Judge guts plaintiff ’ s case in 2nd Cook Medical IVC bellwether
An Indiana judge last week gutted the plaintiff’s case in the second bellwether trial in the multi-district litigation brought over Cook Medical‘s inferior vena cava filters. Tonya Brand sued Cook in 2014, alleging that the Celect IVC filter implanted prior to a spine procedure fragmented, sending the broken pieces into her thigh and near her spine. Her lawsuit included claims for  strict liability and negligent failure to warn, strict liability and negligent design defect, negligent manufacturing, negligence per se, breach of warranty, loss of consortium, and punitive damages. Cook filed for sum...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Product Liability Vascular Cook Medical Source Type: news

Sued for Malpractice, Vaughn-Michael Cordes Files for Bankruptcy
A Fayetteville attorney who was involved in an adoption case that resulted in a malpractice lawsuit against him has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, listing potentially $1.9 million in debts. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse
Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court documents. He received no jail time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit holds up Baptist Health-Hardin Memorial deal
Baptist Healthcare System Inc.'s planned takeover of Hardin Memorial Health has been stalled by a lawsuit that seeks to undo the deal. The deal was slated to close Dec. 1. But that day has come and gone, and the deal has not closed, according to Baptist Healthcare public relations manager Kit Fullenlove. Fullenlove said in an email that a lawsuit filed by a former Hardin Memorial employee has complicated the deal. The two hea lth care systems agreed to a $361.4 million deal in which Louisville-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Spectrum Dynamics files lawsuit against GE
Molecular imaging technology developer Spectrum Dynamics has filed a lawsuit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE partners with VA Puget Sound on 3D imaging New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018 GE completes gamma camera recall after detector issue FDA clears Spectrum's SPECT/CT scanner Spectrum Dynamics rolls out new software Spectrum ships D-SPECT with new CZT modules (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MiMedx to lay off 24% of workforce in restructuring effort
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) said yesterday that it plans to eliminate 24% of its total workforce as part of a larger overall plan to reduce cost and improve efficiency. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said that it plans to eliminate 240 full-time employees, with approximately half of those cuts coming from the salesforce. The plan also includes reducing costs of “various non-employee expenses,” with MiMedx expecting to realize the savings during the beginning of the first quarter of 2019. “Today’s announcement is a continuation of management’s efforts to position the business for long-term success...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Spectrum Dynamics sues GE for trade theft
Spectrum Dynamics said that it filed lawsuit today accusing GE (NYSE:GE) of trade theft and misappropriation of intellectual property over the patents covering its Veriton nuclear medicine device. The New York City-based company said the suit alleges that the industrial conglomerate “deliberately, repeatedly and with fraudulent intent” misappropriated Spectrum’s technology and know-how concerning its Veriton single-photon-emission computed tomography device. “The patents that GE filed relating to the technology and design of what would become the Spectrum Dynamics Veriton are based directl...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Imaging Legal News Spectrum Dynamics Source Type: news

State rejects all applications to grow medical marijuana for research
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has rejected all eight applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana, according to a report from WESA radio. The report said that six of the applications were incomplete and two did not meet the minimum standards. The news comes as a group of commercial growers, processors and dispensaries have filed a lawsuit saying the application process is unfair. Eight universities have been approved by the state to research medical marijuana, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

Could AI Become the New Quality Control Manager in Medical Device Manufacturing?
Quality is of utmost concern to manufacturers everywhere, but perhaps nowhere does it hold greater importance than in the plant where medical devices are being made and defects can have life or death consequences. Think for a second about the implications of faulty X-ray or ultrasound machines, surgical devices, or pacemakers. Until now, the way the quality of these devices has been controlled is through manual inspections performed by quality analytics (QA) teams. They often randomly inspect products coming off the assembly line, and if a product seems to contain a defect, it is eliminated. But what happens if the defects...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Carlos Mel éndez Tags: Assembly and Automation 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Close Tobacco-friendly Loopholes in Trade Deal, Groups Urge
The AAFP has joined 23 other organizations in advising that a new U.S.-Japan trade treaty should protect both countries against lawsuits from the tobacco industry. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide as company faces 10,000 lawsuits over Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide causing cancer
(Natural News) German chemical giant Bayer has become the new Monsanto, having acquired the world’s most evil corporation earlier this year for $62.5 billion. But with this acquisition has come a litany of pending lawsuits so costly that Bayer is now having to fire some 12,000 of its employees worldwide. As originally reported by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies Born in Withdrawal New Complication in Opioid Cases
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They told a skeptical panel of judges in New York on Thursday that they have different legal issues, a need for faster relief because the babies need services in the first years of their lives. They also told the judges...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Babies Born in Withdrawal New Complication in Opioid Cases
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They told a skeptical panel of judges in New York on Thursday that they have different legal issues, a need for faster relief because the babies need services in the first years of their lives. They also told the judges...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific sues Micro-Tech over endo clip patents
Micro-Tech SureClip Boston Scientific has filed a lawsuit against Micro-Tech USA and its Chinese manufacturer, Micro-Tech Nanjing, alleging that Micro-Tech infringed three of its patents for endoscopic hemostatic clips. Boston Scientific claims that Micro-Tech’s SureClip hemostasis clip products infringe the patents for its Resolution and Resolution 360 clips, which are designed to control gastrointestinal bleeding. Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.) is also named as a defendant as Micro-Tech’s distributor. Boston Scientific claims that Ann-Arbor, Mich.-based Micro-Tech’s SureClip, Sur...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Patent Infringement Boston Scientific Henry Schein Inc. micro-tech Source Type: news

City Hall drops lawsuit against San Antonio fire union
The city of San Antonio has dropped its multiyear lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of a 10-year evergreen clause built into the previous contract with municipal firefighters. City Manager Sheryl Sculley confirmed that municipal officials have taken that step in an effort to bring union leadership back to the bargaining table. City Councilman Roberto Treviño said it’s the right move. “We want them to come back to the table and negotiate,” he said. The lawsuit was filed in November… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

City Hall drops lawsuit against San Antonio fire union
The city of San Antonio has dropped its multiyear lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of a 10-year evergreen clause built into the previous contract with municipal firefighters. City Manager Sheryl Sculley confirmed that municipal officials have taken that step in an effort to bring union leadership back to the bargaining table. City Councilman Roberto Treviño said it’s the right move. “We want them to come back to the table and negotiate,” he said. The lawsuit was filed in November… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Ex-Zimmer Biomet SVP loses in court
A former Zimmer Biomet executive has temporarily lost her bid for severance pay and cannot claim company stock options after her 2016 resignation. Robin Barney resigned from her post as a senior vice president claiming a hostile work environment, alleging sex discrimination, breach of contract, and constructive or involuntary discharge. Barney became Zimmer’s SVP of global operations and logistics after serving as an SVP at Biomet since 2008. (The companies merged in 2015.) Barney alleged that Zimmer told her in August 2016 that her position would be moved from Indiana to Switzerland by the end of 2017, requiring her...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Legal News Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases
A panel of judges is considering whether lawsuits filed on behalf of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers should be separated from a larger case against the drug industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Abbott faces suit from FlexStent over stent patent
FlexStent alleged in a lawsuit this week that Abbott infringes a vascular stent patent with its Xience line of drug-eluting devices. The suit, filed Nov. 26 in the U.S. District Court for Central California, accused Abbott’s Xience stents of infringing on U.S. Patent 6,187,035. The Xience devices infringe Claim 1 of the ‘035 patent, which specifies a stent with specific width and thickness ranges for its vertical and horizontal branches. The FlexStent patent calls for vertical branches with thicknesses between 0.09mm and 0.12mm, horizontal branch thickness of 0.05mm to 0.09mm and branch thickness ranging from 0...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Patent Infringement Stents Source Type: news

The Latest: Babies in withdrawal get attention in lawsuits
A panel of federal judges is asking questions about whether it would help babies born addicted to opioids to have lawsuits filed on their behalf separated from a larger group of cases over the prescription drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Patents on pot? U.S. lawsuit puts cannabis claims to the test
In October, the U.S. government issued Axim Biotechnologies Inc a patent for a cannabis-based suppository to treat irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid case has new complication: Babies born in withdrawal
A federal judicial panel is considering whether babies born in opioid withdrawal should have their lawsuits separated from hundreds of other cases against the drug industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California court tosses lawsuit challenging assisted suicide
A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Insulin pumps cause more injuries than any other device in the US, study reveals
Over the last decade, insulin pumps and pump parts made by Medtronic Inc were subject to 20 manufacturer recalls and about 100 lawsuits alleging pump malfunctions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigative Report Casts a Troubling Light on the Medical Device Industry
The consumer media has not been kind to the medical device industry this year. A consortium of journalists released an investigative report on the industry over the weekend that blames poorly regulated medical devices for millions of patient injuries and thousands of deaths. The report, which is based on a year-long investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), is the latest in a series of scathing reviews that have highlighted the darker side of medtech. According to the ICIJ report, more than 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths linked to medical devices have been...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Canterbury Woods files second suit against Millard Fillmore Gates developer
Pointing to unfinished construction and quality of life issues, the owners of the Canterbury Woods upscale living community have filed a lawsuit against the developer of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital property. Episcopal Church Home and Affiliates Life Care Community Inc., d/b/a Canterbury Woods, says the failure of Gates Circle Holdings LLC and Montante Group LLC to clean up its property threatens the health of its residents and employees, and cuts into potential sales. “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Canterbury Woods files second suit against Millard Fillmore Gates developer
Pointing to unfinished construction and quality of life issues, the owners of the Canterbury Woods upscale living community have filed a lawsuit against the developer of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital property. Episcopal Church Home and Affiliates Life Care Community Inc., d/b/a Canterbury Woods, says the failure of Gates Circle Holdings LLC and Montante Group LLC to clean up its property threatens the health of its residents and employees, and cuts into potential sales. “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s insulin pumps highlighted in medtech injury report
A new report published this week by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and media organizations around the world took aim at medical device companies and the regulations that govern the $400 billion industry. And in a related report about Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), the authors zero in on the company’s diabetes unit and its insulin pumps. Over the last decade, Medtronic’s insulin pumps and its parts were linked to 20 recalls and 100 lawsuits, according to the report. The ICIJ analysis found that the company’s insulin pumps have accounted for 150,000 injuries a...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Former Candidate for Governor Settles Wrongful Death Suit; More Former Candidate for Governor Settles Wrongful Death Suit; More
Emergency custody orders trigger a horrific tragedy; untreated polyp leads to patient's death and a lawsuit; high court weighs survivor damages for deceased plaintiff.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2008 in favor of Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical device makers, set a precedent that has killed lawsuits involving some of the most sophisticated devices on the market. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

I Won a Historic Lawsuit, But May Not Live to Get the Money
Dewayne Anthony Lee Johnson has always just gone by Lee. He lived a modest life for 42 years, and was devastated when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014. Now 46, as he struggles with his advancing illness, Johnson has found sudden celebrity with a historic victory over one of the world’s most powerful and controversial corporations – Monsanto Co. Johnson sued Monsanto alleging that he developed a deadly form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being drenched with the company’s herbicides, which he sprayed as part of his job as school groundskeeper. In Aug. 2018, a jury in San Francisco unanimously f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Uncategorized Cancer monsanto Source Type: news

Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report
Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents of Denmark, South Carolina, where a CNN investigation revealed that a chemical was being added to the water supply for 10 years without EPA approval. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York health insurer files preliminary injunction against Florida Blue
A New York-based health insurer has filed a preliminary injunction against Florida Blue a week after suing the company over an alleged broker monopoly in Orlando. "Florida Blue has a company policy — brazenly displayed on its website — that no broker may sell Florida Blue’s individual plans unless that broker agrees to sell only Florida Blue’s individual plans," Oscar Insurance Co. alleged in its lawsuit. "Florida Blue wrongfully uses its monopoly p ower to compel brokers to sell only its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

' Outsider' Oncologist Whistleblowers Share in $100M Reward'Outsider' Oncologist Whistleblowers Share in $100M Reward
One of the largest-ever False Claims Act settlements involved the oncology practice at a multispecialty group in Florida, which is splitting a huge pot of reward money with two other whistleblower lawsuit parties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Former eastern NC health care president sued following fraud conviction
A Louisiana health care firm is suing the former president of Pitt County Behavioral Health, claiming his conviction for a Medicaid fraud scheme cost it more than $2 million. The lawsuit, filed by plaintiff Seaside HCBS, comes to North Carolina’s Eastern District more than a year after the defendant, Shephard Lee Spruill, pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and perjury. Seaside HCBS is asking for compensatory damages and decl aratory relief for what it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Charlotte's Atrium Health faces lawsuit over employee benefits
Atrium Health is facing a class-action lawsuit alleging it falsely claimed to be a government entity to sidestep certain legal protections that affect employees' health and retirement plans. Representatives from Cohen Milstein Sellers& Toll filed the lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The plaintiffs are former employees. The lawsuit alleges that, because of Atrium's false claim, employees' retirement and health plans were put at risk and participants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Charlotte's Atrium Health faces lawsuit over employee benefits
Atrium Health is facing a class-action lawsuit alleging it falsely claimed to be a government entity to sidestep certain legal protections that affect employees' health and retirement plans. Representatives from Cohen Milstein Sellers& Toll filed the lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The plaintiffs are former employees. The lawsuit alleges that, because of Atrium's false claim, employees' retirement and health plans were put at risk and participants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

United Therapeutics seeks to dismiss sexual harassment lawsuit
In their response to the lawsuit, United Therapeutics Corp. and its executives ask the court to both require the anonymous plaintiff to disclose his identity and to dismiss the case. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

United Therapeutics seeks to dismiss sexual harassment lawsuit
In their response to the lawsuit, United Therapeutics Corp. and its executives ask the court to both require the anonymous plaintiff to disclose his identity and to dismiss the case. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s HeartWare to settle investor suit for $55m
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary HeartWare International agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought over a failed trial of its MVAD implantable heart pump. The lawsuit’s origins lie in the July 2015 launch of a clinical trial aimed at winning CE Mark approval in the European Union for HeartWare’s next-generation MVAD pump. The company hit the pause button in September 2015 after running into an issue with the manufacturing process for the device’s controller. The problems persisted into January of the following year, when the company said it ...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Featured Legal News Wall Street Beat HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Liberal America: College student threatens professor for daring to call him a "he" instead of "she" ... but he's a biological male
(Natural News) A professor of higher education is fighting back against the onslaught of gender pronoun insanity with a new lawsuit against his employer. Nicholas Meriwether, who teaches philosophy and religion at Shawnee State University in Ohio was reportedly chastised by faculty at the school after he referred to a transgender male student as “sir”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing number of state laws limit local government control over food and nutrition
(New York University) In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments' ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses, finds a new analysis led by NYU College of Global Public Health. These laws are examples of preemption, a legal mechanism in which a higher level of government withdraws or limits the ability of a lower level of government to act on an issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales
Pam Bondi announced she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last spring against Purdue Pharma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Yale removed depressed student from campus
A Yale University graduate is suing the Ivy League school over allegations she was wrongly removed from campus after she sought counseling for depression as school officials worried about more negative publicity following two student suicides (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans
The veterans say they were unfairly given less-than-honorable discharges for minor infractions linked to their untreated mental health problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

K2M closes $1.4B sale to Stryker
It ’s official: K2M Group Holdings Inc.’s $1.4 billion sale to Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker Corp. has closed. Under the deal, Leesburg-based K2M, a 300-person spinal surgery device maker, becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker (NYSE: SYK), a 33,000-employee Fortune 500 med-tech firm. T he transaction was completed Nov. 9, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The deal faced some hurdles during the process, when two lawsuits filed Oct. 11 sought to block it, alleging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

K2M closes $1.4B sale to Stryker
It ’s official: K2M Group Holdings Inc.’s $1.4 billion sale to Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker Corp. has closed. Under the deal, Leesburg-based K2M, a 300-person spinal surgery device maker, becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker (NYSE: SYK), a 33,000-employee Fortune 500 med-tech firm. T he transaction was completed Nov. 9, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The deal faced some hurdles during the process, when two lawsuits filed Oct. 11 sought to block it, alleging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Justice Department, Atrium Health reach settlement in antitrust lawsuit
Atrium Health and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement on a lawsuit challenging the Charlotte-based provider's anticompetitive restrictions. Atrium can no longer use steering restrictions in contracts between commercial health insurers and insurance providers in the Charlotte area. Steering refers to a practice where an insurer offers consumers financial incentives to use lower-cost providers. DOJ and the state of North Carolina filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Atrium… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

It begins: Trans-ageism... Man files lawsuit to lower his official age by 20 years so he can get more dates
(Natural News) A 69-year-old man from The Netherlands has decided that he wants to be 20 years younger than he actually is, and is now suing his country’s government to make that “happen” legally. Emile Ratelband says his doctor recently told him that he has the body of someone who’s 49 rather than 69, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bio-Rad, UChicago win $24m in patent infringement case
Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) this week touted a joint legal victory with the University of Chicago in a US Federal District court against rival 10X Genomics, saying that it was awarded $23.9 million in damages in a patent infringement case. The jury in the trial unanimously found that 10X Genomics willfully infringed on Bio-Rad and Univ. of Chicago patents with its Single Cell and Linked-Read genomics products, the Hercules, Calif.-based company said. “We are obviously pleased with the outcome of the case. Bio-Rad remains committed to growing and protecting its portfolio of patents in the droplet microfl...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Bio-Rad Laboratories Source Type: news