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Cardiovascular Epidemiology Expert Witness Aids In Pfizer Win

Cardiovascular Epidemiology Expert Witness Aids In Pfizer Win

Cardiovascular epidemiology expert witness Dr. Stephen E. Kimmel opined in the Philadelphia state court lawsuit brought against the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. Dr. Kimmel wrote that one of the two independent studies the plaintiffs used was incorrect and did not show Zoloft increases the risk of heart defects in newborns. Judge Mark Bernstein granted summary judgment to Pfizer and dismissed the case.

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Expert Witness Allowed In Case v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Expert Witness Allowed In Case v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

In Linda Fishbain and David Fishbain v. Colgate-Palmolive Co., et al., Judge Ana Viscomi is allowing the plaintiff’s expert witness to testify for the mesothelioma victim. The Middlesex County proceeding will consider whether two cosmetic talcum powder products caused the plaintiff’s mesothelioma. Fishbain alleges that the products she used in for twenty years were contaminated with asbestos.

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Medical Expert Witness To Testify Re: Shooting of U of So. Carolina Student

Medical Expert Witness To Testify Re: Shooting of U of So. Carolina Student

A medical expert witness will testify in the case against Michael Smith who is charged with shooting a University of South Carolina student in 2013. The expert will report on the bullet still lodged in Martha Childress’ spine. The defendant is charged with attempted murder and several weapons charges in connection with the injury which left Childress paralyzed from the neck down. Smith was carrying a stolen semi-automatic .40-caliber Glock pistol.

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Pharmacology Expert Witness In Zoloft MDL Case

Pharmacology Expert Witness In Zoloft MDL Case

Pfizer, Inc. has agreed to hand over emails between the drug maker’s pharmacology expert witness in the Zoloft MDL case. Dr. Stephen E. Kimmel wrote that one of the two independent studies which purportedly showed Zoloft increases the risk of heart defects in newborns contained incorrect data. Dr. Kimmel is Director of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute.

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Medical Billing Expert Witnesses & Medicare Fraud

Medical Billing Expert Witnesses & Medicare Fraud

What areas may medical billing expert witnesses consult on? They have many areas of expertise including medical coding, healthcare administration, medical fraud, and more. In the news, Valencia, CA, Dr. Gary J. Ordog was indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of health care fraud. Ordog is accused of submitting $2.5M of false claims to Medicare.

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Plaintiffs Suing Pfizer to Hire New Pharmacology Expert Witness

Plaintiffs Suing Pfizer to Hire New Pharmacology Expert Witness

Plaintiffs suing Pfizer Inc over its antidepressant drug Zoloft will have until mid-June to find a new pharmacology expert witness to testify that the drug can cause birth defects. This comes after a St. Louis jury held that the medication did not cause heart abnormalities in Logyn Pesante. His family was seeking over $2.7M for medical costs and recompense for his physical defects. The company faces over 1000 similar suits in federal and state courts.

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Medical Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Aaron Hernandez

Medical Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Aaron Hernandez

Medical expert witness Dr. William Zane, of the Massachusetts state medical examiner’s office, testified regarding bullet wounds in the murder trial of former New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez. The jury is in deliberation after closing arguments in the death of Odin Lloyd. A pharmaceutical expert witness testified for the defense on the effects of PCP. Hernandez’s legal team presented the argument that two men who were with Hernandez, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, killed Lloyd while under the influence of PCP.

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Medical Expert Witnesses & Concierge Medicine Malpractice Case

Medical Expert Witnesses & Concierge Medicine Malpractice Case

In Concierge Medicine Firm Found Liable For Doctor’s Negligence, journalist Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, writes on the malpractice verdict against MDVIP, the nation’s largest concierge medicine practice. MDVIP promised “exceptional care” and quick access to doctors for a $1,500 annual membership fee.

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Gynecological Surgery Expert Witness Will Testify For Bard In MDL

Gynecological Surgery Expert Witness Will Testify For Bard In MDL

Gynecological surgery expert witness Dr. Marshall Austin will be the next expert to testify for C.R. Bard Inc. in the MDL case being tried in West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin will hear all federal vaginal mesh lawsuits against Bard and other transvaginal and bladder sling manufacturers. There may be as many as 10,000 federal cases as well as several thousand in state court systems. Plaintiffs allege serious internal injuries.

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Zoloft MDL Expert Witness

Zoloft MDL Expert Witness

The judge presiding over the Zoloft MDL in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the plaintiffs group’s motion to present a new causation analysis expert witness last month. Although marketed as safe during pregnancy, hundreds of plaintiffs have filed lawsuits over birth defects. Use of the antidepressant during pregnancy has been linked to a serious lung condition that can prevent an infant from getting enough oxygen. Injurylawyer-news.com writes that additional birth complications include “apnea, seizures, heart defects, difficulty feeding, irritability, trouble regulating body temperature, autism, and malformations of the skull or brain.”

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