In-House Law Firm Legal Nurse Role

Published: November 10, 2015 2:04pm 91 Views

In-House Law Firm Legal Nurse Role

Faraci Lange legal nurse consultant and active member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Elizabeth K. Zorn, published the following article in the 2015 Spring issue of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting about serving as an in-house legal nurse...

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Majority of U.S. Office of Personnel Management Hack Victims Still in Dark

Published: November 9, 2015 5:30pm 92 Views

Fewer than a quarter of 21 million federal workers hit by a major computer hack have been officially told that their personal information was compromised, six months after the breach was detected, a U.S. government official recently said. About 5 million notifications have been sent out to ha...

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Individual Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts Preventing Class-Action Lawsuits

Published: November 6, 2015 6:12pm 110 Views

On Page five of a credit card contract used by American Express, beneath an explainer on interest rates and late fees, past the details about annual membership, is a clause that most customers probably miss. If cardholders have a problem with their account, American Express explains, the company &qu...

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Hadley Matarazzo Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in National IVC Blood-Clot Filter Litigation

Published: November 4, 2015 5:14pm 85 Views

The U.S. District Court has recently appointed Faraci Lange partner Hadley Matarazzo to the plaintiffs' steering committee handling litigation related to a blood-clot filter. As a member of the steering committee, Matarazzo will help direct the litigation in federal court related to...

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U.S. News Ranks Faraci Lange "Best Law Firm" in Rochester and Buffalo

Published: November 3, 2015 2:53pm 83 Views

Faraci Lange LLP again received multiple, top-tier honors among Rochester and Buffalo firms in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings. According to this peer-review publication, Faraci Lange is ranked as:   The first-tier, best law firm in...

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Stephen Schwarz Honored with Board Leadership Award

Published: October 29, 2015 1:52pm 130 Views

Faraci Lange managing partner, Stephen G. Schwarz, has been recognized as one of the 2015 Greater Rochester Award honorees in the Board Leadership category. Presented by the Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc., the award honors nonprofit board chairs who ha...

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New York’s Largest Nursing Home Group Flourishes Despite Record of Patient Harm

Published: October 28, 2015 2:06pm 82 Views

SentosaCare, LLC is New York state's largest for-profit nursing home network, with at least 25 facilities and nearly 5,400 beds. Its affiliated nursing homes have had a record of repeat fines, violations and complaints for deficient care in recent years. Despite that record, Sen...

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Faraci Lange Successfully Resolves Flu Vaccine Case

Published: October 20, 2015 9:13pm 102 Views

Faraci Lange attorney, Matthew F. Belanger, along with associate attorney Kathryn Lee Bruns, recently resolved a vaccine claim case for a Niagara Falls resident who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome shortly after receiving a flu shot from a local pharmacy. The client was awa...

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FDA Warns About Infections From Other Medical Scopes

Published: October 15, 2015 6:49pm 91 Views

Federal regulators expanded their warnings about medical scopes spreading infections, issuing a new alert last month about contaminated bronchoscopes posing a risk to patients. The Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating reports that bronchoscopes are causing infectio...

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Reminders on Cyber Security Awareness Month

Published: October 13, 2015 4:56pm 92 Views

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Nick Francesco, Democrat & Chronicle columnist, would like to discuss some reminders about cyber security. There are a lot of security risks in our devices, and we need to be more aware every day. For Android people, earlier this year, a security...

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Excellus Lawsuit Includes Identity Theft Victims

Published: October 8, 2015 2:29pm 123 Views

Excellus Lawsuit Includes Identity Theft Victims

Lawyers for people suing Excellus over a data breach now say there are at least six people who are victims of identity theft. Those people include current and former members of Excellus or Lifetime Care, which mostly are from the Rochester area. Their information was used to make fraudulent purchase...

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New Study Finds Antidepressant Paxil Is Unsafe for Teenagers

Published: October 7, 2015 3:40pm 123 Views

Fourteen years ago, a leading drug maker published a study showing that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective for teenagers. However, a major medical journal, the BMJ, recently posted a new analysis of the same data concluding that the opposite is true. The authors of the...

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New York Senator Nozzolio Concerned about Excellus Response to Cyberattack

Published: October 1, 2015 2:13pm 138 Views

Senator Nozzolio Calls on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to Provide Answers to Victims of Massive Cyberattack The cyberattack that has possibly left thousands of Excellus customers and their information vulnerable to theft is getting attention from state senators. "The massive security...

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Identity Theft Possibly Related to Excellus Hack

Published: September 30, 2015 5:26pm 95 Views

Identity Theft Possibly Related to Excellus Hack

Batavia Police say identity theft complaints have been coming in that may be connected to the Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield cyber-attack announcement. Excellus announced the breach on September 9. In a statement, the company said sensitive information like social security numbers could have bee...

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Information Regarding Excellus Data Breach and Protecting You and Your Family

Published: September 28, 2015 4:49pm 104 Views

Information Regarding Excellus Data Breach and Protecting You and Your Family

As some people may know, Faraci Lange, LLP and Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. have filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages for all individuals who have been affected by the Excellus data breach. Faraci Lange would like to provide the public with important information about protection...

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Faraci Lange Files Class Action Suit Against Excellus Over Hack

Published: September 21, 2015 4:46pm 118 Views

A class action lawsuit claiming negligence and breach of contract was filed Friday against Rochester's largest insurer in the wake of a data breach that potentially exposed personal information of millions of people. The complaint on behalf of Matthew Fero, Shirley Krenzer and Erin O'...

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FDA Expands Warning on Becton-Dickinson Syringes

Published: September 17, 2015 3:43pm 158 Views

In a safety alert issued August 18th, the FDA stated that compounded or repackaged drugs that have been stored in 3- and 5-mL syringes manufactured by Becton-Dickinson should not be administered to patients "unless there is no suitable alternative available." Preliminary info...

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FDA Warns Invokana May Increase Bone Fracture Risk

Published: September 15, 2015 1:11pm 105 Views

The FDA strengthened the warning for type 2 diabetes drug, canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet), to note that the drugs may increase the risk of bone fracture and decrease bone mineral density. In a drug safety communication, posted last week, the FDA said they have added a new warning an...

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Stephen Schwarz Honored with Board Leadership Award at 2015 Greater Rochester Awards

Published: September 10, 2015 7:16pm 92 Views

Faraci Lange's managing partner, Stephen Schwarz, is receiving the Honoree in Board Leadership Award at this year's Greater Rochester Awards for his role as President of the Board of Starbridge. This award is presented to non-profit board chairmen and chairwomen who have enhanced...

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Could Cameras in Operating Rooms Reduce Medical Malpractice Deaths?

Published: September 9, 2015 2:07pm 101 Views

An estimated 400,000 people a year die in the United States of preventable medical errors, the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Families of the deceased say they could have known much more if cameras had been installed in the operating rooms, recording the actions and...

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Petition to Urge Nursing Homes to Stop Stealing Seniors’ Rights

Published: September 8, 2015 1:56pm 160 Views

The American Association for Justice recently started a petition to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prohibit nursing home corporations, as a condition of receiving federal funding, from requiring residents of long term care facilities, their families or other he...

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NBC News Investigates Bard IVC Filters

Published: September 4, 2015 4:27pm 132 Views

Serious questions are being raised about IVC filters, medical devices implanted in thousands of Americans at risk for blood clots, including whether the manufacturer told all it knew about potentially fatal flaws. At least 27 deaths have been associated with the Recovery filter over the cours...

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Serving as a Nurse Expert Witness: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Published: September 3, 2015 2:39pm 109 Views

Serving as a Nurse Expert Witness: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Faraci Lange legal nurse consultant and active member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Elizabeth K. Zorn, recently published an article in the Fall issue of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting about serving as a nurse expert witness. Attorneys often...

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Medical Malpractice: When Bad Doctors Happen to Good Patients

Published: September 2, 2015 6:21pm 132 Views

Lavern's Law, a bill that would have helped grievously injured victims of medical malpractice have their day in court, was terminated this summer when the Republican Senate majority leader, John J. Flanagan, would not allow the bill to be voted on. The bill is named after Lavern...

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Stryker Recalls Almost 17,000 Orthopedic Devices

Published: August 31, 2015 2:21pm 96 Views

Medical device maker, Stryker Corporation, is recalling 16,992 orthopedic implant devices due to a packaging problem that may have caused potential damage during shipping. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notice, the Stryker recalls include five devices: the rHead latera...

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Rise in Vaccine Injury Payouts

Published: August 28, 2015 12:44pm 127 Views

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a government program set up to pay people hurt by vaccinations, recently disbursed more than $1 million to a Louisiana nurse. An Indiana emergency-room doctor received $92,500, and a retired Pennsylvania housekeeper got $75,000 from the...

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Two Faraci Lange Attorneys Named Lawyers of the Year

Published: August 20, 2015 3:12pm 104 Views

Two Faraci Lange attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers' 2016 Lawyers of the Year. Managing partner, Stephen G. Schwarz, of Fairport, has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Rochester, N.Y. Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.     Frank J. Frascogna,...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Again Named to Best Lawyers in America Listing

Published: August 18, 2015 2:59pm 101 Views

Faraci Lange LLP attorneys once again are well represented in the annual Best Lawyers in America listing. Nine attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers: Matthew F. Belanger, of Brighton, in the practice areas of personal injury litig...

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Risks in Power Morcellators Cause Push for GAO Investigation

Published: August 14, 2015 3:24pm 94 Views

According to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, twelve members of Congress have asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate why power morcellators, electric devices used in gynecologic surgery, were marketed for two decades before safety warnings were issued b...

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High-Risk Medical Devices Receive Approval without Sufficient Studies

Published: August 13, 2015 2:42pm 84 Views

A new study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that analyzed all the 28 high-risk devices approved in 2010 and 2011 by the FDA Premarket Approval pathway shed light on how many of these devices get FDA approval with only one study proving their safety and efficie...

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