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  • California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap — Would Be First Increase Since 1975

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Mar-2014

    Under California law, damages in medical malpractice cases are capped at just $250,000. If that figure sounds anachronistic… well, that’s because it is: literally! The $250,000 cap has been in place for nearly four decades – it became law way back in 1975, when then-Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Forty years later, that same cap ...
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  • Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Shows

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Mar-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Results from the recently-published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 hospital survey indicate that, despite progress in recent years, the deadly health-care problem of infection continues. According to survey results reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, an estimated 648,000 patients suffered from 721,000 ...
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  • In Wake of Pilva V. Mensing, an Uproar: FDA’s New Proposed Rule Would Let Generic Drug Makers Update Their Warning Labels

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Mar-2014

    In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Pilva, Inc. v. Mensing that the makers of generic pharmaceuticals cannot update their warning labels independently. This proscription holds, even when new, dangerous side effects of a medication are found. Drug makers cannot add those dangers to their labels by themselves. Pilva v. Mensing was an interesting, subtle case, but critics argue that ...
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  • GM Recall Delay Prompts Multiple Investigations

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Mar-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Reports show that General Motors knew that faulty ignition switches were a serious and potentially deadly defect in their automobiles as early as 2004. However, those vehicles were not recalled until February, 2014. The faulty ignition switches shut off without warning, leaving the vehicles with no power steering, brakes or air bags. To ...
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  • 3 Counterintuitive Truths about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-Mar-2014

    Whether you suffered an injury during a recent hospital stay, or your spouse endured an unnecessary surgery or a prescription drug overdose, you’re angry. But you’re also cautious. You’re somewhat dubious about medical malpractice lawsuits — you may have concerns about both their ethicality and their utility. To that end, let’s explore 3 counterintuitive truths about ...
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  • Huge News: Florida Supreme Court Overturns Law Limiting Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-Mar-2014

    Did you recently lose a loved one in an accident or due to someone’s negligence or carelessness? If so, a recent decision rendered by the Florida Supreme Court could have major implications for your wrongful death case. Putting a price on a human life is never an easy proposition. The moral, ethical, even philosophical implications are profound. Yet the law still needs guidelines to regulate ...
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