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New England Compounding Center Sued by Dozens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dennis O’Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and trouble with his speech and attention.

He estimates the disease has cost him and his wife thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses and her lost wages, including time spent on 6-hour round trip weekly visits to the hospital. They’ve filed a lawsuit …

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Class Action Lawsuit Eyed in Hepatitis C

Sept 23-CONCORD- A lawyer seeking a class-action lawsuit against Exeter Hospital connection with the hepatitis C outbreak said his client list has grown to 169 people, including 11 former Exeter patients who have tested positive for the virus.

Attorney Peter McGrath said although most of his clients tested…

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Hospital Pays $760K to Settle Data Breach of Missing Tapes

South Shore Hospital agreed to pay three-quarters of a million dollars to settle claims that the Massachusetts hospital violated state and federal law by allegedly failing to protect the health information of more than 800,000 individuals, the Massachusetts attorney general’s office announced yesterday.

South Shore Hospital allegedly failed to protect confidential information…

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HHS Levies $1.5 mil Fine for Data Breach

For the second time in three months, federal authorities have issued a hefty financial penalty stemming from a HIPAA compliance investigation after a relatively small breach.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has entered a settlement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary that includes a $1.5 million penalty. The resolution agreement cites…

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Defense of License in Nevada

In September 2007, the Nevada Medical Board found a homeopathic MD guilty of one count of medical malpractice as a consequence of his mistreatment of a patient, who died after the MD misdiagnosed his colon cancer as hemorrhoids, treated him with…

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Inconsistent Punishments

In June 2007, a Nevada physician “A” and his wife, received national attention when they were charged on various counts by federal authorities after they allegedly injected patients with a cheap substitute for…
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Don’t get stuck underwater…

On August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina (“Katrina”) struck New Orleans, a Urology Clinic in New Orleans. The Clinic leased their office in a Medical Center. The clinic began to treat a few patients beginning on January 5, 2006. However, the Clinic remained officially closed until January 23, 2006, when the fire marshall certified that…

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