Maternal filicide: a case series from a medico-legal psychiatry unit in India - Gowda GS, Kumar CN, Mishra S, Malathesh BC, Komal S, Math SB, Chandra PS.
We present findings from a case series of four women inpatients, who were undergoing trials for filicide. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The murder trial of Gerard Baden-Clay: admissibility of expert opinion evidence of injuries and cause of death - Scott R.
On 20 April 2012, Brisbane real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay reported that his wife Allison was missing. Ten days later, her body was found under a bridge more than 10 kilometres from the family home. Although the body was badly decomposed, there was no ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Orofacial injuries in children and adolescents (2009-2013): a 5-year study in Porto, Portugal - Vidal HG, Caldas IM, Coelho J únior LGTM, Souza EHA, Carvalho MVD, Soriano EP, Pereira ML, Caldas AF.
The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of acts of aggression to the head, face and neck towards victims of Physical Violence against Children and Adolescents (PVCA) who were examined at the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Scie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 11, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer Can Move Forward: Judge A judge's ruling means that hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer Can Move Forward: Judge
Title: Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer Can Move Forward: JudgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Marijuana Regulatory Frameworks: A Public Health Analysis Marijuana Regulatory Frameworks: A Public Health Analysis
Are public health best practices, as applied to tobacco and alcohol to reduce demand, being followed with regards to marijuana in the four states where recreational marijuana is now legal?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Youth report improved wellbeing as result of tailored mental health services
(Lawson Health Research Institute) In a new study, researchers in London, Ontario, partnered with youth receiving care at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program at London Health Sciences Centre to better understand personal perspectives on care and treatment outcomes. The study found that patients experienced lasting improvements in managing their symptoms and improvements in academics, work performance and relationships, and they reported that these benefits involved being empowered by feelings of self-acceptance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research provides insight into why US residents seek abortion medication online
(University of Texas at Austin) Seeking abortion medications online can be a response to clinic access barriers both in states with and without restrictive abortion laws and can occur when self-managed abortion is preferred over clinical care. Researchers found that online options either offer information about how to correctly and safely use abortion medications or sell the required medications, but not both, and lack of trusted online options can delay care and lead to consideration of ineffective or unsafe alternatives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most US lawmakers don't look to universities for behavioral health research
(Drexel University) A study designed to demystify the way research gets into legislators' hands found that the majority don't look to universities to inform their behavioral health policies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Legalizing same-sex marriage increased health care access for gay men: Vanderbilt study
(Vanderbilt University) One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of marriage for LGBT individuals shows that legalizing same-sex marriage improved health care access for gay men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oklahoma fast-tracking medical marijuana, but with pushback
Oklahoma pushes ahead on medical marijuana after voters in the traditionally conservative state approved one of least restrictive laws in the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Men Less Likely to Prefer Palliative Care Treatment at End of Life
A small study has found that men with cancer were less likely than women to prefer palliative care if informed that continued treatment would not be helpful. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Does Frontline R2CHOP Reduce CNS Relapse Risk in DLBCL?
There may be prophylactic benefit from using lenalidomide, an orally bioavailable CNS-penetrating agent, combined with R-CHOP in the upfront setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Can Elderly Patients With DLBCL Tolerate Standard Treatment?
The OS benefit associated with standard treatment diminished in patients older than 80 with high comorbidity scores, but other age groups fared better. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

More Cancer Survivors Have Metabolic Syndrome, but Knowledge and Awareness Vary Widely
While over half of survivors had heard of metabolic syndrome, in one-third with the condition, fewer than 10% had been diagnosed; educational strategies may be of benefit. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Sanofi closes plant after pollution complaint
A federation representing local associations claimed that polluting agent emissions at Sanofi ’s Mourenx plant were 7,000 times above the legal limit (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impact of Toxic Stress on Migrant Children Devastating, Enduring Impact of Toxic Stress on Migrant Children Devastating, Enduring
As the government scrambles to meet today's court-ordered deadline to reunite the youngest migrant children with their families, scientists continue to underscore the lasting impact of toxic stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Abingworth fund beats expectations
Lifesciences investment group Abingworth Bioventures has closed its latest fund, Abingworth Bioventures VII (ABV VII) at $315 million. The fund — Abingworth’s 12th invested in companies in Europe and the U.S. —  exceeded its target of $300 million.  The firm has more than $1.2 billion under management. The fund invests broadly across all stages of development, including early and late-stage venture deals, clinical co-development, venture investments in public equities (VIPEs) and public equities. Investment size per company will typically range from $15 million to $30 million. Its medt...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Abingworth alexionpharmaceuticals Avillon Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. CRISPR Therapeutics GammaDelta Therapeutics SFJ Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Reignites Debate on Abortion Trump's Supreme Court Pick Reignites Debate on Abortion
The president's choice of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh has sparked media campaigns both from groups that support and those that oppose keeping abortion legal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Appeals court backs Wright win in Spineology spat
A federal appeals court last week upheld a win for Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) in a patent infringement spat with Spineology over bone reamers. St. Paul, Minn.-based Spineology sued Wright in early 2015, alleging infringement of several claims in a patent covering an expandable reamer designed to cut chambers within bone larger than the external opening into the chamber; Memphis-based Wright makes an expandable reamer called the X-Ream. Judge Joan Ericksen of the U.S. District Court for Minnesota found in July 2017 that five of the claims were invalid on indefiniteness and that Wright did not infringe the two other cla...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Spineology wrightmedical Source Type: news

Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
President Trump's pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has often opposed court involvement in environmental and health regulations. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Impaired neuropsychological profile in homicide offenders with schizophrenia - Engelstad KN, Vaskinn A, Torgalsb øen AK, Mohn C, Lau B, Rund BR.
BACKGROUND: Our ability to predict and prevent homicides committed by individuals with schizophrenia is limited. Cognitive impairments are associated with poorer functional outcome in schizophrenia, possibly also homicide. The aim of the current study was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Human bite as a weapon of assault - Robsam SO, Ihechi EU, Olufemi WO.
This study aims to determine the prevalence and characteristi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender-based violence among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a public health challenge - Hossain MM, Sultana A, Das A.
On August 25, 2017, the military and paramilitary forces of Myanmar launched "clearance operations" against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state of Myanmar. In the resulting humanitarian crisis, a M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) report estimated that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Associations between gun shows and firearm deaths and injuries (Response to comments) - Matthay EC, Galin J, Farkas K, Rudolph K, Wintemute G, Ahern J.
IN RESPONSE: Drs. Xu and Breitbart assert that firearm purchases across state lines should comply with federal and buyer state laws. We look forward to the day when laws are perfectly followed. The concern raised by our study is, of course, illegal act... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Do naloxone access laws increase outpatient naloxone prescriptions? Evidence from Medicaid - Gertner AK, Domino ME, Davis CS.
BACKGROUND: Naloxone is a prescription medication that can quickly and effectively reverse opioid overdose. Medicaid is a major payer of substance use disorder services, and Medicaid beneficiaries experience especially high rates of opioid overdose. As opi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trump Nominates Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
(MedPage Today) -- Seen as deeply conservative but not a down-the-line ideologue (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malpractice: Your Staff Could Help Cause or Avert Lawsuits Malpractice: Your Staff Could Help Cause or Avert Lawsuits
Your office support staff can prevent mistakes, but they can also introduce new ones and anger patients. How can you make sure they'll work to avert a malpractice lawsuit?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Federal freeze on ACA payments could cost MN insurers $71M
A push by the Trump administration to suspend an Affordable Care Act payments program could cost Minnesota insurers more than $70 million in expected funding this year.    The New York Times has a report on the move by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which blamed its decision to freeze payments on a court decision earlier this year. But the plan drew criticism from insurers, who say it threatens their business and raises the likelihood of insurance premium hikes, especially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Federal freeze on ACA payments could cost MN insurers $71M
A push by the Trump administration to suspend an Affordable Care Act payments program could cost Minnesota insurers more than $70 million in expected funding this year.    The New York Times has a report on the move by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which blamed its decision to freeze payments on a court decision earlier this year. But the plan drew criticism from insurers, who say it threatens their business and raises the likelihood of insurance premium hikes, especially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Red List News: Gender-neutral Bible, RF trackers, SCOTUS updates
This article is an example of how we’re providing editorial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UnitedHealth, American Renal have a deal to end lawsuit
Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. and American Renal Associates Holdings Inc., which operates a chain of dialysis clinics, have reached a tentative deal that would end a years-long legal fight between the companies. The Wall Street Journal reports on the preliminary agreement, which includes a $32 million payment from American Renal to Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH). It also will give UnitedHealthcare' medical-plan members in-network access to Beverly, Mass.-based American Renal's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Palliative sedation renders patients unconscious
Palliative sedation is when a patient who is terminally is given enough sedatives to render them unconscious. Although it is legal in all 50 states, it is controversial and some liken it euthanasia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court
As ill California man ’s landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker’s response to researchers’ findingsMonsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully ... and to fight independent researchers,” said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sam Levin in San Francisco Tags: Monsanto US news California San Francisco Cancer research Medical research Science Health Business Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Failed To File Suit Within Plan's Limitations Period, Judge Says
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge on June 12 granted a disability plan administrator's motion for summary judgment after determining that the disability claimant's suit must be dismissed because the claimant failed to file suit within the disability plan's limitations period (Michael Faciane v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 17-17429, E.D. La., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97969). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

7th Circuit Panel Says Claimant Is Not Entitled To Total Disability Benefits
CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 21 affirmed a district court's ruling that a disability claimant suffering from invasive basal cell carcinoma in the right ear is not entitled to total disability benefits from his insurer because he is still able to perform all but one of the functions of his occupation as a company president (Henry Fiorentini v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Co., No. 17-3137, 7th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 16741). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Owed Own-Occupation Benefits; Attorney Fee Award Remanded
SAN FRANCSICO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 21 affirmed a district court's award of own-occupation long-term disability (LTD) benefits in favor of a disability claimant but vacated and remanded the lower court's award of attorney fees in favor of the claimant for recalculation (Dave Nagy v. Group Long Term Disability Plan for Employees of Oracle America Inc., et al., Nos. 16-16160, 17-15491, 9th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 16883). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

LTD Claim Remanded; Administrator Must Consider Effects Of Medications
ST. LOUIS - A Missouri federal judge on June 19 remanded a long-term disability (LTD) claim and instructed the claims administrator to evaluate if the side effects of the claimant's prescribed medications affected the claimant's ability to perform any occupation (Lisa Conner v. Ascension Health, et al., No. 17-021, E.D. Mo., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102064). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California Federal Judge Overturns Insurer's Denial Of LTD Benefits
SAN FRANCISCO - A disability claimant is entitled to long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the evidence from the claimant's treating physicians and evidence obtained from the disability insurer's medical reviewers support a finding that the claimant is disabled under the plan's any-occupation standard, a California federal judge said June 18 (Sarabjit Sangha v. Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, No. 17-5158, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101725). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Allowed To File Complaint; Judgment In Insurer's Favor Vacated
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An Alabama federal judge on June 22 vacated a judgment entered in favor of a disability insurer and granted the disability claimant's motion to amend his complaint to state a claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act after determining that failing to vacate the prior judgment would result in a manifest injustice against the claimant (Charles M. Davis v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 14-43, M.D. Ala., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104462). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Insurer's Denial Of LTD Benefits Was Not Arbitrary Or Capricious, Panel Says
DENVER - A disability insurer did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in denying a plan participant's claim for long-term (LTD) disability benefits because the insurer's denial was supported by substantial evidence, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said June 21 (John Dardick v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 17-1412, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 16753). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Denial Of Disability Benefits Was Abuse Of Discretion, Federal Judge Says
JACKSON, Miss. - Noting that a disability insurer engaged in a "decades-long pattern of arbitrary claim denials and other misdeeds," a Mississippi federal judge on June 29 determined that the insurer's denial of benefits to a claimant was an abuse of discretion because the denial was unsupported by the evidence (Juanita Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 17-42, S.D. Miss., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109526). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

An Overview Of Digital Accessibility Terms And Today's Legal Landscape: Updated
By Vivian Cullipher A Primer For Legal Teams On ADA And Section 508 Issues Affecting Websites, Mobile Apps, And Other Digital Platforms And Content This July will mark 28 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. According to the Computer History Museum, five months after the ADA was enacted, Tim Berners-Lee prototyped the "WorldWideWeb" featuring a server, HTML, URLs, and the first browser.1 (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Louisiana Federal Judge Orders Disability Insurer To Supplement Responses
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge on June 13 ordered a disability insurer to supplement its answers to a disability claimant's interrogatories to include communications with all attorneys consulted regarding the participant's claim for benefits (Anne Wittmann v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-9501, E.D. La., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99042). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Insured Cannot Recover Attorney Fees In Insurance Bad Faith Dispute
NEW YORK - A New York state court judge on June 18 ruled that it is too early to determine whether an insured is entitled to an award of attorney fees in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit because the trial court has yet to decide whether an insurer's actions rose to the level of bad faith (Eric Schneck v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., No. 155800/2012, N.Y. Sup., New York Co., 2018 N.T. Misc. LEXIS 2456). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Reduces Disability Claimant's Attorney Fee Award
BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge on June 28 reduced an award of attorney fees to a disability claimant after determining that a number of the hours billed by the claimant's attorney are not compensable because the hours were related to alleged misrepresentations made by the claimant's attorney (Diahann L. Gross v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 09-11678, D. Mass., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107918). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit Panel Refuses To Rehear Arguments In Disability Benefits Suit
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 3 denied a petition for rehearing, refusing to reconsider a June 15 remand of a disability benefits dispute to a district court to determine whether the claimant is entitled to equitable relief based on the disability plan's failure to properly offset the claimant's disability benefits (Petar Mrkonjic v. Delta Family-Care and Survivorship Plan, et al., Nos. 16-56335 and 16-56487, 9th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 18228). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Professional Hockey Player's Claims Preempted Under ERISA, Federal Judge Says
DALLAS - A Texas federal judge on June 20 granted a disability insurer's motion to dismiss after determining that a former professional hockey player's claims are preempted under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Aaron Rome v. HCC Life Insurance Co., No. 16-2480, N.D. Texas, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102962). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Man Tells 10th Circuit Denial Of Benefits Was 'Arbitrary And Capricious'
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 15 heard oral arguments in a case in which a man contends that the insurer that denied his claim for long-term disability (LTD) had a conflict of interest and its decision to deny his benefits on the basis of the pre-existing condition limitation was "arbitrary and capricious" (Michael Green v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 17-1383, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland
Managers worried about recruitment and retention Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing NHS staff report stress, violence and dissatisfaction with pay Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows Vital that parties tackle NHS funding shortfall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news