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For victims of the multistate meningitis outbreak, financial relief may be forthcoming. In September of 2012, health officials noticed an uptick in meningitis cases reported across the nation. Rapid investigation of the outbreak led officials to the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a Massachusetts company. NECC manufactured large quantities of compounded drugs for clinics and… Read More »
Not long after North Carolina legislators instituted a cap on non-economic damages (e.g., pain and suffering) in medical malpractice cases in October 2011, the Missouri Supreme Court issued a completely opposite ruling on the same issue in August 2012. The Missouri court overturned a cap on non-economic damages that had stood for 20 years in… Read More »
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down several well-publicized decisions pertaining to groups that have been struggling for their rights. But minorities and gay-rights advocates were not the only ones whose future was hanging in the balance ― a 13-year-old North Carolina girl, rendered blind, deaf, and mentally disabled at birth by a botched… Read More »