FDA seeks greater oversight of unvalidated, unreliable diagnostic tests

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
The FDA is proposing stricter oversight of a subset of diagnostic tests that may cause harmful diagnostic errors due to poor premarket review and testing.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reportedly pursuing greater authority to regulate a group of diagnostic tests that can be dangerously inaccurate or unreliable. As Fortune explains, laboratory-developed tests,...
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Many injured Georgian workers now subject to limits on medical benefits

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
It can be a very stressful time for any worker who suffers an injury on the job, especially if the injury is severe enough to prevent him or her from working. For many of these workers, the feelings of helplessness created by the injuries are often further compounded with worries of lost paychecks or...
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Takata Airbags Defect

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Takata has been a rogue outlier for . . . it seems like forever. We first encountered bad components from them during the Suzuki Samurai wars over 20 years ago. I'm betting they built their business by being cheap. Now NHTSA, humiliated by the latest in its long string of despicable failures to regulate...
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Recent Workers Compensation Updates

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
ATTORNEYS' FEESWaters v. PCC Airfoils, LLC, 2014 Ga. App. LEXIS 425, 760 S.E. 2d 5 (June 26, 2014)Court of Appeals of Georgia, No. A14A0436The Court of Appeals held that the Superior Court of Coffee County erred in reversing an award of attorney's fees by the State Board of Workers' Compensation since inconsistent statements made...
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Medical Appointments Following a Workplace Injury

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
What you need to know and when you should consult an attorneyA recent Georgia appeals court case ruled that injured workers do not need to give permission for their doctors to speak with their employers' attorney outside of their presence before they can receive workers' compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury. The case highlights...
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