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New CMS Life Expectancy Table Effective July 19, 2010

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published its 2006 United States Life Tables. Effective July 19, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin referencing the CDC's Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2006...

Marler Clark Files First Salmonella Lawsuit In Outbreaks Linked To Taco Bell

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The first Salmonella lawsuit has been filed in the pair of Salmonella outbreaks that has sickened 155 people in 21 states. The lawsuit was filed against Yum! Brands (the parent company of Taco Bell) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin County Circuit Court. The lawsuit was filed...

Lawsuit Claims Ohio Woman Victim Of Taco Bell Salmonella Outbreaks

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - An Ohio victim of the Salmonella outbreaks linked to Taco Bell filed a food poisoning lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Scioto County, Ohio, on Aug. 16 ( Tammy Hale, et al. vs. Yum Brands Inc., et al. , No. 10CIC00032, Ohio Comm. Pls., Scioto Co.). The lawsuit was filed against...

Illnesses Linked To Eggs, And Lawsuits, Will Likely Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said Thursday. That's because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr. Christopher Braden...

Farms Recalling Eggs Share Suppliers, Other Ties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Two Iowa farms that recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning share suppliers of chickens and feed as well as ties to an Iowa business routinely cited for violating state and federal law, an egg industry spokeswoman said. Full...

Salmonella Find Links 2 Iowa Farms To Egg Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Food and Drug Administration officials say they have found positive samples of salmonella that link two Iowa farms to a massive egg recall. Investigators found salmonella in chicken feed at Wright County Egg that was used by that farm and also Hillandale Farms, the FDA said. Authorities...

TB Scare Patient Seeks To Sue CDC

ATLANTA - (AP) Attorneys for an Atlanta man who was thrust into the center of a 2007 international tuberculosis scare said Tuesday federal health officials publicized his condition to make an example out of him in an effort to win more funding to fight the disease. Andrew Speaker's attorneys. . ...

Tainted Egg Lawsuit Filed By Attorney Fred Pritzker

MINNEAPOLIS - PritzkerOlsen, P.A. , the national food safety law firm, has filed suit on behalf of a woman from Mantorville, Minn., who is a confirmed victim of the multi-state Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to shell eggs ( Robin Shaffer, et al. v. Davi Inc., et al. , No. n/a, Minn. Dist., Beltrami...

Firm Files First Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Over Salmonella Contaminated Eggs

CHICAGO - THE LAW GROUP, LTD. filed the first nationwide class action lawsuit against Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms on Sept. 15, a day after lab tests found hundreds of cases of salmonella contamination at the Wright County farm in a nearly two-year period before the outbreak that prompted the...

Patient In 2007 TB Scare Can Go Ahead With Lawsuit

ATLANTA - (AP) A man who was thrust into the center of a 2007 tuberculosis scare will be allowed to move forward with his lawsuit against the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Lawyers Say Proving Egg-Related Lawsuits Difficult

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of court. So far, attorneys in Seattle, Houston, Chicago...

Toxic Tort Attorney Margie Searcy Alford On E. Coli Poisoning Litigation

In this analysis, toxic tort and product liability attorney Margie Searcy Alford looks at the most important E. Coli opinions handed down over the past several years and gives practice tips for handling these cases. Issues discussed include: diversity jurisdiction, statutes of limitation, proof of causation...

CDC Review Finds No Link Between Chinese Drywall, 11 Deaths

ATLANTA — A review provided to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health finds that there is no evidence linking exposure to problem drywall and 11 reported deaths. The CDC review confirms...

Consumer Products Banned for Lead – More In the USA Than In Canada

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer The US is far more active than Canada in detecting lead in consumer products, and in requiring that they be withdrawn from the market. The Centers for Disease Control post a fascinating list of high lead consumer products, many of them marketed for children...

CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses

The authors call for mandatory education for physicians as a prerequisite for obtaining Drug Enforcement Administration registration. Read more at the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report .

CDC Reports on Worse States for Binge Drinking by Adults and Impact on Work Productivity

The CDC reports that 38 million adults binge drink, 4 times a month, with 8 drinks on average per binge. Drinking causes 80,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, and costs the economy $223.5B in terms of health care expenses, crime and lost productivity at work. State Rankings - Percentage of Adults...

National Workers' Comp News Roundup (1/23/2012): Powered by Larson's

NCOIL Conference to Address Physician Repackaging, Volunteer Firefighters, Migrant Workers . PCI Announces 2012 State Advocacy Priorities, Need to Combat Rising WC Costs . National Drug Abuse Summit to Be Held April 10-12, Orlando, FL . CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/15/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: WCRI Studies Show Impact of Recession, Reforms on 16 State WC Systems . Insurance Execs Seek WC Rate...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/21/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: SMART Act Passed by House to Streamline Medicare Secondary Payment Program . NCCI Posts Study on Role...

State Net Capitol Journal: With D.C. Stalled, More States Ponder Regulating E-Cigarettes

By Rich Ehisen The use of electronic cigarettes — battery powered devices that look like a traditional cigarette or cigar but which allow smokers to inhale flavored nicotine in a vapor form that uses no tobacco and produces no secondhand smoke — is booming. But with no definitive scientific...

Aug. 19, 2016 DOS Cable: New Gonorrhea Testing Requirements for Visa Applicants

UNCLASSIFIED 16 STATE 93130 - AUG 19, 2016 - "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Technical Instructions for Gonorrhea for Panel Physicians: http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/panel/technicalinstructions/panel-physicians/gonorrhea.html. Panel physicians...

CDC Updates Certain Technical Instructions for I-693 Medical Exam

USCIS E-Mail to Civil Surgeons, Dec. 14, 2016: "Dear Civil Surgeon, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has informed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it recently updated the Technical Instructions...