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Estate Able to Keep Damages from Patient’s Compensation FundKeep Damages from Patient’s Compensation FundNovember 12, 2014William Troy Clark was divorced from his wife, Kimi Clark, with whom he had two children. Shortly thereafter was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, and he began drinking alcohol excessively. He worked as an ironworker in Terre Haute. While his drinking problem escalated, Mr. Clark began having "legal troubles.” In...Avandia dangerous drug suit settlementAvandia dangerous drug suit settlementDecember 13, 2012$90 million was awarded to people in 38 states for the dangerous drug suits involving the Avandia diabetes drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. From 2001 to 2007, The Food and Drug Administration said that GlaxoSmithKline did not report safety data about Avandia’s cardiovascular issues. The drug was found to make...Ranbaxy’s generic Lipitor recall in US impacts 41 lotsRanbaxy’s generic Lipitor recall in US impacts 41 lotsDecember 13, 2012Ranbaxy, Inc. manufacturers a generic version of the cholesterol decreasing drug, Lipitor. In November, the company voluntarily recalled lots of Atorvastatin calcium in 10, 20, and 40 mg dosages with the expiration dates between July 2014 and August 2014 for possible ground glass contamination.  To  read the full article, click...Worst Built Cars for 2012Worst Built Cars for 2012December 13, 2012Ratings were compiled by Consumer Reports for 2012 worst built cars. On a 100 point scale, these cars all scored below 50. Dangerous toys 2012Dangerous toys 2012December 13, 2012Toys that made the 2012 dangerous toy list violated sound levels considered safe, contained toxic substances, were choking hazards, were marketed to children too young for safe usage, or had safety label violations. Toys listed included:Dragster cars by zwindups Bowling game by Cool Novelty Products Ball on a Stick Launcher...Hospital-Acquired InfectionsUV Light Could Bust Hospital-Acquired InfectionsOctober 22, 2012With hospital-acquired infections (HAI) being in the top 5 causes of death in the US, there could finally be some good news in this area. Traditional cleaning with heavy disinfectants has had little effect on eliminating bacteria in health care facilities and equipment where these “bugs” are becoming increasingly resistant...Spray SunscreenBanana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Due to Fire RiskOctober 22, 2012Twenty three varieties of Banana Boat sunscreen are being voluntarily pulled from store shelves by the manufacturer of these products as five injuries from burns have been reported in the US and Canada this year. The spray valve is believed to be faulty, causing the product to be over applied...Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 23 DeathsOctober 21, 2012Meningitis cases that are being caused by steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Center have caused several more deaths. The current number of fatalities is 23. 284 people in 16 states have been infected with meningitis from the tainted shots so far. States where cases have been reported are:... High Cost of Health Care in America The High Cost of Health Care in America - Don't Blame the Legal SystemMarch 9, 2012What the Business Roundtable knows about American health care Ezra Klein - Washington Post Tuesday, March 6, 9:19 AM On Sunday, I reported on new data from the International Federation of Health Plans showing that health-care prices are far higher in the United States than anywhere else. An MRI,...Rick Santorum's Hypocrisy on Damage CapsRick Santorum's Hypocrisy on Damage CapsFebruary 6, 2012Rick Santorum's (and the GOP's) Damage Cap Problem February 1, 2012 This article was published on Huffington Post. Rick Santorum is not the first politician to be caught in a "Do as I say, not as I did" moment. So when it came out this weekend that Santorum had asked...