Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Cohen Syndrome

Cohen syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is named after its founder, Dr. Michael Cohen.  To date, only about a thousand cases of this syndrome have been diagnosed.  It is found to be most common in ethnic groups such … Continue reading

Construction Accident Cases

Construction accident cases involve a number of peculiarities.  The most significant one is identifying the proper defendants.  Those proper defendants may be the property owner, the general contractor, the subcontractor, the construction manager or the developer.  One way to identify the … Continue reading

Failure To Warn- Generic Drugs

Failure to warn claims involving generic drugs took a significant hit on June 23, 2011 with the decision of Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing from the U.S. Supreme Court.  In that decision, the Court diluted the Wyeth decision by concluding that … Continue reading

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is frequently found to be the cause of sudden death among student athletes.  This is a condition in which the heart muscle is enlarged or in some other way is  abnormal.  Detecting this condition in young student athletes is extremely … Continue reading

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded in a case where only nominal damages are awarded at the compensatory level.  In the May 8, 2011 decision in Feld v. Feld, the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia adopted the view from the Restatement Second of Torts … Continue reading