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Only One in Five Medical Malpractice Cases Pay Out, According to Comprehensive Study

August 12th, 2015

Supporters of so-called tort reform measures would have the American public believe that medical malpractice cases are not only running rampant in the country’s civil justice system, but that they consistently lead to astronomical verdicts (which, in turn, are driving doctors out of business). Not …

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The FDA Is Ineffective; How Did It Get This Way?

August 5th, 2015

We’ve been writing about the ineffectiveness of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for years now. From big-name pharmaceuticals to generic drugs to plastic water bottles to herbal supplements, the agency has consistently failed to protect Americans from corporations willing to jeopardize individuals’ health …

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Legislation Targeting Asbestos Victims Moves Through House Committee

July 29th, 2015

Shortly after the most recent round of midterm elections, we predicted that one of the priorities of the new Congress would be to enact as many tort reform measures as possible. We suggested this might include both a push to enact the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction …

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Even More Data Proves Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Filings Declining

July 22nd, 2015

Back in June of 2013, we published an article detailing a 45-percent decline in the number of medical malpractice case filings statewide. Armed with a few more years’ worth of data, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania corroborates these statistics, indicating that such cases are at …

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New York Implements Multistate “Uniform” Bar Exam

July 15th, 2015

One of the most daunting prospects a recent graduate of law school has to face is the dreaded bar examination. For decades, each state had its own version of the test, but in 2011, Missouri rolled out a so-called uniform bar exam that fifteen other …

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Da Vinci Surgical Robot Subject of FDA Probe

July 13th, 2015

Last summer we published a post about growing numbers of injuries sustained by patients during surgeries with the da Vinci surgical robot system, e.g. “tears and burns, to blood vessels, intestines, uterus and vaginal cuff dehiscence.” Complaints have also been leveled against the electrical arms …

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Judge Allows BP Clean-Up Workers to Pursue Jury Trials

July 8th, 2015

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not been in the news a great deal over the last four or so years, but that does not mean all of the problems it created have been solved. As a part of …

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Congressional Bill Threatens Federal Class Action Lawsuits

June 24th, 2015

This blog has long advocated that the class action suit is a core component of the civil justice system, one that provides a class of plaintiffs redress from corporate wrongdoing. Class actions are not limited to consumer protection, but also help to discourage discriminatory and …

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Markups on Brand-Name Medication Strain Hospital Budgets

June 17th, 2015

A revelatory article in a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal sheds light on one of the most important factors influencing prescription drug pricing: their brand labels. The authors of the story, which ran with the headline, “Pharmaceutical Companies Buy Rivals’ Drugs, Then Jack …

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