Feb 13 2009

DAUBERT Serves Defendants Well In Medical Device Cases

 Sean P. Wajert, of the Mass Tort Defense Blog,  cites two recent federal cases to show that plaintiffs bringing products cases involving medical devices are not having an easy time meeting the Daubert standard.  Daubert forces judges to act as a filter of proposed expert testimony, so that so called “junk science” and untested theories […]

Feb 12 2009

News of Supreme Importance

Are you as tired as I am of waiting for the Supremes to issue their decision in the Wyeth case?  Well, here is something to think about until that day comes. Marcia Coyle, writing in The National Law Journal (h/t to Law.com), reports that an esteemed group of law professors, former judges and practitioners have approached […]

Feb 11 2009

Doctors Sue to Stop Health Insurers’ Usual and Customary Fraud

We consumers of medical care aren’t the only ones who have been short changed by major U.S. health insurers.  According to an AP story in today’s NY Times, physicians have been cheated out of fees they earned for treating patients insured through such companies, which include Cigna and Aetna. This has prompted the American Medical Association to […]

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