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How Do Medical Lawsuits Impact Healthcare Policy?

Posted on · Recently, a jury awarded $15 million in compensatory damages and another $23 million in punitive damages in a civil suit filed by a Minnesota girl suffering from birth defects the jury found were caused by an anti-epileptic drug called Depakote, which the girl's mother took while pregnant. The Houston-based law firm Williams Kherkher represented 12-year-old […]

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HHS, New Sheriff & Drug Lawsuits: Wednesday’s Show (June 17, 2015)

Posted on · Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek recently announced his resignation. He'll step down July 1. His deputy, Chris Taylor, will replace him. Janek's departure comes as the agency faces a number of issues, including a controversy surrounding a no-bid contract with an Austin-based technology company to detect Medicaid fraud. On this edition of […]