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Hospital Incident Reports Under Scrutiny Again; In Camera Review Found Necessary To Determine Discoverability

Courts have been reluctant to shield incident reports from discovery. In Hammond v. Saini, 766 S.E.2d 590 (N.C., Dec 19, 2014), the North Carolina Supreme Court held that documents created by the county health authority after a surgical fire at … Continue reading

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Uncleanable ERCP Duodenoscopes: Manufacturer, Hospital, and Physician Liability?

While on the East Coast March’s first Scalpel Weekly News was timely for its article on deaths from hypothermia, on the West Coast, the FDA’s announcement about infectious duodenoscopes resonated with our daily headlines. On March 4, Cedars-Sinai announced a … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Owes Duty To Patient Not To Fill Excessive Prescriptions for Opioids

In light of the magnitude of the prescription opioid overdose epidemic, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal issued an interesting decision with regard to the duty a pharmacy owes to the people whose prescriptions it fills. In the case of … Continue reading

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First Appellate Decision on Merits Affirms Verdict for Plaintiffs’ Transvaginal Mesh Case

Recently, a California appellate court issued the first substantive appellate decision in a case involving transvaginal mesh. The California Court of Appeal for the Fifth District affirmed the Superior Court of Kern County’s entry of a $3.6M judgment on a … Continue reading

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