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A Broward jury has awarded more than $28.5 million to a Lauderdale Lakes man who was left in a vegetative state after undergoing a "manipulation under anesthesia" in 2008, and another $10 million to the man's two daughters. Dale Whyte, 37, never woke...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing lawmakers to pass a gambling bill that would allow the city to weigh its choice of a casino operator in secret and forbid state regulators from taking away its license. The legislation also would grant the mayor authority...
Mental-health medicines This is in response to "Psychologists seek prescription power; Health professionals split over contentious bill now up to House" (News, May 12) and "Rx: Slow down; Psychologists and mental health medicines" (Editorial, May 13)....
Moving closer to what would be the first recall election in Broward County, city officials said Tuesday that a petition to recall Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad has enough valid signatures to continue the process. On its second try, a committee that...
Responding to new allegations of financial malfeasance and abuse, Los Angeles County officials have decided to stop sending children to a private foster care agency that has been responsible for more than 1,100 youths in recent years. The action was...
Corporations, hospitals and insurance companies have fought for more than two decades to chip away at Americans' right to enter a courtroom and seek damages for medical negligence. The most publicized of these efforts has taken the form of capping the...
TALLAHASSEE — In the latest skirmish in Florida's long-running battle over its medical-malpractice system, the House gave final approval this week to a bill that includes tightening requirements for expert witnesses in malpractice lawsuits. The 77-...
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Fearing lawmakers may fail to pass a package of medical reform bills, a coalition of consumer groups and trial lawyers is mounting a campaign to put before voters an even more ambitious slate of initiatives aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and...
Tags: Prescription Drugs, Elections, Voting, Arbitration, Politics
The time has come to put the Medical Board of California out of its misery. The board oversees the licensing of doctors and their discipline for misdeeds or incompetence. It also has jurisdiction over doctor-owned surgical clinics. Long ago the board...
The murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider, entered its fifth week today riding a peculiar media firestorm. The focus of much attention in recent days was not on Dr. Gosnell, who is charged in the death of seven babies and an...
Saying too many homes have been lost “to bank malfeasance or error,” Sen. Barbara Boxer called for federal investigations into whether banks are breaking the consumer-protection pledges they made in last year’s $26-billion settlement...
Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents. The...
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