Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Weed Killer to Man's Cancer
A $289 million award against Monsanto in a case linking its Roundup weed killer to terminal cancer in a former school groundskeeper may lead to similar judgments against the company, according to the man's lawyers. The ruling in favor of Dewayne... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sarasota Memorial Hospital may use bonds to finance new campus
Sarasota Memorial Hospital may be using bonds to pay for the new construction on and off its main campus. The Sarasota County Public Hospital District is currently considering a bond issue. The proceeds of which may be used to finance the construction of facilities on its main campus and a new campus in south Sarasota County. The District Board has authorized staff and the District’s consultants and lawyers to proceed to develop a finance plan and documents with respect to the bonds, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Jury Awards $289 Million to Man Who Blames Monsanto ’s Roundup for Cancer
(SAN FRANCISCO) — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. “I’m glad to be here to be able to help in a cause that’s way bigger than me,” Dewayne Johnson said at a news conference Friday after the verdict was announced. Johnson, 46, alleges that heavy contact with the herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The state Superior Court jury agreed tha...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Elias / AP Tags: Uncategorized California Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Insurers and lawyers line up for battle over whiplash law
One side says new bill will cut fraud, the other claims it denies victims justice (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plaintiffs in J & J DePuy Ortho Pinnacle hip bellwether seek $246m in damages
A group of plaintiffs who sued Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) DePuy Orthopaedics in a bellwether case over alleged defects associated with its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hips are looking for approximately $246.1 million in damages, according to recently released court documents. The damages come after a jury in Texas federal court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, finding J&J liable for the defects and fraud. Plaintiff Michael Stevens is seeking a total of approximately $37.8 million, Euegen Stevens is seeking approximately $36.8 million, Hazel Miura is seeking approximately $43.7 million, Karen Krischner is see...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Ford government to face human rights challenge over changes to sex-ed
Human rights lawyers have announced a legal challenge of the Progressive Conservatives' plans for the sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury
A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania High Court Refuses To Hear Appeal In Environmental Dispute
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The majority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on July 18 denied an insurer's petition for review in an environmental contamination coverage dispute on the basis that the trial court's continuous trigger ruling was not a final ruling (Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. v. Johnson Matthey Inc., et al., No. 24 MAP 2017, Pa. Sup., 2018 Pa. LEXIS 3670). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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U.S. Attorney General Can Intervene In MTBE Contamination Suit, Judge Says
BALTIMORE - A federal judge in Maryland on July 30 ruled that the U.S. attorney general can intervene in a suit brought by the state of Maryland against 69 sellers of gasoline containing the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), which allegedly contaminated water in the state, finding that the attorney general can present evidence as to whether Section 1503 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 is constitutional (Maryland v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. ELH-18-459, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127475). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Maryland Panel: Evidence Does Not Support Lead-Based Paint Injury Claim
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on July 24 affirmed a lower court ruling and concluded that a man's circumstantial evidence that he was poisoned by exposure to lead-based paint while living in an apartment did not establish the inference that the property contained lead-based paint (Drayon Tindall v. Stanley Rochkind, et al., No. 419, Md. Spec. App.; 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 723). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Allows Defense Expert To Testify, Denies Dismissal In Lead Paint Lawsuit
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on July 18 denied a motion to exclude expert opinion for the former makers of lead-based paint brought by residents who contend that they have been poisoned by it, and the judge also denied summary judgment motions filed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. seeking to dismiss the case on grounds that it could not have contributed to the plaintiffs' alleged injuries (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Grand Jury Indicts Arkema, CEO For Texas Plant's Chemical Release During Hurricane
LIBERTY, Texas - The district attorney for Harris County, Texas on Aug. 3 announced that a grand jury has indicted chemical manufacturer Arkema North America, its chief executive officer and a plant manager for contamination of the air and the local water supply after the company's plant was damaged in Hurricane Harvey and released multiple chemical and volatile organic compounds. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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CSX To Pay $2.7M To Settle Claims Stemming From Spill After Derailment
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - CSX Transportation Inc. on July 24 agreed in West Virginia federal court to pay $2.7 million to resolve claims that an oil spill caused by a derailment of 109 rail cars in 2009 resulted in violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act (WPCA) and the West Virginia Groundwater Protection Act (GPA) (United States, et al. v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. 18-cv-1175, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel Remands, Says Agency Violated Law When It Granted License For Uranium Mine
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 20 ruled that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission did not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved a license for a uranium mine, and it remanded the matter to the NRC for further proceedings consistent with NEPA in response to an Indian tribe's concerns over groundwater contamination (Oglala Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, et al., No. 17-1059, D.C. Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 20215). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel: Groundwater Case Valid; Agency's Dismissal Argument Without Merit
HARRISBURG, Pa. - In an unpublished opinion, a panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on July 25 denied the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) motion to dismiss a groundwater contamination case brought by advocates for the environment, ruling that the plaintiffs had alleged sufficient facts and that the DEP's argument that the court lacked jurisdiction was without merit (Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, No. 525MD2017, Pa. Cmwlth.; 2017 Pa. Commw. Unpub. LEXIS 404). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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DuPont To Pay $3.1M To EPA To Settle Claims Related To Fatal Chemical Spill
HOUSTON - E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. on July 23 agreed to pay $3.1 million to the Environmental Protection Agency to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) when it accidentally released methyl mercaptan (MeSH) at the company's chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, causing the death of four employees and injuring six others (United States v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, No. 18-2545, S.D. Texas). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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6th Circuit Affirms Class Certification For Some Groundwater Claims
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 16 affirmed a lower court's decision to deny class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3), but then certify other issues for class treatment under Rule 23(c)(4) for a lawsuit in which residents contend that they have been harmed by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their groundwater (Terry Martin, et al. v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al., No. 17-3663, 6th Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 19441). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Must Produce Discovery To Show Compliance With Judgment
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on July 23 ordered Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, to produce several documents as part of post-judgment discovery to determine whether Donziger has been complying with the nonmonetary provisions of the judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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EPA, State Agency, City Of Flint Guilty Of 'Lapses' In Water Crisis, Report Finds
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 19 released a report in which it concluded that the circumstances and response to the drinking water contamination in Flint, Mich., "involved implementation and oversight lapses" at the EPA, the state of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the city of Flint. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Flint Plaintiffs: Census Order Would 'Undermine' Class Members' Rights
DETROIT - The plaintiffs in the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis litigation on July 23 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that an order proposed by co-liaison counsel for the collection of data regarding potential claimants in the litigation "places an unreasonable and unnecessary burden on absent class members for little benefit" (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Dismisses Gov. Snyder, Some State Employees From Flint Water Crisis Case
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A federal judge in Michigan on Aug. 1 dismissed Gov. Rick Snyder, the state of Michigan and some state employees from the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis litigation, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to sufficiently allege that those defendants were liable for any injuries because they were unaware of the threat posed by using the Flint River as a source of drinking water (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Companies: Lead Paint Case Poses Due Process Issues; U.S. High Court Review Needed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three former makers of lead-based paint on July 16 filed two separate petitions for writs of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a California court's decision that denied the companies' consolidated petition for rehearing and affirmed a $1.15 billion ruling holding the companies responsible for public nuisance related to lead-based paint poses concerns in light of the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. The People of California, No. 18-84, U.S. Sup. and Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's&tr...
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First trial alleging Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer goes to jury
A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

August 6, 2018: Nurse Practitioner Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Drugs at Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Procurement law: developments, challenges and risks
Specialist procurement lawyers from healthcare law firm, Hempsons, will be providing training on the latest developments in procurement law. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

August 3, 2018: Northwest ENT Associates, P.C. to Pay Approximately $1.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

11 Killed, Nearly 70 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings
CHICAGO (AP) — At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticize the city's Democratic leadership. The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city's South Side that wounded eight people. JEMS: Penetrating Trauma Wounds Challenge EMS Providers By comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were wounded during the long Memorial Day weekend, which is often one of the most violent weekends of the year for ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

11 Killed, Nearly 70 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings
CHICAGO (AP) — At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticize the city's Democratic leadership. The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city's South Side that wounded eight people. JEMS: Penetrating Trauma Wounds Challenge EMS Providers By comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were wounded during the long Memorial Day weekend, which is often one of the most violent weekends of the year for ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Surgeon falsely accused of wrongdoing tries to recover his name
Two years ago, Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a cardiothoracic fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital, was publicly accused of lying to a patient to cover up a surgical mistake. Now the lawyer who accused Quarrie has recanted. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge Holmes Tells Little Rock Lawyers to Pay Up
The chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas recently ordered two Little Rock lawyers to pay a total of $4,586 in costs and fees related to two of their clients not showing up for depositions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

July 31, 2018: Three Canadians and their Company Sentenced for Wholesale Distribution of Misbranded Prescription Drugs and Money Laundering
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

What We Know About the Effect of Psychotropic Drugs on Migrant Kids
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Lawyers talk on Birmingham ’s most pressing health care issues
Birmingham ’s health care scene could see some major changes with new project expansions and Trump administration policies. Legal experts from the BBJ’s newest List share their thoughts on the biggest issues facing the local industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Bagwell Source Type: news

July 30, 2018: Two People Guilty of Distributing Tramadol Pills
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Nursing home exec called PR firm, not Health Ministry, about Wettlaufer confession, inquiry hears
The president of a Woodstock nursing home called the company's lawyer and a public relations firm, not the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, when he learned then nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer had confessed to killing seven residents, a public inquiry hears. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

July 26, 2018: Miami-Dade Resident Charged in Connection with Performance of Illicit Silicone Injections
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 30, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON
The month started with a couple of anniversaries. You may have heard us talk about them before but they’re both so blinkin’ important we are repeating them here. In chronological order (and because it’s all about us!) UNISON celebrated its 25th birthday on the first of the month. We looked back at some of the highlights of our first quarter century and reminisced about the music, fashion, and other news that was making the headlines back in 1993. Oh and we made a ‘glorious’ little film that celebrated the very best thing about UNISON – its members. Then a few days later an institution e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 25 years adult social care employment tribunal fees further education health legal services NHS 70 police and justice Scotland Source Type: news

Nicole Shanahan donates $6M to study women's health and fertility
A $6 million gift from a tech-focused lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist will fund a new center at the Buck Institute for Aging Research to focus on ways to boost women's fertility and overall health. The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality will include new researchers that will be recruited to the California-based institute. It is seeded by Nicole Shanahan, lawyer and founder of patent management and valuation company ClearAccessIP. "Reproductive equality is an issue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

$6 million gift to focus Buck Institute on 'ovarian aging,' fertility
A $6 million gift from a Silicon Valley-connected, tech-focused lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist will fund a new center at the Buck Institute for Aging Research to focus on ways to boost fertility and women's health overall. The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality will include new researchers that will be recruited to the Novato-based institute. It is seeded by Nicole Shanahan, a tech lawyer and founder of patent management and valuation company ClearAccessIP, who news… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

$6 million gift to focus Buck Institute on 'ovarian aging,' fertility
A $6 million gift from a Silicon Valley-connected, tech-focused lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist will fund a new center at the Buck Institute for Aging Research to focus on ways to boost fertility and women's health overall. The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality will include new researchers that will be recruited to the Novato-based institute. It is seeded by Nicole Shanahan, a tech lawyer and founder of patent management and valuation company ClearAccessIP, who news… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Bawa-Garba lawyers set out arguments for appeal in 'lightning rod' court case
A decision to suspend rather than strike off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was 'humane and balanced', her lawyers told the Court of Appeal this morning. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Professional regulation Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: UC Health names chief privacy officer
UC Health has tapped Aimee Cordrey as the hospital system ’s next chief privacy officer, a position that involves overseeing all matters related to patient privacy. A lawyer who is now associate general counsel and director of contracting, Cordrey will become chief privacy officer on Aug. 13.  She will be the primary resource for compliance with feder al and state laws on privacy and confidentiality of health information. That includes developing policies and procedures, training and education… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Lawyer Honoured at Aids Conference for Pro-Bono Work
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan lawyer, Allan Achesa Maleche is the winner of the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: UC Health names chief privacy officer
UC Health has tapped Aimee Cordrey as the hospital system ’s next chief privacy officer, a position that involves overseeing all matters related to patient privacy. A lawyer who is now associate general counsel and director of contracting, Cordrey will become chief privacy officer on Aug. 13.  She will be the primary resource for compliance with feder al and state laws on privacy and confidentiality of health information. That includes developing policies and procedures, training and education… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

July 23, 2018: Springfield EMT/Paramedic Pleads Guilty to Stealing Fentanyl, Morphine
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Procurement law: developments, challenges and risks
Specialist procurement lawyers from healthcare law firm, Hempsons, will be providing training on the latest developments in procurement law. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Little Rock Attorneys Ask Judge Holmes to Rethink Sanctions
Two Little Rock lawyers have asked the chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas to reconsider sanctions he imposed on them after a string of cases in which he was critical of their law firm’s work. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UNISON lawyer wins major human rights award
UNISON legal officer Shantha David has been named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year by the civil rights campaigner Liberty. Ms David was honoured for her leading role in UNISON’s landmark legal victory last year, when the union successfully defeated the government over its introduction of employment tribunal fees. This is the latest of a series of awards won by the in-house legal team, for taking and winning the case. Ms David led the litigation for four and a half years, through the High Court and Court of Appeal, before the Supreme Court unanimously found in the union’s favour. The judges ruled that the fees or...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News employment rights employment tribunal fees Employment tribunals legal services Source Type: news

Government Report: 43 Percent Of School Districts Have Water Tainted With Lead
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on July 17 in which it estimated that 43 percent of school districts in the United States, which serve 35 million students, have drinking water that contains lead. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news