We told you last March why some 9/11 victims felt morally obligated to file lawsuits and forgo the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Now it’s being reported that the first 9/11 wrongful death suit will go to trial in Manhattan on April 12.
Last year, the FDA settled a lawsuit with “anti-mercury activists” by agreeing to post a precaution on its website acknowledging the potential dangers posed by mercury dental fillings. But “in something of an about-face” the agency is now revising that position…
A federal whistleblower lawsuit against a Tulare County hospital and health-care system has been settled amidst allegations that they gave “doctors who referred Medicare patients to the health care system a break on their rent and the cost of commercial real estate, as well as forgiving their debts.”
A judge has decided that Indiana will have to pay some 15,000 current and former state employees $42 million to compensate them for 20 years of unpaid work.
An Op-Ed in today’s New York Times by former NTSB chairman Jim Hill, underscores what we’ve been saying about the real problem with medical malpractice being the amount of medical malpractice itself. “The Obama administration should take a lesson from the transportation safety board’s successes and establish an independent agency charged with identifying and eliminating the causes of medical error,” writes Hill. “Such a move would save money by saving lives and would ensure that our nation’s health care system is equipped to provide the safest medical care possible.”