Supreme Court Ruling in Missouri Restores Constitutional Rights

Posted on August 27th, 2012 No Comments

On July 31, 2012, the Supreme Court of Missouri overruled its own precedent set by Adams v. Children’s Hospital, rejecting a statute limiting the award of non-economic damages to plaintiffs, resulting in a victory for the family of a child born with severe brain damage due to medical negligence in Watts v. Lester E. Cox […]

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Is “Fracking” Dangerous?

Posted on August 22nd, 2012 No Comments

The process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as it is commonly called, is becoming an increasingly controversial issue. The process involves injecting chemically treated water into wells at high pressure to fracture shale and release trapped gas or oil. Between one and nine million gallons of water can be used per well, and many health […]

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Suit claims companies failed to perform adequate testing of harmful pelvic mesh product

Posted on August 17th, 2012 No Comments

Connie C. Pinkerton of Ohio has filed a product liability complaint against Pennsylvania-based Endo Pharmaceuticals and Minnesota-based American Medical Systems. Her attorney, James D. Barger, filed the civil action August 6, 2012. Pinkerton, after having had the Elevate Prolapse Repair System implanted in her body during a surgery, has since experienced physical and mental pain […]

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Are there shortcuts to FDA approval for medical devices?

Posted on August 16th, 2012 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) was signed into law on July 9, 2012. It includes the Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2012 (MDUFA III), which increase user fees in exchange for speeding up the approval process. For some, this hastening of the approval process raises concerns, particularly for those […]

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Are frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits driving up medical costs?

Posted on August 14th, 2012 No Comments

The myth of frivolous lawsuits and their detrimental effect on the health industry and health-care costs has driven the campaign for medical malpractice tort reform for decades. The myth is a successful one, so pervasive as to be accepted as common knowledge. It has been instrumental in the passage of laws in multiple states. Texas […]

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HMPFM Tucson Lawyers Named Best in America

Posted on January 31st, 2012 No Comments

Press Release January 31, 2012 Tucson, Arizona    ———- Five Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally PLC attorneys named among The Best Lawyers in America 2011   Best Lawyers, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, has named five lawyers from the law firm of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman […]

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Electrical Defect Prompts Volkswagen Recall

Posted on March 31st, 2011 No Comments

Volkswagen of America Inc. said Monday it is recalling certain 2011 Jetta models to fix a potential electrical defect. According to a company press release, the recall affects 71,043 Jettas built between March 2010 and March 2011. The automaker says the recall will fix the wiring of the vehicles' anti-theft systems and horns. The company […]

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Walmart

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 No Comments

A man in Texas has filed a premises liability lawsuitagainst a Walmart store claiming water left on the floor caused him to slip andfall. According to the lawsuit, filed on March 4 in HarrisCounty District Court, Gregorio Valdez claims water carelessly left on thefloor of a Humble, Texas Walmart caused him injury. Valdez claims that […]

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Man Injured in Tucson Truck Accident

Posted on March 16th, 2011 No Comments

A man was injured in a Tucson trucking accident at the ASARCO mine Monday. According to Avra Valley Fire District Assistant Chief Ray Klein, the driver of a large water truck became trapped after the vehicle rolled at the ASARCO Silver Bell mine northwest of Tucson.  Northwest Fire District Captain Adam Goldberg says a technical […]

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Mazda Recalls 52,000 Vehicles Over Spiders in Vent Lines

Posted on March 4th, 2011 No Comments

Mazda Motor Corp. announced Thursday it was recalling more than 52,000 vehicles over concerns that spider webs could restrict the vent lines, causing fuel leaks.   According to the National Highway Safety Commission, the Yellow Sac spider is attracted to the smell of gasoline and  makes a nest in the vent line of the Mazda […]

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