Fallen Marine’s Father’s Legal Battle

Albert Snyder sued protesters at his son’s funeral and won; now the judgment was been thrown out and he’s ordered to pay protester’s legal fees

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LexisNexis Legal News Video for August 30, 2010

Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis Legal News, the second Kugel surgical patch bellwether trial results in a plaintiff verdict when a Rhode Island federal court jury awards $1.5 million to a man who claimed the device caused him internal injuries and a Pennsylvania jury decides that two women’s use of Wyeth’s Prempro did not cause them to develop breast cancer.

Stories on this episode:

1. The second Kugel surgical patch bellwether trial went to the plaintiff August 23rd when a Rhode Island federal court jury awarded $1.5 million to a man who claims that the device caused him internal injuries. LexisNexis Mealeys Emerging Drugs & Devices Tom Moylan has the story.

2. A Florida jury has handed a smoker’s widow $270,000 in punitive damages, two weeks after awarding her a $2.2 million compensatory award.

3. A Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court jury in August decided that two women’s use of Wyeth’s Prempro did not cause them to develop breast cancer. LexisNexis Mealey’s Hormone Replacement Therapy editor Shane Dilworth reports the jury found that the maker of the hormone replacement therapy should not be required to pay damages for the women’s illnesses.

4. An Illinois jury in mid-August awarded a man with “popcorn lung” from his place of work a $32 million dollar verdict.

5. A Kentucky federal judge has refused to bar Cadbury Adams from marketing chewing gum under the name Dentyne Pure.

6. A group of Internet users have filed a putative class action in California federal court alleging that certain technology has tracked their online activity without their knowledge or consent, violating state and federal computer and privacy laws. LexisNexis Mealeys CyberTech editor Mark Rogers explains.

7. BP announced in mid-August that it would transfer responsibility for individual and business claims related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

8. A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel in mid-August affirmed a ruling for the defendant in a skiing injury action. The appeals court said the plaintiff’s injuries were inherent to the activity he was participating in when he collided with the defendant at a recreational area.

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Why has Mexico taken an interest in our constitutional law?

You mean they don’t really care about the federal law preempting Arizona’s constitutional police power? Wow… Because they are shaking in their boots at the thought of all those illegals returning to Mexico and demanding the Mexican government improve things there. They are accustomed to their dissidents sliding across our border and coming here to […]

Prescription Pads Now Legal For Naturopathic Physicians

VICTORIA — At first glance he may look like a Medical Doctor, but he’s not. Dr. Neil McKinney is a natural.
“Natural medicine is putting herbal tinctures and homeopathy’s together along with Chinese medicine. Yeah I have a broad set of tools to work with but we are very well trained in this now, and I think we are going to make a lot difference for a lot of people.”
He is now licensed by the Province to prescribe medications such as antibiotics and anti-depressants, but not federally regulated drugs with high abuse potential. He specializes in oncology treatments and helped Derek Johnston stomach his Chemotherapy with a natural supplement. A man who ironically was diagnosed by accident.
“There on the crossroads of my optic nerves was brain tumor. And that is an example of integrated health. My optometrist, not the medical system, my optometrist discovered this.”
Johnston does not require prescription drugs today but if and when he does, he now feels comfortable calling on McKinney. Naturopathic Physicians say the new authority gives them the ability to serve their patients better, particularly those who rely on them for primary care, like 73 yr old Sylvia Rickard.
“I think an integrative approach and a holistic approach by both the MD’s and ND’s is needed. To look at the whole person that they’re treating and help them get better.”
Post transverse colon surgery Sylvia was given a 33% chance of living if she continued with invasive chemotherapy. She did not, and 2 1/2 years later she is now cancer free thanks to the naturopathic program developed with Dr. McKinney along with prescription drugs. And its that joining of the hands the two say, that is an option out there that patients should be aware of.
“Certainly Sylvia has benefited greatly from naturopathic care, she was not doing well under the old system, but we’ve also got her on a new drug that I think is going to keep her healthy for the next several years.” Said McKinney.
Coming from two cancer survivors who used an integrated approach, it’s not about whose wrong or right it’s about what works. And while Naturopathic Medicine doesn’t work for everyone, these patients are two examples who have benefited greatly.

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just looking over executive orders and many of them seem unconstitutional, can someone explain this one to me?

Executive Order #11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision. Could this not turn into legal slavery in the wrong hands? Is there something I am missing? If it was for an emergency then why not state that. It seems that they can interpret this however they want. Even if […]