2527 ABA Journal Health Law articles.
Twenty-three Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have settled with physicians who claim they are not being paid properly.
Under the class-action settlement, the insurers will contribute about $128 million…
Apr 30, 2007 3:15 PM CDT
Juries in medical malpractice cases find for physicians more often than plaintiffs, a researcher told the New Jersey Law Journal.
Around 30 percent of medical…
Apr 26, 2007 12:47 PM CDT
Last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to ban so-called partial birth abortion has sparked contentious discussion about the religious views of the nine justices who rendered the 5-4…
Apr 24, 2007 8:59 PM CDT
Six lawsuits filed in federal courts claim Schering-Plough Corp. offered bribes and kickbacks to physicians to prescribe medications for off-label uses.
The suits, pending in New Jersey and Arizona, claim…
Apr 24, 2007 1:09 PM CDT
No basis has been found for ethics charges brought by abortion opponents against a state court judge in Sedgwick County, Kan.
District Judge Paul W. Clark had been accused of…
Apr 23, 2007 11:21 PM CDT
A Texas judge has ruled that state juries may not decide whether Vioxx manufacturer Merck & Co. withheld information from the Food and Drug and Administration.
Apr 23, 2007 3:12 PM CDT
The fight over abortion moves to the states following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week upholding a ban on so-called partial birth abortion.
Apr 20, 2007 2:01 PM CDT
Shocked by Virginia Tech’s horrifying experience on Monday, other institutions of higher learning are now taking no chances about closing their campuses as soon as they hear of a possible…
Apr 19, 2007 5:55 PM CDT
Federal laws generally prevent universities from placing students on involuntary medical leave for mental illness and from informing their parents of their problems without consent, the New York Times reports.
Apr 19, 2007 1:34 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has lowered a fee award for attorneys who won changes in the way Medicare notifies recipients about dropped or reduced benefits for home health care.
Apr 19, 2007 12:35 PM CDT
The first trial against the maker of acne drug Accutane opens today in Madison County, Ill., the National Law Journal reports.
Jason Christopher Peipert claims Accutane…
Apr 16, 2007 3:09 PM CDT
Houston plaintiffs lawyer John O’Quinn has settled a case against the makers of a diet drug that originally resulted in a $1 billion verdict, Texas Lawyer reports.…
Apr 16, 2007 12:50 PM CDT
In a case that pits a parent’s right to decide what is best for a child against the state’s interest in protecting children from harm and the medical profession’s judgment…
Apr 13, 2007 7:16 PM CDT
Lawyers for 17-month-old Emilio Gonzales persuaded a Texas judge yesterday to order an extension of life support for the terminally ill child.
A Texas hospital wants to shut off the…
Apr 11, 2007 3:41 PM CDT
With Health Care Fraud Rampant, States Are Urged to Pass Their Own False Claims Acts, But Foes Warn of Windfalls for Plaintiffs Lawyers
Oct 24, 2006 9:24 AM CDT