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Medical Malpractice

Major Drug Company Settles Deceptive Co-Pay Coupon Class in New York

Pfizer Inc. settled last week a case brought by New York's attorney general based on the world's largest pharmaceutical company misleading consumers with its drug co-payment coupon program. The global giant initiated a coupon program that led consumers into thinking they would be paying far less to fill prescriptions but then they ended up having to pay more from 2015-18.Pfizer agreed to pay $500,000 in...
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Study Shows Hospitals Failing to Protect Expectant Mothers

USA Today reported on how "Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren't dong it" in a weekend story entitled "Deadly Deliveries."In a cover story of July 27-29, 2018, reporter Alison Young and a team of contributors wrote of how they examined more than half-million pages of internal hospital quality records obtained through federally funded programs and the deliveries of 150 women at hospitals...
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Liability of Fertility Clinics

The birth of a child certainly is one of the most significant events for a family, but all of those hopes are ruined for hundreds of people following two fertility clinics destroying frozen embryos when the liquid nitrogen tanks thawed in March.Imagine women with uterine cancer who counted on those stored embryos to be their only hope for a family. Or those aging women who...
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Roughly 2% of Doctors Are Involved in Half of Medical Malpractice Settlements

An alarming statistic released on January 15th 2017 stated that about two percent of all doctors are involved in half of all medical malpractice settlements, according to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) that has studied this issue for the past 25 years.The NPDB reported that these settlements represented a total of more than $41 billion. At the same time, however, it was reported that...
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Bob Clifford Discusses Medical Errors

Bob Clifford resumed writing a column for the newly redesigned Chicago Lawyer publication that has a subscription base of thousands of lawyers.In Clifford's latest column he goes into depth about medical errors and how the CDC does not allow physicians, medical examiners, coroners and funeral directors to list medical error as a cause of death.Martin Makary, an American surgeon, has asked the CDC to list...
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