Advance Directives and Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’ More Americans are writing advance directives and end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening?
“Slip and fall” cases represent the bread-and-butter of the “premises liability” tort – a personal injury genre which supports an entire industry of attorneys, insurance agents, physical therapists and related professionals.
The tort is among the most common civil actions in the United States, fueled by millions of “slip, trip or fall” injuries that take place all over the country each year.
Anyway, of these incidents an estimated 800,000 require hospitalization, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the annual cost in terms of medical treatment related to these falls was (at last count) north of $50 billion– of which anywhere from 50 to 75 percent gets subsidized by Medicaid.
The Archdiocese of Seattle has reached over $2 million in settlements in the past six months due to credible allegations of sexual abuse by four Catholic priests in Western Washington, including two former leaders of a parish in Snohomish and one in Everett.
The Rev. Michael C. OBrien led St. Michael Parish from 1974 to 1979.
He was succeeded by the Rev. Dennis Champagne from 1979 to 1999, who then became the priest of St. John Bosco Church in Lakewood. Church leaders put Champagne on leave in 2002, after someone accused him of sexual misconduct.
OBrien was also accused of “a credible complaint of sexual abuse,” and he was defrocked in 2010.
Both men had been flagged as potential abusers for decades but continued to
When Bayer announced in July 2018 that it would stop selling the permanent birth control device Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required the company to continue to evaluate long-term safety information in women who received the device.
According to the latest analysis from Bayer covering the period of June 1, 2020, through August 31, 2020, there were an additional 7,509 events related to the Essure reported to the FDA’s medical database, including 7,332 serious injury reports, 104 malfunction reports, and 73 death reports. The most common patient problems reported included pain, perforation, foreign body/device fragment in the patient, pregnancy, and heavier periods.
The FDA added that the limited information on the reports provided by Bayer “prevents the ability to draw any conclusions as to whether the device or its removal, caused or contributed to any of the reported deaths or other events in the reports.”