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Boehner does dramatic about-face on the legalization of marijuana

Former Republican House Speaker from Ohio, John Boehner and the former Republican governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld announced yesterday they joined the board of advisers for U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings.

Doctor ordered to pay $500K for insulting her sedated patient

Reston - A Virginia jury awarded $500,000 to a man who had a lawsuit against his anesthesiologist. She had made insulting remarks directed at the sedated patient while he underwent a colonoscopy.

Adding insult to injury: Claiming could lead to worse recovery Special

London - A recent study has found that the stress of contacting lawyers and filing injury claims can lead to a worse recovery from the initial accident.

Canada gets its first marijuana vending machine — Guess where?

Vancouver - Let's do away with the suspense created by the title: Canada has its first marijuana vending machine in, naturally, Vancouver. The city's a haven for the pot movement but this vending machine is strictly about medical marijuana.

Distraught mom relives nightmare of newborn’s death

A woman has painstakingly divulged how her premature baby died after a hellish labor in which the baby had slipped onto the floor, sustained severe head trauma and severed his umbilical cord.

Op-Ed: Time for Tort Reform?

In the light of medical malpractice and the health care debate, is it time for tort reform? The debate often gets ugly for lack of information, so let's examine the facts.

Impact of Wrong Diagnosis on Health Care in America

A woman was recently reported as suing Quest Diagnostics and Dr. Michael E. Herrmann for medical malpractice in the State of Illinois. Ashley McCoy claims emotional distress following a diagnosis of HIV.

Medical malpractice: The real war in our healthcare system

Medical malpractice brings more deaths annually than the total number of Army soldiers who lost their lives during Vietnam. Many factors seem to provide the perfect medium for deadly errors; errors that rarely find justice.
 

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