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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