Daily Archives: July 21, 2010 - 3 results

Posted 7 years ago in Class Actions by Arthur Buono  
Medical Monitoring Class Action Filed Against BP

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill has been a disaster for BP. Now the cleanup effort has spawned a new set of legal problems. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports two Louisiana men have filed a class action lawsuit against BP and several other companies seeking medical monitoring costs. The men were exposed to hazardous substances while working the oil spill cleanup. They say the contractor they worked for gave them faulty respirators that did not protect them from …

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Posted 7 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
Patients to View Doctors’ Notes Online

Coming soon to a secure website near you: the notes your doctor makes of your examinations and tests. That’s the goal of a study lead by a team of Boston-based medical researchers called the OpenNotes initiative. The study hopes to get more information to patients in a more efficient manner.   Federal law permits patients to see their doctors’ notes OpenNotes trial involves 100 doctors in three states Study to see if access yields better communication   Access to Records …

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Posted 7 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Bad Search Warrants Cost Oakland Millions

The city of Oakland has agreed to pay $2 million dollars to persons whose homes were searched on bogus warrants. A class action claimed that police lied in affidavits submitted to judges in getting the warrants issued. Some of the payouts will go to persons suspected of drug crimes.   The Constitution requires a warrant to search a home Police lied to judges who issued the warrants Evidence usually thrown out if obtained on a bad warrant   Police Lied …

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