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A New York federal judge signed off Friday on a $6 million settlement in a wrongful death suit over a 2012 helicopter crash, including about $2 million in attorneys' fees, and ended a fee dispute with the family’s former counsel at Cellino & Barnes.
An Illinois jury has awarded the family of a Vietnam veteran $7 million in damages after finding that nurses and paramedics failed to prevent him from jumping out of a moving ambulance while he was having a psychotic episode likely caused by post-traumatic stress disorder.
Massachusetts federal prosecutors on Thursday fought a bid by Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives embroiled in an alleged conspiracy to bribe doctors into prescribing fentanyl-based drugs to disclose grand jury instructions, arguing the government did not wrongly explain the conspiracy charges.
In a closely watched medical malpractice case, a Florida state appeals court on Friday declined to rule on whether a hospital’s privileged communications are discoverable under a 2004 state constitutional amendment, saying the judge’s order to produce the records wasn’t adequately explained.
A Florida federal court rejected bids by prison health contractors Corizon Health and Wexford Health Sources to toss a Florida inmate's suit alleging their inadequate and negligent treatment led to him suffering a heart attack and amputation of both legs, finding Thursday that he has sufficiently alleged a constitutional violation.