Legal Issues

Obamacare Legal Challenges and Administrative Problems

there are many legal challenges to obamacareWhile the Affordable Care Act is facing numerous administrative problems, the number of Obamacare legal challenges is growing.

The Healthcare.gov Insurance Exchange is Overrun by Glitches and Delays

Problems with Healthcare.gov, the website intended to enroll people in online insurance exchanges, are well known at this point and currently the subject of Congressional inquiry. Enrollment is believed to be ...

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Bail set at $1.5M for equipment operator in building collapse

A Common Pleas judge has set the bail for a heavy equipment operator charged in a deadly Philadelphia building collapse at $1.5 million, NBC News reports.

During a demolition project, a four-story brick wall at 22nd and Market streets fell into an adjoining Salvation Army store on June 5. Six people were killed and 14 were injured.

Sean Benschop, a.k.a. Kary Roberts, was operating an excavator on the site at the time of ...

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How the Affordable Care Act Will Help on a National Scale

While Americans worry about the effects of the Affordable Care Act on their personal lives—will their employer provide health insurance? will they have to pay for it themselves?—many Americans may not be aware of the benefits the Act will have for the nation as a whole.

Adding to the Federal Budget

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act will result in reducing the federal budget anywhere from $84 billion to $210 billion between 2012 to 2021. This figure depends ...

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Health warnings issued for cholesterol drugs

In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers are advising doctors to avoid ordering certain antibiotics for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, which include Lipitor.

An article in U.S. News and World Report says statins don’t mix well with the antibiotics clarithromycin or erythromycin.

This isn’t the first time that health concerns have been raised about statins. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added warnings to ...

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Another legal decision against Ethicon

A judge recently ordered Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division to pay Irish health care products manufacturer Covidien $176.5 million in damages over a patent dispute, Bloomberg reports.

At the conclusion of a non-jury trial, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Conn., ruled that Ethicon infringed three U.S. patents for ultrasonic surgical instruments owned by Covidien.

Ethicon recently suffered another multi-million setback, in the form of an $11.1 million jury award ...

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Mirena IUD Litigation Update

A scheduling order has been filed by Judge Cathy Seibel in the Mirena IUD MDL, more formally known as, In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434.

In the order, Judge Seibel has outlined the discovery process for the litigation, including a time-table for the selection of a small group of cases that will go through case-specific discovery in preparation for early trial dates which are referred to in the order as the “initial distribution pool”. This ...

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