Roundup-Lawsuit Count Surges to 9,300 as Bayer Stock Continues to Fall
Posted on November 16, 2018

Lawsuits centered around Bayer’s weed-killer Roundup® have surged over the last 3 months in the wake of a landmark verdict that saw a terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient receive $289 Million; the victim’s case alleged Roundup was the cause of his…


Aetna to Pay $25.5 Million in Damages for Denying Late Cancer Patient’s Claim
Posted on November 15, 2018

For “recklessly” disregarding their duty to deal fairly and in good faith, health insurance giant Aetna has been ordered to pay $25.5 million to the estate of a late cancer patient and her family. In a stunning rebuke of the…


Spike in Teen Nicotine Use Spurs; FDA Plans to Take the Flavor out of Vaping
Posted on November 14, 2018

In an effort to curb what has been described as a “youth vaping epidemic,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be announcing new and significant regulations regarding the sale of e-cigarettes. Soon – potentially this week – the FDA…


Could Medical Scribes Help Slow the Steep Climb in Medical Errors?
Posted on November 7, 2018

When was the last time you left a doctor’s appointment feeling truly heard? Many of us are familiar with the awkward pauses in conversations as our doctor takes notes on our symptoms and condition. Communicating on either side of a…


Synergy Health Centers to Close 2 Nursing Homes Due to Resident Neglect, Abuse, and Deaths
Posted on November 6, 2018

New Jersey-based company Synergy, which operates 10 nursing homes in Massachusetts, is closing 2 of its facilities and being forced to sell the rest due to long-standing problems with debt and resident negligence. The company has been repeatedly fined as…


Roundup-Cancer Verdict Finalized at $78 Million – 8,700 Cases Still Waiting Trial
Posted on November 5, 2018

The former Northern California groundskeeper who won a massive Roundup®-cancer lawsuit against Monsanto (now a part of Bayer), has accepted the reduced $78 Million verdict after San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos slashed the original $289 Million in damages….


Judge Upholds Monsanto Weed-Killer Verdict but Reduces Damages to $78.5 Million
Posted on October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos elected to uphold an August verdict against Monsanto, makers of the weed killer Roundup®, alleging the product can cause cancer. Monsanto, now owned by multinational pharmaceutical giant Bayer, was…


For-Profit Nursing Homes Have Lower Quality of Patient Care and Poor Staff Morale, According to Recent Study
Posted on October 24, 2018

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois-Chicago finds that residents of for-profit nursing homes are at a greater risk of neglect than elderly people in other types of care environments. This study adds to previous research that…


Dying Nursing Homes Residents Increasingly Subjected to Excessive Rehab, Study Shows
Posted on October 18, 2018

Dying nursing home residents often find themselves living out their final days in rehab, where they are subjected to grueling treatment, according to a new study by the University of Rochester Medical Center. From the study’s results emerged interesting patterns:…


Posted on October 16, 2018

According to a report by Bloomberg News, more than 2,500 insurance claims by American patients may have been affected by former orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, who for several years fraudulently reviewed medical records on behalf of insurance companies. Panos had…