Monthly Archives: November 2016

How Environmental Law Has Changed Over the Past Decade

The impact of technology has had far reaching effects in many areas of law. Specific environmental laws may not have changed in terms of scope; however, many are impacted over the past decade by growing awareness of environmental issues such … Continue reading

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5 Types of Medical Malpractice Suits and How to Deal with Each Scenario

More than 19,000 medical malpractice suits go through the system each year. They are major personal injuries that affect the lives of victims and families and breach the trust that they have for medical professionals. A victim can sue a … Continue reading

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What Most Small Businesses Miss When It Comes to Legalities

Starting a small business is often the goal of a lifetime for many entrepreneurs. Opening their doors to customers in life or online is a tremendous source of satisfaction. However, as customer transactions begin, so does legal liability. Here are … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma Resource Page

The TreatMesothelioma.com site has very good resources for those who are seeking more information about mesothelioma or asbestosis. There is a lot of medical information there. Check it out. Here is a statement from the site: Mesothelioma Treatment Community is … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

If you’re reading the elder law blog you’ve probably lived a long life. I hope it’s been filled with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Unnecessary Antibiotics Later in Day

US News & World Report reports that a patient’s order in a physician’s schedule can have a “bearing on the likelihood that individual would be inappropriately prescribed an antibiotic,” according to an analysis by athenahealth. The analysis revealed that patients scheduled … Continue reading

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Insys Therapeutics Sued for Deceptive Marketing of Fentanyl-Based Medication

Reuters reports that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics, alleging that it deceptively marketed and sold “an addictive fentanyl-based medication, intended to treat cancer pain,” to physicians “for off-label uses.” The lawsuit “seeks to bar Insys … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Firms and Device Makers Pay Thousands of Physicians Who Have Been Disciplined for Misconduct

ProPublica reports that a ProPublica analysis found that “pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct.” ProPublica “reviewed disciplinary records for doctors in five states, … Continue reading

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Family Laws All Adoptive Parents Should Be Aware Of

Adoption family laws can be complicated and frustrating. There are a lot more than anyone unacquainted with the process can fathom. Below, there are four of the most important laws and processes adoptive parents need to be aware of as … Continue reading

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More Infections Linked to Contaminated Medical Scopes Than Originally Estimated

The AP reported that “at least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes – more than previously estimated by federal regulators,” according to data released by US Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). The data were obtained by … Continue reading

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