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3M Prevails In Much Watched Defective Product Litigation

Large medical companies ranging from pharmaceutical entities to device manufacturers know that incoming litigation is a distinct and sudden possibility at any time. Indeed, America’s leading health care businesses suffer lawsuit-linked threats in a manner perhaps unparalleled in any other industry. The company 3M knows all about that. In fact, the device maker has been Read More

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Review Of Health Care Litigation Underscores Broad Playing Field

Vast. Comprising multiple and diverse participants. Under a layer of state and federal regulatory oversight. Complex. Those are core descriptors of the American medical industry, which is unquestionably one of the country’s most sprawling and complicated business realms. We spotlight that reality on our website at the established New York law firm of Daniels, Porco Read More

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J&J Gets Some Upside In Depuy Hip Replacement Litigation

When a judge allows highly prejudicial and case-irrelevant evidence to be “wafted before the jury to trigger its punitive instincts,” it is likely that an appellate tribunal will take action. Which is exactly what a federal appeals panel did last week in New Orleans. Appellate judges cited a lower court’s error in allowing plaintiffs’ counsel Read More

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The Arbitration Or Litigation Question Is Always A Key Query

The health care sphere is no different from other business realms in New York and nationally in that its participants – hospital administrators, doctors, insurers and myriad other actors – sometimes become embroiled in legal disputes that cannot be settled informally and amicably. Affected parties in such cases often face hard questions concerning the best Read More

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Is Your Company Being Targeted In Health Care Fraud Probes

A recent in-depth media profile calls it “a target-rich environment for investigation and prosecution.” That same report also stresses that federal criminal enforcement over it “stands poised to become increasingly muscular and robust.” The subject matter comprising “it” in the above piece is health care fraud. That realm is unquestionably a top-tier focus of national Read More

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Health Business Legal Landscape Gets More Complicated

The days of doctors in individual practice are largely gone. As recently as the 1970s, it was not unusual to find health care providers in their own offices. Since then, the country has seen seismic shifts in the business model for how medical treatment is delivered. And the changes show little sign of letting up. Read More

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5 Steps To Diagnose Medical Practice Cyberattack Risks

Patient safety is, or should be, a top priority in every health care facility in New York and the rest of the country. Safety can be at risk many different ways, as we pointed out in this blog earlier this year. One major threat that deserves particular attention is that posed by cyber attackers going Read More

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DOJ Upping Scrutiny Of Pharma Companies That Make Market Opioids

Although there seems to be no material disagreement regarding whether states across the country are battling a mass opioid-addiction problem, there are myriad questions concerning the source of the so-called “crisis” and related matters. Are overprescribing doctors primarily to blame? What about select pharmacy outlets and chains that are pointed to as being especially prominent Read More

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FDA’s Regulation Of Doctor-Assisting Software Criticized

Much criticism of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from health care analysts and commentators spotlights alleged overregulation of the medical realm and its adverse effects on both business growth and innovation. That has once again proven to be true in the response of one industry group to recent FDA-authored draft guidance concerning software that Read More

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What Is The Health Industry’s Biggest Concern In 2018?

Health industry actors in New York and nationally face a number of stressing concerns as they go about their important work each day. And their thoughts are understandably focused squarely on patients while they perform their duties. “Patient safety is on everyone’s mind,” duly notes a principal with the ECRI Institute, a national nonprofit group Read More

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