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December 2012 Archives

Family Wins $140 Million In A Medical Transcription Error Case

In the medical profession, accuracy is vitally important. A recent jury verdict demonstrates how high the stakes can be - a wrongful death lawsuit ended in a $140 million verdict after a medical transcription error resulted in a patient's unnecessary death.

'Take Justice Back' Launches New Consumer-Rights Website

The consumer rights group, Take Justice Back, recently launched a new website to help injured people learn about their legal rights. Take Justice Back is a coalition of trial lawyers committed to helping consumers who are victims of corporate malfeasance or negligence.

Dangerous Interactions Between Popular Drugs And Grapefruit

You may have heard that grapefruit juice and medications can cause an adverse reaction, but the potential danger is probably greater than you think. Research shows that chemicals in grapefruit juice can temporarily eliminate the power of intestinal enzymes, causing a reaction that may essentially result in an overdose or underdose. The chemical properties of grapefruit juice have caused particular pharmaceutical drugs to have five times the potency of a normal dose.

Contest Produces Three Ideas To Help Those With Cerebral Palsy

An international coalition of disability advocacy organizations came together to host the "Change My World in 1 minute" contest to benefit those with cerebral palsy (CP). The contest called for people to submit ideas for new products that could benefit CP patients. Nearly 500 ideas were received and thousands of people voted for their favorite.