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We Need Transparency In Reporting Medical Errors

Take Justice Back highlights the need to urge congress to fix the lack of information available to patients to determine if the medical  facilities they are using have a proven safety record. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PREVENTABLE MEDICAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED? Submitted by Katie Gommel on Fri, 09/12/2014 – 12:58 How many preventable medical errors occur […]

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Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Punitive Damages Cap

          The Missouri Supreme Court in a pro consumer decision said no to the legislature’s attempt to put a limit on punitive damages. the full story link is below.  Missouri high court rules against caps for some punitive damages | The Kansas City Star The Missouri Supreme Court brushed by the […]

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Remembering 911: The ” Jersey Girls” Who Changed My Life and the Lives of Many Others

By Chris Placitella Like so many people in our area, the tragic events of 911 changed me forever.  I spent many days and nights with the “Jersey Girls“ in connection with representing their families in the 911 Victim’s Compensation Fund. These are extraordinary people and American heroins. We met at their homes, mostly. They arranged for me to meet other families at similar gatherings. They […]

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Federal Prosecutors Focusing On Over medicating in Nursing Homes

Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication : Shots – Health News : NPR Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication by INA JAFFE September 05, 2014 5:45 PM ET Listen to the Story All Things Considered 3 min 34 sec Download Transcript Federal prosecutors allege two […]

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Survivors of Defective Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Meet with NYS Attorney General, Request Criminal Investigations by State AGs into CEO’s Alleged Destruction of Documents

Today, all the female survivors of the defective Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh implants submitted a petition and request to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, demanding a criminal investigation of J&J CEO Alex Gorsky and his alleged destruction of documents relating to the product. Prior to today’s submission, 44 states presented investigation requests to […]

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