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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Ordered to Pay $3M for Birth Defect

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was ordered by a Philadelphia jury to pay $3 million for a child’s birth injuries. The jury found that the injuries occurred as a result of the mother Kelly Anderson taking Janssen drug Topomax while pregnant. It was ruled that Janssen failed to provide adequate label information, […]

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Jury Orders Doc to Pay $2.7 Million in Med Mal Case

Dr. Carlos Zevallos has been found liable by an Ohio jury in a medical malpractice suit. He has now been ordered to pay $2.7 million for prescribing a toxic mixture of drugs, which lead to a terminal disease. In 2006, Debbie Neifer consulted with Dr. Zevallos, looking for treatment for her rheumatoid arthritis. He increased […]

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Only the Good Die Young – Unless You’re in New Mexico

  When Jack Kevorkian went to jail in 1999 for second-degree murder, not everyone was happy. His advocacy for a patient’s right to end his or her own life was both unwavering and riddled with controversy: not all of his patients were terminally ill, “they” said (whoever “they” were, that is), and assisting anyone in […]

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New report outlines surgical errors

 While there are no doubt many excellent doctors, the pressures of production and economic consequences produce surgical errors far beyond that which people might actually think occur. The answer is not to deny the problem but to  confront these unfortunate circumstances  Head on. The article below once again demonstrates the need for open discussion and […]

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Missouri Supreme Court strikes down cap on medical malpractice awards.

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