Poultry Industry Must Answer for Polluting Maryland Communities

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The Daily RecordPhilip FedericoMay 7, 2021 Poultry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, as dietary preferences favor chicken over beef and farming and processing technologies have brought a new era of consolidated mass production. Corporations operating poultry facilities have for decades been able to avoid regulatory scrutiny by way of … Continued

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty, Sackler Family Admits no Personal Accountability in Opioid Crises

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The manufacturer of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, agreed to settle federal criminal charges by pleading guilty and agreeing to a multi-billion dollar fine regarding its handling of what became the opioid crisis. As the generational scars of the opioid crises settle deeply into communities throughout the US, state and federal agencies look for financial support and … Continued

Bowing to Litigation, Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Baby Powder in US and Canada

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Unable to silence patients who allege they were injured by baby powder manufactured by Johnson and Johnson, the pharmaceutical and healthcare products giant is removing its product from shelves in North America. For decades, Johnson and Johnson has pushed back against lawsuits, environmental questions, and rumors about one of its best-known brand name products, Johnson … Continued

Investigation uncovers Ohio State physician sexually abused 177 students over 2 decades

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Potentially more than 177 students have been sexually abused by Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State team doctor. Dr. Strauss molested male athletes for two decades. Coaches, athletic administrators and other team physicians were allegedly complicit in the abuse. Students openly discussed the physician’s examination methods and were fully aware of his presence lingering in … Continued

Lawsuits Filed Over Abuse of Ohio State Wrestlers by Team Doctor

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Society has erupted in the past year with the revelations of the #MeToo movement. As women speak up and step out of the shadows about abuses inflicted on them by men across industry, new voices are following—and they are men. The headlines have been rocked with the revelations of hundreds of women abused by a … Continued

University of Southern California Doctor Accused of Sexually Abusing Patients

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In a stunning echo of the abuse suffered at the hands of convicted physician Larry Nassar, a former gynecologist at the University of Southern California is now the focus of extensive investigation for abuse of women in his care. Earlier this year, sexual offender Larry Nassar was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for … Continued

What Type of Vetting Processes do Hospitals Conduct when Hiring New Doctors? 

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When you check into a hospital for care, you do so with the expectation that every physician and nurse involved in your treatment is properly trained, experienced and credentialed to handle your medical needs. Unfortunately, as recent incidents have exemplified, this is not always the case. Questionable hiring practices commonly occur within hospitals and medically facilities. This is sometimes … Continued

Attention Patients of Charles Akoda

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IT IS ALLEGED THAT LOCAL OB/GYN  CHARLES AKODA VIOLATED THE BONDS OF TRUST BY PRACTICING MEDICINE WITH AN UNLAWFULLY OBTAINED LICENSE. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE MANY FORMER PATIENTS OF CHARLES AKODA—WHO PRACTICED AT DIMENSIONS HEALTH AND PRINCE GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CENTER—WE URGE YOU TO REACH OUT FOR OUR LEGAL ADVICE TO ENSURE YOUR RIGHTS … Continued

What is Medical Malpractice-Related Class Action Litigation?

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Most medical malpractice claims involve one plaintiff (the injured party) and one (or sometimes several more) defendants. Those defendants could include the doctor who made an error, the hospital where the physician worked, an attending nurse, or other healthcare professionals who contributed to the patient’s harm. There is another type of civil litigation, known as … Continued

Leading the $190 Million Settlement of the Dr. Nikita Levy Case

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For over 25 years, Dr. Nikita Levy was a respected gynecologist practicing at Johns Hopkins Hospital. But then, in early 2013, a female technician in his office noticed some odd behavior on Dr. Levy’s part, which she reported to her superiors. From there, things happened quickly. Hospital security investigated and confronted Dr. Levy in his … Continued