November 21, 2008

Dr. Mark Whitten Successfully Sued for Medical Malplractice

Westmoreland Man Wins in Eye Surgery Lawsuit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A North Huntingdon man won more than $1 million in a malpractice lawsuit in which he contended his laser eye surgery was botched. A jury in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday ordered Dr. Mark E Whitten, of Rockville, Md., to pay $850,000 to David N. Cantalupo, on whom the doctor performed surgery in 2001 at The Laser Center in Wexford. Mr. Cantalupo also received settlements from three other...
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November 17, 2008

Democrats Probe "Corrupted" FDA Reviews of Devices (Update1)

By Justin Blum Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Top managers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ``corrupted and interfered with'' scientific reviews of medical devices, agency scientists said in a letter that is sparking a congressional investigation. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will review ``compelling evidence'' that devices were approved in violation of laws to ensure their safety, said Representatives John Dingell, the panel's chairman, and Bart Stupak, a member, in a statement today. The FDA has repeatedly come...
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November 14, 2008

Restraining Orders Issued Against Valley Eye Center

Las Vegas Now Eyewitness News A judge has just signed an order to stop the practice of medicine at the Valley Eye Center. The Channel 8 I-Team was the first to expose allegations of medical malpractice at the Lasik center where people say their sight was ruined. A judge approved a petition from the state medical board seeking temporary restraining orders and injunctions against the clinic. When the I-Team first examined Valley Eye back in May, we learned the state...
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