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Sweeney Law FirmA Brief Look at Life in a Nursing HomeAugust 25, 2009August 24, 2009   By KATIE ZEZIMA - New York Times MAMARONECK, N.Y. ”” For 10 days in June, Kristen Murphy chose to live somewhere she and many others fear: a nursing home. Ms. Murphy, who is in perfect health, had to learn the best way to navigate a wheelchair...Sweeney Law FirmPayments to Medical Malpractice Victims At a Record LowJuly 8, - July 7, 2009 Medical malpractice payments were at or near record lows in 2008, but a study released by Public Citizen suggests the decline almost certainly indicates that a lower percentage of injured patients received compensation, not that health safety has improved. Medical malpractice is so common, and...Sweeney Law FirmTreating the Medical Hit-And-RunJune 18, 2009By: Patrick J. Malone The Huffington Post, June 17, 2009  I wish President Obama could meet one or two of my clients who are victims of medical hit-and-runs. When the President tells the American Medical Association that he is open to curbing the rights of injured patients to sue in...Sweeney Law FirmIt's Time for Forced Arbitration to Come to an EndMay 5, 2009David Lazarus - LA Times May 3, 2009 If you have a credit card, a cellphone or even just a job, chances are you've already signed away your right to sue if something goes wrong. Mandatory arbitration clauses have become a routine part of the fine print in most financial,...Sweeney Law FirmTort Reform Videos - Coming to a Theatre Soon!April 29, 2009By: Ashby Jones - Wall Street Journal  And now for a little curmudgeonly rant: We don’t like movie trailers. Never have. We don’t like that they hold you captive before the movie starts, often give away far too much of a movie’s plot, and we really don’t like that these...Sweeney Law FirmU.S. Grapples With Solutions to Preventable Medical ErrorsApril 2, 2009  Janet Brooks, Canadien Medical Association Journal   After years of warnings from former United States president George Bush that frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits were driving doctors out of practice and inflating the cost of US health care, the weight of evidence now points to preventable errors ”” not misguided...Sweeney Law FirmNew York Times Examines the ""Independent"" Medical Examination ProcessApril 2, 2009Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust By N. R. KLEINFIELD, New York Times Dr. Hershel Samuels, an orthopedic surgeon, put his hand on the worker’s back. “Mild spasm bilaterally,” he said softly. He pressed his fingers gingerly against the side of the man’s neck. “The left cervical is tender,”...Sweeney Law FirmSenators Grassley & Kohl Reintroduce Nursing Home Tranparency ActMarch 20, 2009  WASHINGTON - Today Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) reintroduced the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act, a bill that would give consumers more information about individual nursing homes and their track record of care, give the government better tools for enforcing high quality standards, and encourage...Sweeney Law FirmFairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 Introduced by Senator MartinezMarch 9, 2009Washington, DC””The most vulnerable Americans and their families will no longer be forced to give up their legal rights and sign one-sided mandatory binding arbitration clauses under new legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate.  The bipartisan Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009, introduced by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)...Sweeney Law FirmA Victory in the Fight Against Federal PreemptionMarch 5, 2009MARCH 4, 2009 By MARK H. ANDERSON and BRENT KENDALL WASHINGTON -- In a loss for the pharmaceutical industry, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday that a Vermont woman can sue Wyeth for injuries she suffered after taking one of the drug maker's medicines. Justice John Paul Stevens, in the...