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Proceed To Article Deterring Insurance Claims For Whiplash Injury
A special article in the 20-April-2000 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has caught the interest of the national media. According to the report, "the incidence and prognosis of whiplash injury from motor vehicle collisions may be related to eligibility for compensation for pain and suffering.

Read a summary of the article based on research from the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research.

Proceed To Article Medico-Legal Resource Watch
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) may not be the first place one would look when trying to find medico-legal information. This unlikely department within the United States Department of Defense publishes two journals, Legal Medicine and The Journal of Nursing Risk Management, which are excellent resources for physicians, nurses and jurists with legal questions.

Read a sample article or visit the AFIP's Web site. The AFIP also loans comprehensive pathology slide sets to civilian legal and medical practitioners for a nominal handling fee.

Proceed To Article Suing Over Rezulin
Two lawsuits were filed in Iowa federal court on 19-April-2000 by patients claiming they were harmed by the diabetes drug Rezulin (traglitazone). The lawyer representing the patients has created his own Web site. More....

Proceed To Article Malpractice Payment Reporting Requirements On Hold
As of April 17, 2000 the proposed new rules on medical malpractice payment reporting requirements to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) are on hold. Practitioner comments on the new rules numbered in the hundreds. Physicians voiced a number of concerns. More...

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