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Big guns join the fight over fault

A case pending before Maryland’s top court has attracted national attention as groups representing U.S. businesses, doctors and insurers are pressing the Court of Appeals to preserve a 165-year-old ruling that defendants cannot be held liable for damages if the plaintiffs’ own negligence contributed at all to their injuries.

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AMA: Most med-mal cases dismissed

Almost 55 percent of all medical malpractice cases are dismissed and less than 5 percent make it to trial, according to a recent study published by the American Medical Association. Further, most of the cases that go to trial — ...

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Sugar industry fight takes another bitter turn

NEW YORK — What defines sugar? It’s getting to be a stickier question. The Sugar Association is accusing the makers of high fructose corn syrup of trying to candy-coat their image by calling their product a “sugar.” The Corn Refiners ...

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Lipsett to receive AMWA’s Women in Science Award

Pamela A. Lipsett, M.D., M.H.P.E., the first female professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named the 2012 recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association’s Women in Science Award. The Woman in Science Award ...

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More US companies covering transgender surgery

SAN FRANCISCO — More and more large corporations, including Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney, are covering surgery for transgender employees as part of their health plans. The trend follows a concerted push by transgender rights advocates to get employers ...

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Barry F. Rosen: A primer on health care reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as federal health care reform, contains myriad new rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the first in a series of columns providing ...

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