Category Archives: Health Law

$26M Verdict Slams GA Hospital at Trial Over Patient's Respiratory Collapse

Stock image.  Columbus, GA—Jurors Monday found a Georgia hospital responsible for the catastrophic brain damage one of its patients suffered during a 2012 respiratory collapse, and awarded the woman $26 million. Williams v. Tidwell, et al., SC14CV882. .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Nursing Home Chain Hit With $1.5 Million Verdict in Sex Discrimination Lawsuit as Jury Sides with Former Employee

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On November 2, 2017, a former elder care facility executive was awarded a $1.5 million verdict by a federal jury in Washington state. Irene Riggs claims she was fired for complaining about the "sexually charged" environment created by a supervisor's inappropriate conduct with a nurse. After a three-day trial, the jury awarded her over $232,000 in lost wages up to the date of trial, nearly $802,000 in future lost wages and $500,000 for loss of enjoyment of life after she was fired by Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America Inc. (Life Care). Alleged Sex Discrimination…... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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"Medical Marijuana and Crime: Substance Use and Criminal Behaviors in a Sample of Arrestees"

The title of this post is the title of this new article published in the Journal of Drug Issues and authored by Hyunjung Cheon, Scott Decker and Charles Katz. Here is its abstract: After decades of prohibition, laws allowing marijuana use for medical and, in some cases, recreational purposes have…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/DoTtR4-k6HA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New talk about a new marijuana legalization initiaitive in Ohio from some old voices

As reported in this local article, headlined "Anyone over 21 could grow weed at home under proposed Ohio ballot initiative," there is some new talk about a new initiative to legalize marijuana in the Buckeye State. Here are the details: A group of local investors who failed in their bid…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/hmOeThrrAZU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Could Vermont legalize marijuana by traditional legislation in just a matter of weeks?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new report from Tom Angell under the headline "Will Legalize Marijuana In Early January, House Speaker Says." Here are the details: A top Vermont lawmaker says the state could become the first in the U.S. to legalize…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/OlUcH0noBGc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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