Ohio Supreme Court Rules Today That A Hospital Cannot Withhold Certain Patient Medical Records By Storing Them Outside Its Medical Records Department

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today in favor of a daughter of a deceased patient who was not originally provided medical records by Aultman Hospital concerning her father’s death because they were allegedly “not part of the medical record” and were not stored in its medical records department. (Griffith v. Aultman Hosp., Slip Opinion No….

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FDA Announces Actions to Warn of Serious Essure Risks

Medical device litigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced actions to provide important information about the risks of using Essure, an implantable permanent contraceptive device. According to the FDA, the purpose of these actions is “to help women and their doctors be better informed of the potential complications associated with implantable forms of sterilization.” As…

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$72 Million Jury Verdict for Cancer Death from Talcum Powder

Civil litigation

Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to the family of a woman, Jackie Fox who developed fatal ovarian cancer after using the company’s baby powder and another talc-based product, Shower to Shower. The case is Fox v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 1422-CC09012-01, Division 10, Missouri Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial District (St. Louis).  It is…

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MDL Created for Lawsuits Alleging that Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Units Caused Infection During Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

Medical device litigation

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has issued an order transferring federal cases alleging injuries caused by Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming units or blankets to the District of Minnesota for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings before the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen. The JPML is a group of seven federal judges designated by the…

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New Guidelines Strengthen Your Right To Your Medical Records

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As recently reported by the New York Times (1/16/16), new HIPAA guidelines are helping tear down barriers that have made it difficult for patients to get access to their own medical records. Under the new guidelines issued this month, doctors and hospitals cannot: Require patients to state a reason for requesting their records; Deny access…

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed In Flint Water Crisis

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Class action lawsuits have been filed by Flint residents against Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and additional government officials. These include actions filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Genesee County Circuit Court, and the Court of…

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