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Reopen Va. Tech Probe, Add Gunman’s Medical File Info, Families Urge

Following news last week that the long-missing mental health file had been found for the gunman who massacred 32 people in a 2007 shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, injured survivors…

Feds Raid Vegas Home and Office of Michael Jackson Doc

Following up on an earlier raid by federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents on the Houston office of a physician who has treated Michael Jackson, authorities today arrived…

Fla. Hospital Wins Tort Case Over Flying Patient to Guatemala on Chartered Plane

Despite a judge’s instruction that Martin Memorial Medical Center, as a matter of law, unlawfully detained a longtime patient and deprived him of his liberty by sending him home on…

Ex-BigLaw Associate, 29, Forms Biotech Boutique via Craigslist

When Afif Ghannoum decided to open a biotechnology boutique in Cleveland, the 29-year-old former BigLaw associate advertised for potential partner-level attorneys on Craigslist. He received responses from nearly 100 lawyers…

Chartering Plane to Take Patient Home Could Cost Hospital Big Bucks

During the three years he lived at a Florida hospital after suffering a severe brain injury in an automobile accident, Luis Jimenez racked up a $1.5 million medical bill.

But…

Suit Seeks Warning Label on Hot Dogs

A group promoting a vegan diet has filed a lawsuit requiring hot dogs to carry warning labels saying they could increase the risk of cancer.

The suit filed in New…

Feds Raid Office of Michael Jackson Doc in Manslaughter Probe

Federal agents raided the Texas office of one of Michael Jackson’s physicians today, executing a search warrant seeking evidence in a manslaughter investigation.

However, a lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray…

Virginia Tech Gunman’s Missing Counseling File Found in Doctor’s Home

A missing file for the gunman who killed 32 people in a 2007 shooting rampage at Virginia Tech has been discovered in the home of a former director for the…

Probe of Michael Jackson’s Death Zeros In On Prescription Drug Issues

An ongoing investigation into the death of Michael Jackson may be focusing on his use of drugs prescribed under pseudonyms.

Although it is illegal under state and federal law for…

Doc Charged With Obstruction Allegedly Kept Bullet from Suspect’s Surgery

A Florida surgeon who wanted a souvenir from surgery to remove two bullets from a suspect in a homicide case allegedly palmed the one slug he was able to extract…

AIDS Group Sues LA County to Enforce Porn Film Condom Regs

A prominent advocacy group that works to prevent the spread of AIDS has sued Los Angeles public health officials in an effort to force enforcement of regulations requiring actors in…

Medicare Slow to Accept Lawyers’ Offers of Money

Some personal injury lawyers say their clients are willing and ready to reimburse Medicare for the costs of their care, but the agency is taking as long as a year…

Law Trails Behind as Disputes Over Genetic Patents Intensify

After being diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer, Lisbeth Ceriani had a double mastectomy last year followed by chemotherapy that caused her hair to fall out in clumps.

Wrangling Genes

As the law changes and new medical frontiers open, the dispute over genetic patents intensifies

Jury Awards $1.67B to Drugmaker in Record-Breaking Patent Verdict

Siding with the world’s biggest health care company, a federal jury in Texas awarded a record-breaking $1.67 billion today to a Johnson & Johnson unit after five hours of deliberation.

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