realization of Medicinal Products after Termination of the Registration Certificate

On 10.20.2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Medicinal products" concerning...
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Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury

A Kentucky woman whose son was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy has been awarded an $18.3 million settlement by a jury.

Landmark Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Decision

A landmark decision by the 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals has declared that laws based on a series of court decisions, which have been...

California Lawyers Weigh Lawsuits for Spread of the Measles Virus, Negligent Endangerment

California legislators plan to introduce a bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption which allows California parents to refuse to...

Who Owns the Patient’s Medical Records in CA?

Who gets the patient medical records after a physician leaves a group medical practice? Here's a proposed structure that is fair and resolves...

Leading Cause of Birth Injury in Hospitals

Each year, more than four million babies are born in the United States. Fortunately, most of these babies are born healthy and without...

Medical Errors Resulting from Negligence

Patients who are harmed by negligent care provided by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals may have grounds to file a medical...

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation for Psychological Injuries

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for different standards and evidence required to prove psychological injuries, as compared...

Can I be Terminated if I am Disabled and Collecting Workers' Compensation Benefits in New York?

My clients are often surprised to learn that even after devoting many years of loyalty to a company, that he or she is subject to termination,...

Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Address Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a national crisis, killing more than 200,000 people each year by some estimates.

The Spanish Government Grants a ‘’Second Chance’’ to Non-Resident Pensioners

Included in the Draft Tax Reform of Income Tax Law for Non-residents is a significant modifying rule that could be described as a "second...

Connecticut Elder Abuse on the Rise

We all want the best for our loved ones. Most of us would give anything to give back to our parents in their old age what they have given to us...

Unwarranted Drug Tests On Senior Citizens

Senior citizens have been given certain unnecessary drug testing in a Medicare fraud scheme.

On Requirements Set by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Starting in 2015, the pharmaceutical companies - EFPIA members shall comply with the requirements regarding the disclosure of information on the...

Too Often, Medical Malpractice Due to Misdiagnosis Goes Unreported

People who are injured as a result of medical negligence are entitled to seek compensation through a lawsuit. However, in the vast majority of...

Can Incidents of Medical Negligence be Reduced if NHS Trusts Shared More Data on Medical Errors?

It would be a truth universally acknowledged among sensible people that the sharing of information on best practice, and the identification of...

Mental Stress Injuries under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law

The New York State Workers' Compensation Law provides for indemnity and medical benefits if a claim is found to be work related. One of the more...

Surrogate Mother from the Ukraine: Legal Grounds

It is not a secret that an average childbearing age in the developed countries has significantly increased. Many people in developed countries...

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped...

Whistleblowers Don’t Just Expose Fraud – They Can Save Lives

When whistleblowers report fraud within hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, they may also unknowingly stop risky medical practices.

Can an Injured Worker in New York State Collect Both Workers' Compensation and Unemployment?

It may seem to run contrary to common sense, but it is possible to collect both workers' compensation and unemployment benefits. However, an...

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

Seven False Claims Act Lawsuits Settled for $98 Million

Seven whistleblower suits against Community Health Systems and associated entities was settled in August for $98 million.

Insurance Companies' Profits Skyrocket, Even as Medical Malpractice Payouts Drop

A skilled pickpocket does not just take your wallet; he directs your attention elsewhere. When you notice you have been robbed, you blame...

Medicare Conditional Payments Claimants Can Now File Private Cause of Action Lawsuits

Primary plan employers or carriers have to pay damages to both Medicare and individual lawsuits for failure to pay conditional payments.

When Can the Hospital Be Sued for Malpractice?

  By HG.org
When a person is injured while in the hospital, he or she may consult a personal injury attorney who focuses on medical malpractice claims. One...

What Are the Surgical Errors that Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Case?

  By HG.org
A medical malpractice case may arise when a patient’s treatment falls below the standard of care when compared to other surgeons in the same...

Independant Contractor vs. Employee Under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law

The determination of whether an injured worker is an independent contractor or an employee involves a variety of tests and factors. The ultimate...

How Much is Medical Negligence Costing the NHS?

In the UK Medical Negligence cost the NHS £1.2 billion during 2013/2014 – but why are mistakes within the medical world on the increase? There...

China's Patent Law and the Pharmaceutical Industry

  By MMLC Group
This article is aimed at introducing some important provisions of the PRC Patent Law that pharmaceutical companies need to be aware of when...

Is an Attorney Needed in a New York State Workers' Compensation Claim?

An employee injured in New York State will likely have to decide whether to retain a workers' compensation lawyer to assist in the claim. For a...

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...

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...

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?

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?

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....


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