All posts for Matt Plessner - 5 posts found

Posted 3 years ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Podcasts by Matt Plessner  
Insurer Sued over Eating Disorders [Podcast]

  (iStockPhoto/Thinkstock)   Shelby Oppel Suffers from a Severe Eating Disorder Shelby Oppel suffers from bulimia, a psychiatric problem of excessive eating, followed by induced vomiting, or use of diuretics and laxatives. A doctor at a psychiatric hospital recommended Oppel receive 6 months inpatient treatment and 6 months outpatient treatment. Oppel’s insurer, Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. (in California also called Anthem Blue Cross), would only cover six days of inpatient services and 17 days of outpatient treatment. As …

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Posted 3 years ago in Personal Injury Podcasts by Matt Plessner  
Beware of Amusement Park Dangers [Podcast]

(Purestock/Thinkstock)   Hazards at Theme Parks You might be planning to usher in a last hurrah of summer by heading to an amusement park this holiday weekend. But be careful. There are approximately 4,400 injuries at these destinations. The majority of injuries involve children on rides. Earlier this summer, a woman tragically plunged to her death on a roller coaster ride when the safety bar released, at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.   Personal Injury Cases radio reporter …

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Posted 3 years ago in Podcasts by Matt Plessner  
Company Fights to Patent the Human Gene [Podcast]

  U.S. Supreme Court To Decide if Companies Can Patent DNA Myriad Genetics has isolated a human DNA sequence used for tests to detect whether women are at a higher risk for breast or ovarian cancer. The Salt Lake City, Utah, company holds patents on two isolated genes, which gives it a monopoly on these tests. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Patent Protection Foundation assert companies should not be able to patent human genes, which occur in …

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Blood Clot Risks with Yaz Birth Control [Podcast]

  The birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz, and the generic form, ocella, are under fire as 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, and the generic drug makers, Barr Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals. The medications are linked to higher rates of blood clots that caused personal injuries and have killed people. In this podcast, reporter Matt Plessner speaks with Michael London. He’s the plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in the multi-district litigation and a partner at …

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Decriminalizing and Legalizing Pot [Podcast]

  What’s the difference between the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana? Listen in on reporter Matt Plessner’s podcast. He interviews San Francisco attorney, Matt Kumin, who explains the current laws regarding pot. Kumin tells you what decriminalizing and legalizing weed means and the laws of different jurisdictions. Kumin is the founder of Medical Cannabis Counsel, which defends patient rights and conducts medical marijuana compliance workshops throughout the country. He has litigated the only U.S. tax case on income taxation …

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