Poll: 66% Of Voters Oppose Trump DOJ's Move To Gut Patient Protections
Two-thirds of U.S. voters disapprove of the Trump Justice Department ’s decision to support a lawsuit that would eliminate popular protections for patients with preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:MOH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Patient denied MRI sues Ore. hospital for $7M
A patient who was considered too big to fit inside an MRI scanner at Providence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead Misdiagnosis after CT scan spurs $1.5M malpractice verdict Report: Colo. hospital failed to properly clean US probes Florida radiology firm to pay $9M to settle overbilling case No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Celgene sues pharma with Durham ops
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Celgene sues pharma with Durham ops
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

CareSync showed history of suing medical providers for payment
Embattled health care tech company CareSync Inc., which shuttered its offices this week, had filed breach of contract and indebtedness lawsuits against a number of its clients in the past year. Since March 2017, CareSync had filed suits in Hillsborough County court against 40 medical providers with which it had chronic care management services agreements.  Several cases have been closed, but the lawsuits show that CareSync had been fighting to get even relatively small payments. In o ne case… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

CareSync showed history of suing medical providers for payment
Embattled health care tech company CareSync Inc., which shuttered its offices this week, had filed breach of contract and indebtedness lawsuits against a number of its clients in the past year. Since March 2017, CareSync had filed suits in Hillsborough County court against 40 medical providers with which it had chronic care management services agreements.  Several cases have been closed, but the lawsuits show that CareSync had been fighting to get even relatively small payments. In o ne case… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

LifePoint-owned hospital settles whistleblower lawsuit
A LifePoint Health Inc. facility has settled a whistleblower lawsuit with the U.S. government that alleged Medicare fraud. Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a $784,000 settlement with LifePoint’s Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn. The lawsuit was filed pursuant to the False Claims Act by two former employees who worked in the hospital’s geriatric psychiatric unit.  LifePoint (Nasdaq: LPNT) is No. 4 on the Nashville Business Journal’s list of largest publicly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

U.S. Centers Force Migrant Children to Take Drugs - Lawsuit U.S. Centers Force Migrant Children to Take Drugs - Lawsuit
Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

AAFP, Other Groups File Amicus Brief in Texas v. U.S.
The AAFP and other medical groups have filed an amicus brief supporting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a lawsuit that seeks to declare the ACA unconstitutional. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Providence slapped with $7M suit from patient 'too large' for the MRI machine
A patient who was too large to fit inside an MRI and was initially sent home has filed a $7 million medical negligence lawsuit against Providence Health& Services. Lawrence Jackson claims that he was treated at Providence St. Vincent Hospital on Sept. 12, 2016 by Dr. Thomas Calverley. Jackson had complained of mid-to-lower back pain, a sharp ache, 100.4-degree temperature, elevated pulse and blood pressure, chills and appetite loss, according to the suit, wh ich was filed June 1 in Multnomah County… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Providence slapped with $7M suit from patient 'too large' for the MRI machine
A patient who was too large to fit inside an MRI and was initially sent home has filed a $7 million medical negligence lawsuit against Providence Health& Services. Lawrence Jackson claims that he was treated at Providence St. Vincent Hospital on Sept. 12, 2016 by Dr. Thomas Calverley. Jackson had complained of mid-to-lower back pain, a sharp ache, 100.4-degree temperature, elevated pulse and blood pressure, chills and appetite loss, according to the suit, wh ich was filed June 1 in Multnomah County… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Analogic shareholders approve $1B go-private deal with Altaris
The $1 billion go-private deal between Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) and private equity shop Altaris Capital Partners is slated to close tomorrow now that Analogic’s shareholders have approved the deal. Peabody, Mass.-based Analogic said that the $84-per-share deal, announced in April, is worth roughly $1.1 billion. The acquisition passed its first hurdle in the sale late in April, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Shareholders today voted 79.44% of all outstanding shares in favor of the buyout, the company said. The sale foll...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Analogic Source Type: news

No new trial for Bard in $4m vena cava filter loss
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard this week failed to win a new trial after a jury awarded nearly $4 million to the plaintiff in a bellwether product liability lawsuit brought over Bard’s inferior vena cava filter. Plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker was implanted in June 2007 with a Bard G2 IVC filter to mitigate her risk of pulmonary embolism during or after a surgery, according to court documents. By 2014 the G2 filter had tilted to penetrate the IVC’s wall and fractured, leaving one strut in Booker’s right atrium. During surgery in July 2014 to remove the filter and stru...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Abbott escapes payer ’ s lawsuit over St. Jude Medical CRM batteries
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) this week escaped a purported class action lawsuit brought by a third-party payer over defective batteries used in subsidiary St. Jude Medical‘s cardiac rhythm management devices. Plaintiff ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust brought the suit last September on behalf of third-party payers, alleging in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois that Abbott and St. Jude concealed the battery problems from the public and the FDA. Little Canada, Minn.-based St. Jude warned about a premature depletion issue with the batteries in October 2016, five years after its battery supplier...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Abbott stjudemedical Source Type: news

Pharma company facing opioid lawsuits lays off salesforce
OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP has laid off about 350 employees including the remainder of its sales staff as the beleaguered company carries through with a promise to stop promoting opioids to doctors and shift its focus to different drugs.   “Purdue Pharma is taking significant steps to transform and diversify beyond our historic focus of pain medications,” Purdue said in a statement.  OxyContin generated $1.8 billion in sales in 2017, per Reuters. Purdue first cut its salesforce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

A Dissident Emerges In Pennsylvania's Opioid Litigation, Claims Its Case Has Been Highjacked
Not everyone is happy that lawsuits by Pennsylvania counties and unions against Purdue Pharma and other makers of prescription opioids have been consolidated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead
A Pennsylvania state court has allowed a lawsuit to move ahead against the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRT responds to Newsweek article on Kwiatkowski Former RT Kwiatkowski reveals drug diversion secrets Kwiatkowski sentenced to 39 years in prison Kwiatkowski pleads guilty in hepatitis C case NH report slams Exeter Hospital procedures in hepatitis C outbreak (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Purdue axes remaining sales force as legal troubles mount
With an avalanche of opioid-related lawsuits piling onto Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin has laid off 350 employees. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Man awarded $18.4 million in lawsuit over failed HIV test
In the suit, Sean Stentiford said he consented to an HIV test in 2007 but two doctors failed to do it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police Video from Las Vegas Shooting Shows Chaos, Confusion
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police body camera videos released Wednesday show the chaos and confusion Las Vegas police officers and first responders faced at a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as waves of wounded and fleeing concert-goers sought help. One 30-minute video shows an officer inside the venue as hundreds of people are fleeing and volleys of gunfire can be heard overhead. A dozen people are piled against each other seeking shelter behind a tall sign. The officer joins them, hiding behind the sign until there's a break in the shooting and he and another officer yell for the group to start running. "I have a g...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Regina Garcia Cano and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Operations Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Physicians Should Be Able to Say'I'm Sorry'Malpractice Case: Physicians Should Be Able to Say'I'm Sorry '
Sometimes saying'I'm sorry'to a patient or their family can help prevent a malpractice lawsuit. This case explains why an act of contrition has tremendous value.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Colorado Mine Spill Cases Should Not Be Consolidated, Navajo Nation, Others Say
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Navajo Nation and the states of New Mexico and Utah on June 7 filed a brief in a New Mexico federal court arguing that their lawsuit should not be consolidated with others against the companies that spilled 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage and heavy metals into the Animas and San Juan rivers. The Navajo Nation and the states argue that the spill has tainted the groundwater supply (In re: Gold King Mine Release in San Juan County, Colorado on August 5, 2015, No. 18-2824, D. N.M.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Toxic Tort Law Firm Accused Of Breach Of Conduct Removes Case To Federal Court
SCRANTON, Pa. - A law firm on June 4 removed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania a putative class action brought against it by a man who contends that the firm breached its professional obligations that were part of a contingent fee agreement in an underlying toxic tort lawsuit to which he was party (Stanley Waleski v. Montgomery McCracken Walker& Rhoads, No. 18-1144, M.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The Death of Yarushka Rivera: Prior Authorization Run Amok The Death of Yarushka Rivera: Prior Authorization Run Amok
A teen suffered tragic consequences from a failed prior authorization; Melissa Walton-Shirley says lawsuits miss the mark.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Boston Scientific wins third Mass. pelvic mesh trial
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) last week won the third Massachusetts trial of a product liability lawsuit brought over two of its pelvic mesh products. Ana Martinez and her husband Jose sued Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific in August 2012 in the Bay State’s Middlesex County Superior Court. After a 16-day trial, the jury found June 15 that Boston was not negligent in the design of its Pinnacle and Obtryx pelvic mesh products and did not fail to warn patients of the risks associated with the meshes, according to court documents. The jury also found that the Pinnacle and Obtryx devices were not defecti...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Women's Health Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

Triad medical practice files lawsuit accusing two former employees of breaching employment agreement
A medical practice in Elon has sued two former employees, accusing them of breaching their contract by starting a competing practice while still employed and using patient information and other resources. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Department of Labor walks away from lawsuit action after Phoenix firm refuses to pay back wages
A dispute between drivers and a company has led to claims the Department of Labor backed off suing to gain employees' back wages. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Department of Labor walks away from lawsuit action after Phoenix firm refuses to pay back wages
A dispute between drivers and a company has led to claims the Department of Labor backed off suing to gain employees' back wages. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Testosterone Lawsuits; Stabilizing T1D; Bariatric Surgery Pill?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbs
(Reuters) - An abortion provider that in 2016 persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to void parts of a restrictive Texas law on Thursday filed a new lawsuit challenging dozens of that state's other curbs on the procedure as unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical pays $43m to settle class actions
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said this week it inked a $42.5 million agreement to settle class action lawsuits against it. The cases, which date back to 2013, involved shareholders who purchased stock between February 6, 2012 and July 18, 2013. Shareholders claimed that the company and a select number of its officers violated federal securities laws by “making false and misleading statements and omitting certain material facts in certain public statements and in the company’s filings with the SEC,” according to Intuitive’s 10Q filing. The plaintiffs sought class certification in September 201...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Lawsuit Filed Against Allergan for Defectively Packaged Taytulla ™...
A Miami, FL woman has filed the first lawsuit against Allergan for defectively packaged Taytulla™ birth control samples that allegedly caused her unintended pregnancy.(PRWeb June 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15557491.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Danbury Law Firm Files Suit Against Opioids Manufacturers and...
Ventura Law along with their co-counsel, Branstetter Stranch & Jennings, filed a lawsuit (opioid case docket number: AAN-CV18-6028560-S) on behalf of Ansonia, Danbury, Derby and Norwalk against...(PRWeb June 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15558463.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis
BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to personally name the company’s executives in a complaint, Attorney General Maura Healey said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including CEO Craig Landau and members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue. Th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Politics Lisa Gresci Local TV Maura Healey opioid crisis OxyContin Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

The New Obamacare Lawsuit Could Undo Far More Than Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
Removing two rules from the individual market could very easily disrupt many others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Cook Medical to convert N.C.-based cigarette facility to med device factory
Cook Medical today announced plans to acquire a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based former cigarette facility, with plans to convert it into a medical device manufacturing facility. The 850,000 square-foot building, which was built in 1961 and ceased production in 2012, will house more than 650 local Cook Medical workers, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said. The acquisition of the property is subject to conditions including inspections and finalizations with the city of Winston Salem, Forsyth County and the state of N.C. Cook Medical said it expects the deal to close during the third quarter. “To turn part of the R.J...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cook Medical Source Type: news

Healey lawsuit links Purdue Pharma to deaths of 670 Mass. residents
Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, alleging that 670 Massachusetts residents who were prescribed the company's opioid drugs have died from opioid-related overdoses since 2009. The complaint, which was filed Tuesday in Suffolk County Superior Court, names Connecticut-based Purdue as a defendant, along with 16 current and former executives at the company who Healey says were complicit in facilitating and exacerbating the opioid epidemic. According to the complaint,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Humana faces anti-kickback, False Claims Act suit over diabetes testing equipment
Humana Inc. will face an anti-kickback and False Claim Act lawsuit involving a deal it made with a division of international pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois tossed motions by Louisville-based Humana (NYSE: HUM) and Indianapolis-based Roche Diagnostics Corp. to dismiss a whistleblower case brought against the companies. The suit was brought by a now former Roche Diagnostics employee who, in part, alleges that Roche inappropriately… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

OP hospital appeals loss of Medicare, Medicaid reimbursements
Blue Valley Hospital, a surgical center in Overland Park, lost its Medicare certification in May due to a change in guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September. According to KCUR, the hospital challenged the termination of its Medicare certification, but a federal judge ruled last week that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the lawsuit because the hospital had not exhausted its options with CMS. The hospital has appealed the case to the 10th U.S . Circuit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Endo executes master settlement agreement to resolve testosterone lawsuits
Two Endo International subsidiaries, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, have executed a definitive master settlement agreement to resolve all known testosterone replacement therapy product liability claims against the company. The agreement does not involve any admission of wrongdoing or liability by Endo, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has its U.S. headquarters in Malvern, Pa. Endo and its subsidiaries are defendants in more than 1,200 lawsuits filed by users of testosterone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Unbeaten At Trial, Bayer and Janssen Say Cycle Of Xarelto Lawsuits'Needs To Be Stopped '
Early returns haven't been positive for plaintiffs attorneys, so Xarelto liability theories have been mutating, defense says (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Issues New Data on Hurricane Maria Deaths
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest. Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico's main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the capital, San Juan, after a more than two-hour drive, a doctor ran out to stop it. "He said, 'Don't bring him in here, I can't care for him. I don't have power. I don't have water. I don't have an anesthesiologist,'" Perez's daughter, Nerybelle, recalled. The 95-year-old Perez died as the ambulance drove him back to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Coto, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Category Source Type: news

Seattle Times denies defamation allegations in former Swedish neurosurgeon's lawsuit
Seattle Times attorney Jessica Goldman asked a federal judge to dismiss Dr. Johnny Delashaw's claims, saying he failed to specifically dispute the truth of the newspaper's reporting. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Seattle Times denies defamation allegations in former Swedish neurosurgeon's lawsuit
Seattle Times attorney Jessica Goldman asked the court to dismiss parts of Delashaw's defamation suit and throw out other allegations by the former Swedish Neurosurgeon. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Disability Claimants Seek High Court's Review Of Service-Of-Suit Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should grant a petition for writ of certiorari because the Colorado Supreme Court's dismissal of two long-term disability insurance lawsuits based on the failure to serve the proper parties has widened an existing conflict between federal courts of appeal regarding whether a benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a proper defendant, the petitioners argue in their May 11 brief filed in the high court (Brenda Olivar v. Public Service Employee Credit Union Long Term Disability Plan, and Caroline Burton, et al. v. Colorado Access, et al., No. 17-1543, U...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

LabCorp asks court to dismiss Delaware lawsuit
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed two months ago that claims a Medicaid services company worked to make the life sciences giant the only laboratory provider for Medicaid patients in Delaware. LabCorp (NYSE: LH) said in a June 5 court filing that the lawsuit filed by Prescient Medicine Holdings in April should be dismissed for several reasons, including lack of antitrust standing and failure to allege a relevant antitrust market. The initial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

LabCorp asks court to dismiss Delaware lawsuit
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed two months ago that claims a Medicaid services company worked to make the life sciences giant the only laboratory provider for Medicaid patients in Delaware. LabCorp (NYSE: LH) said in a June 5 court filing that the lawsuit filed by Prescient Medicine Holdings in April should be dismissed for several reasons, including lack of antitrust standing and failure to allege a relevant antitrust market. The initial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

In Missouri, J & J Faces Biggest Trial Yet Alleging Talc Caused Cancer In Missouri, J & J Faces Biggest Trial Yet Alleging Talc Caused Cancer
A lawsuit by 22 ovarian cancer patients against Johnson& Johnson went to trial on Wednesday in Missouri state court, marking the largest case the company has faced over allegations its talc-based products contain cancer-causing asbestos.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Suit involving worker overtime at Cincinnati VA hospital gains traction
A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center that accuses the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime related to electronic medical records since 2006. Judge Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted certification June 7 in an action brought by class representative Audricia Brooks, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA, and others on behalf of nurse practitioners and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Suit involving worker overtime at Cincinnati VA hospital gains traction
A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center that accuses the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime related to electronic medical records since 2006. Judge Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted certification June 7 in an action brought by class representative Audricia Brooks, a nurse practitioner at the Cincinnati VA, and others on behalf of nurse practitioners and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news