Oct 29 2008

New Report Contends Women Have Reasons to Fear FDA-Approved Products

The Center for Justice and Democracy has issued a report that will resonate with American women, according to Kia Franklin, who discusses it today in Tort Deform.  It is called “THE BITTEREST PILL-How Drug Companies Fail to Protect Women and How Lawsuits Save Their Lives.”  The report’s authors contend that there have been numerous instances […]

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Oct 29 2008

Nurse Medical Malpractice Responsible for CP

Lest we forget that in modern medical care, nurses play larger roles in the delivery of babies, an Illinois nurse who ignored signs of fetal distress broadcast by a fetal monitor was slapped with an $11.4 million dollar verdict.  In today’s  Cerebral Palsy Law Blog, it was reported that the nurse’s negligence caused the infant to […]

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Oct 27 2008

Sowing the Seeds of Doubt in New Cancer Therapy

UPDATE:  Several posts ago, I discussed anti-consumerist legal trends that would ultimately hurt patients in this country.  The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reigel v. Medtronic had allowed for the manufacturers of  FDA-approved medical devices to escape state court lawsuits through federal preemption of such patients’ claims.  And, as noted in the earlier post, FDA […]

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