Jury Begins to Deliberate in Actos Bladder Cancer Trial

Author: Lillian Chiu/Wed, May 21, 2014/Categories: Blog

A jury in Las Vegas, Nevada has begun deliberating in the civil trial over whether Takeda’s diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) caused bladder cancer in two southern Nevada women. The women suing Takeda allege that the company knew about potential to cause bladder cancer, but failed to warn users. They are seeking a multi-billion dollar verdict, which is the largest in Nevada history.


Nurse’s Lawsuit Accuses Long Island Hospital of Neglect, Possible Patient Deaths

Author: Lillian Chiu/Sat, Feb 15, 2014/Categories: Blog

New York Post reports that Nassau University Medical Center is being sued by a former employee, who alleges that the neglectful facility may have ultimately caused patient deaths. The lawsuit, filed by Long Island nurse Robert Reilly, says that he was not properly supervised when he first took the job in March 2010. Reilly says that even though he was an amateur RN with little experience, he was assigned to take care of the sickest patients in intensive care. He says his bosses did not “support” him, and that he simultaneously faced discrimination for being the only white, male nurse on staff.


A ‘Simple’ Gynecological Procedure Costs Long Island Woman Both Her Legs

Author: Francis Kelley/Wed, Nov 06, 2013/Categories: Long Island Medial Malpractice

A common gynecological procedure turned into a life-altering nightmare for Long Island resident Stacey Gallette. A simple operation to remove an ectopic pregnancy resulted in the young mother losing both her legs, and now she is seeking compensation for her unimaginable loss.


In New Ranking, Eastern Long Island Hospital Receives ‘D’ Grade

Author: Francis Kelley/Thu, Oct 24, 2013/Categories: Long Island Medial Malpractice

One hospital on Long Island received a ‘D’ safety grade in a recently published ranking. New York Newsday reports that The Leapfrog Group has recently published its twice-a-year grading system on the nation’s hospitals. The hospitals are ranked on numerous factors and received a letter grade, from A to F.


Thousands Come Forward As 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Deadline Nears

Author: Francis Kelley/Thu, Oct 03, 2013/Categories: Long Island Medial Malpractice

Tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3, is currently listed as the last day that people affected by the World Trade Center attacks and the aftermath at Ground Zero can apply to be eligible for health benefits. Thousands of people were affected by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, having endured failing health and terminal illness diagnoses, as well as trouble accessing healthcare to treat these new conditions.


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