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Brett Emison

Did You Know… The CDC Offers Tips for a SAFE HALLOWEEN?

Tonight is Halloween, but all of the spooks, ghouls and goblins don’t have to turn Halloween into a safety nightmare. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers some some simple [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: October 28, 2011

Legal and safety news that caught my interest this week: New York Times Op-Ed Advocates Letting Everybody Play ‘Lawyer’ [Elie Mystal at Above The Law] I Saw The Future Of Law, And It’s Not What Any Of You Morons Are Talking [...]
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Report: More Problems With Medical Device Payments To Surgeons

I wrote just two days ago about a Reuters report on the potential conflicts created by kickback-type payments to physicians who use certain medical devices. Now the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has reported that payments by Medtronic to spine [...]
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US Chamber Hypocrisy On Lawsuit Abuse

The American Association for Justice has released a scathing report on the hypocrisy of US Chamber of Commerce and its members regarding tort reform, access to civil justice, and lawsuit abuse. The AAJ report is entitled, Do As I Say, Not As [...]
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Chicago Tribune: Million-Dollar Payments To Surgeons Rise

Multi-million dollar payments to doctors by drug and medical device companies are nothing new. But as a Reuters report shows, the payments are increasing and raising ethical questions for doctors. As I’ve written before, DePuy Orthopaedics [...]
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Did You Know… Trucking Companies Are Meeting In December At Trucking Lawsuit Defense Conference?

Many of America's trucking corporations will meet up with other corporate executives and defense lawyers at a large conference at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida in December. At this conference, they will discuss defending trucking [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: October 21, 2011

Legal and safety news that caught my interest this week: Curbing Cell-Phone Bill Shock [Brian Wolfman at Public Citizen Consumer Law & Policy Blog] Respect for the Verdict [Scott Greenfield at Simple Justice] A Judge of Conscience [Greenfield [...]
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Defective Medical Devices Spark Questions and Criticism of FDA 510(k) Approval Process

Defective artificial hips that loosen and leach chromium particles into the body. Knee implants that have to be recalled. Vaginal mesh implants that do unspeakable damage to women. Defibrillators that malfunction. What do all of these defective [...]
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Lions And Tigers And Bears… Oh My!

The Associated Press and others have reported that dozens of exotic animals – including Tigers and Bears – have escaped from an exotic animal farm in I-70 in Ohio after the farm’s owner was found dead. The owner’s body [...]
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Nebraska Supreme Court Reinstates Railroad Crossing Lawsuit

The Nebraska Supreme Court has reinstated a young woman’s lawsuit against Railroad giant, Union Pacific, alleging that the Union Pacific train crew failed to apply the brakes once the crew realized they might collide with the vehicle in [...]