Faraci Lange Attorney Successfully Resolves Defective Table Saw Case

Published: May 17, 2016 4:11pm 86 Views

Faraci Lange counsel, Kathryn Lee Bruns, recently found success in a product liability case she resolved for a Bath, New York resident who suffered severe injuries while operating a table saw that contained several design and manufacturing defects, rendering its use dangerous. The defect...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Revive Class Action Over Excessive Medical Records Fees

Published: May 12, 2016 6:29pm 106 Views

Faraci Lange attorneys, Stephen G. Schwarz and Kathryn Lee Bruns, represent plaintiffs in a medical records class action lawsuit against a group of hospitals and their records administrator for charging patients excessive fees for copies of their medical records. In Carter et al. v. Heal...

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Study Finds Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Published: May 4, 2016 5:28pm 91 Views

A study conducted by doctors at Johns Hopkins was published in the BMJ on Tuesday, finding that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers estimate that at least 251,454 lives are lost due to medical errors in the United States every year. The to...

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Lawsuit Against Procter & Gamble for Firing Pregnant Saleswoman

Published: April 25, 2016 7:57pm 148 Views

A cosmetics saleswoman is suing Procter & Gamble with the claim that she was fired after becoming pregnant and being told that "pregnancy is not part of the uniform." The lawsuit was filed in federal court earlier this month by Tiffany Kantrowitz, who worked at P&G'...

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Faraci Lange's Julie Jordan Recognized as a Woman to Watch in Rochester

Published: April 19, 2016 3:49pm 182 Views

Faraci Lange counsel, Julie S. Jordan, was recognized as a Woman to Watch by the Democrat and Chronicle this week. As a parent and board member of the Rochester Mental Health Association, Julie Jordan promotes the study of mental health awareness in children and adolescents --- part...

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Farmers Insurance to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle Pay-Discrimination Lawsuit

Published: April 18, 2016 7:11pm 104 Views

Insurance service company, Farmers Insurance Group, Inc., agreed to pay $4 million to 300 of their female claim litigators who worked for the company over the past four to five years in a proposed settlement filed last week regarding a pay-discrimination lawsuit. The company will also pa...

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Motorcycle Accident Case Successfully Resolved

Published: April 13, 2016 4:17pm 131 Views

John A. Falk, Faraci Lange partner, recently resolved a motorcycle accident case for a Rochester resident who was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by the defendant. The driver was travelling eastbound on a road turning right. There was light rain, causing the road to be slick. The driver took...

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Lawsuit Over Abusive Debt Collection Practices Moves Forward

Published: April 7, 2016 6:36pm 92 Views

A federal judge has ruled that a proposed class action lawsuit accusing a debt collection agency as well as a law firm of abusive debt collection practices can now proceed. The ruling determines that the plaintiffs' allegation of the defendants making false threats to seize consumer's...

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I-490 Auto Accident Case Successfully Resolved

Published: April 5, 2016 3:20pm 102 Views

Faraci Lange attorney, Brian M. Zorn, recently resolved an auto accident case for a Rochester resident who sustained a fracture, broken nose, and continued pain and discomfort following an accident on Interstate 490. The driver of a tractor trailer was following too closely to the client...

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Theranos Government Inspection Finds Quality Control Issues

Published: April 1, 2016 6:40pm 86 Views

A federal inspection report released on Thursday identified quality control issues in medical testing done by Theranos, which could have provided inaccurate results to patients. According to the report, Theranos employed unqualified personnel and used freezers that were not at the correct tem...

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Errors Continue in Rochester Nursing Homes Despite Citations

Published: March 31, 2016 5:15pm 104 Views

A recent Democrat and Chronicle investigation discovered that more than one-third of rochester nursing homes violations that were cited by the Department of Health were for regulations that had been cited before in previous inspections. These repeat errors in Monroe County nurs...

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Adverse Drug Reaction Study Finds Inconsistencies in Product Information Between USA and Europe

Published: March 29, 2016 8:20pm 107 Views

  A recent research study was conducted to compare the consistency of adverse drug reaction (ADR) data in publicly available product information for brand drugs between USA and Europe in order to assess the usefulness of information for prescribers and patients.   A...

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Doctors Receiving Money from Companies Prescribe More Brand-Name Drugs

Published: March 25, 2016 6:55pm 110 Views

A recent ProPublica analysis has discovered that doctors who receive money from pharmaceutical companies tend to prescribe different drugs to their patients than their colleagues who do not get payments. It was also found that the more money these doctors receive, on average, t...

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Leads to $500 Million Verdict for Johnson & Johnson

Published: March 18, 2016 8:42pm 103 Views

A Texas federal jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit on Thursday to pay $500 million to five plaintiffs who claimed they were injured by their Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. This verdict was announced after a two-month trial, in which jurors found that the DePuy P...

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Networking and Educational Forum for Legal Nurse Consultants

Published: March 17, 2016 8:42pm 120 Views

Faraci Lange legal nurse consultant and active member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Elizabeth K. Zorn, recently co-published the following article in the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting about LNCExchange, a free pro...

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Faraci Lange Attorney Successfully Settles Slip and Fall Case

Published: March 16, 2016 9:17pm 117 Views

Faraci Lange Senior Counsel, Joseph A. Regan, recently resolved a slip and fall case for a Geneva, NY resident who tripped over a metal slat in a hotel she was staying at and sustained several injuries. The metal slat, which divided the older-built part of the hotel with the newer part, was...

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Governor Cuomo Announces PFOA Removed from Hoosick Falls Water

Published: March 14, 2016 5:00pm 89 Views

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo visited Hoosick Falls, NY on Sunday and announced that a new filtration system in the town has successfully eliminated PFOA from the municipal water supply. Cuomo announced that, "The PFOA is out of the water,"at a command center set up in Hoosick Falls...

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Hoosick Falls Private Wells Installed with Water Filters Labeled Unsafe for Consumption

Published: March 10, 2016 3:50pm 72 Views

It has recently been discovered in Hoosick Falls that a Department of Environmental Conservation contractor installed incorrect filters in the town's private wells that were intended to eliminate PFOA, which is the harmful chemical linked to cancer that was found in their water supply. The...

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Faraci Lange Attorney Explores Access to Medical Records In Personal Injury Claims

Published: March 9, 2016 9:59pm 95 Views

Faraci Lange attorney Jennifer L. Fay recently published an article in the Buffalo Law Journal about the access to medical records in personal injury cases. Fay emphasizes the importance of medical records in a personal injury claim as they can often be the best evidence of the extent of...

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Acquisition of Medical Literature & Information

Published: March 8, 2016 5:31pm 116 Views

Faraci Lange legal nurse consultant and active member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Elizabeth K. Zorn, recently published the following article in the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting about the acquisition of me...

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FDA Takes Additional Action to Better Understand Safety of Essure

Published: March 3, 2016 9:43pm 85 Views

Earlier this week, the FDA announced actions to provide important information about the risks of Essure and to help women and their doctors be better informed of the potential complications associated with implantable forms of sterilization. These actions also include ordering Bayer to conduc...

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Zimmer Signs Settlement Agreement to Resolve Durom Cup Lawsuit

Published: March 2, 2016 3:49pm 113 Views

Zimmer, Inc. recently announced that it has signed a Settlement Agreement in order to resolve all the lawsuits of U.S. plaintiffs who were implanted with their Durom Cup hip implant and later had it removed due to its premature failure. The Agreement establishes a Settlement Program ...

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NYS Comptroller Issues Audit Showing Failure of State to Fine Nursing Home Violations

Published: February 29, 2016 6:02pm 120 Views

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli issued the results of an audit last week that showed how the New York State Department of Health has been taking years to impose fines to nursing homes that have violated health and safety standards. During a press conference held early last week,...

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Local Health Care Systems Begin Sharing Doctor Notes with Patients

Published: February 26, 2016 4:09pm 93 Views

Rochester Regional Health and UR Medicine are beginning programs with their patients to provide them with access to doctor notes and documentation made by health care providers during medical appointments in order to encourage more involvement. A pilot program in OpenNotes is being conducted...

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PFOA Water Contamination Found in Second Rensselaer County Town

Published: February 25, 2016 7:26pm 123 Views

A recent state investigation has discovered PFOA, the toxic chemical that was previously found in Hoosick Falls' water supply, in a nearby manufacturing plant in the Rensselaer County town of Petersburgh, NY. After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency strengthened its h...

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FDA Investigates if Faulty Blood-Testing Device Compromised Xarelto Approval

Published: February 23, 2016 9:39pm 113 Views

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the validity of the approval of Xarelto, an anticoagulant drug, based on the possibility of a faulty blood-testing monitor tainting the results of a clinical trial. Since its arrival on the market in 2011, Xarelto has been presc...

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FDA Issues Final Order to Submit Premarket Approval for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Published: February 22, 2016 10:02pm 98 Views

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final order to manufacturers on February 18th requiring the submission of a premarket approval application (PMA) for two different types of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. The two devices that are in question are the hip joint metal/metal...

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Department of Health Collecting Blood Samples in Hoosick Falls

Published: February 19, 2016 10:02pm 103 Views

Dennis Yusko/Times Union The New York State Department of Health is collecting blood samples of individuals who live in or near Hoosick Falls for a biomonitoring study that will analyze the PFOA exposure in the area due to the town's recent water contamination. The...

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Latest Statistics on National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Published: February 18, 2016 5:10pm 123 Views

While vaccines serve an essential public health function by preventing serious and potentially life threatening diseases, a serious vaccine injury or even death can also occur to a small number of people who receive them. Such injuries include, but are not limited to, Guillain Barre Syndrom...

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Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Help Property Owners in Hoosick Falls

Published: February 17, 2016 10:48pm 94 Views

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo assigned the Department of Financial Services to set up a Mobile Command Center in Hoosick Falls in order to assist homeowners and residents who may have been affected by the mortgage limitations put in place by local banks due to the ...

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