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$5.2 Million Jury Verdict For Wrongful Death of Patient Who Was Misdiagnosed With Internal Hemorrhoids, Not Colon Cancer

David Robinson, who was in his 30s, found blood in his stool. He went to the office of his primary care physician, Dr. William Elder, where he was seen by a physician assistant, David Lamport. Lamport did a cursory physical … Continue reading

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$3M Verdict Hits R.J. Reynolds for Lung Cancer That Killed Florida Man Years After He Quit Smoking

Stock image.  Fort Pierce, FL—Jurors last week handed down a $3 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the lung cancer death of a Florida man who had quit smoking 11 years before developing the disease. … Continue reading

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California Stem Cell Agency Steps Up Public Access to Key Meeting This Week; Brain Cancer and Parkinson's On Tap

Stem cell researchers and the public — from wherever they are around the world — will have a chance Thursday to take part remotely for the first time during a meeting of the governing board of California's $3 billion stem … Continue reading

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Jury Hits RJR with $500K Verdict, Clears Philip Morris in Punitive Proceedings Over Smoker's Lung Cancer

Stock image.  West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors last week imposed a $500,000 punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds but cleared Philip Morris of punitive responsibility over a long-time smoker’s cancer. Perrotto v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007CA023841. Read more detail on … Continue reading

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Jury Clears R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Cuban Immigrant's Cancer Death

Stock image.  Miami—R.J. Reynolds was cleared of liability Wednesday for the cancer death of a 52-year-old Florida smoker who switched to the company's cigarettes after emigrating from Cuba. Eulalia Lopez v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2008-CA-76453. Read more detail on Recent … Continue reading

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