Legal / Leadership

October 11, 2012

DEVELOPING: Pediatrician Arrested for Sexual ssault

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

“We were surprised, we were shocked, we were devastated,” said Dr. Randall Linton, the CEO and President of the Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire. Words often cannot describe the feeling that goes along with a betrayal of trust. Even more so, when it is someone you hope is looking out for the health and […]

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Tags: Dr. David Van de Loo, Dr. Randall Linton, sexual assault, WEAU-Eau Claire


October 8, 2012

Minnesota Lawmakers Want Lou Gehrig’s medical Records

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Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig’s death was attributed to ALS but some lawmakers are trying to force the Mayo Clinic into giving up his medical records…Rep. Phyllis Kahn says the records “probably won’t show anything but just in case they might it’s ridiculous not to look at them.” Mayo Clinic spokesman Nick Hanson e-mailed the […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Associated Press, Lou Gehrig's Disease, medical records, Nick Hanson, Rep. Phyllis Kahn, USA Today


August 3, 2012

Mayo Settles False-Billing Suit for $1.26 million

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The Mayo Clinic has agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle a federal lawsuit that accused it of billing the government for thousands of lab tests that were never performed. The U.S. Department of Justice and four whistleblowers had accused the Rochester clinic of “knowingly” submitting false claims for nonexistent pathology tests over a period […]

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Tags: false claims, federal lawsuit, Inspector General of Health and Human Servces, Lamont Pugh III, Star Tribune, U.S. Department of Justice


July 26, 2012

Group Asks FDA to Provide Clearer Painkiller Guidelines

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A group of pain experts and health officials are asking the Food and Drug Administration to provide clearer guidance to physicians on how to use extended-release painkillers and to limit claims pharmaceutical companies can make about the high-dosage medications. If approved, drug companies would be blocked from marketing their powerful painkillers as remedies for more […]

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Tags: citizen's petition, extended-release painkillers, FDA, Wall Street Journal


July 20, 2012

Former Hospital Worker Accused of Transmitting Hepatitis C

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A former medical technician was arrested on Thursday in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak at a hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, a federal prosecutor announced. David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, is accused of infecting at least 30 people when he worked in the cardiac catheterization lab (CCL) at Exeter Hospital…Hepatitis C is passed through contact […]

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Tags: CNN, David Kwiatkowski, Exeter Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak


July 3, 2012

School Lunch Makeover Requires Whole Grains

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At least 50 percent of the grains served in U.S. public school lunches must now be whole grains, according to legislation that went into effect Sunday (July 1)… Local foods that are fresher may be more appealing, which can encourage kids to eat them, said Katherine Zeratsky, a nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic. The new […]

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Tags: Katherine Zeratsky, legislation, public school lunches, whol grain, Yahoo! News


July 2, 2012

GOP Switches to Court of Public Opinion

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Democrats say the decision also lifts the legal uncertainty around the law, allowing doctors, hospitals, drugmakers, insurers and patients to plan for the far-reaching changes set to take place in 2014. “I can tell you, the American people are sick of the arguments,” said U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat whose district includes Rochester’s Mayo […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, court of public opinion, medical law, Tim Walz


July 2, 2012

GOP Switches to Court of Public Opinion

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Democrats say the decision also lifts the legal uncertainty around the law, allowing doctors, hospitals, drugmakers, insurers and patients to plan for the far-reaching changes set to take place in 2014. “I can tell you, the American people are sick of the arguments,” said U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat whose district includes Rochester’s Mayo […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, democrats, medical law, Tim Walz


June 26, 2012

Mayo Bathroom Spy Camera Charges Could Be Dropped

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A former computer programmer for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse admitted Monday to hiding a camera in a hospital bathroom but will avoid conviction if he completes community service and stays out of trouble for the next two years. Jeffrey Baylor, 27, pleaded guilty in La Crosse County Circuit Court to invasion of […]

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Tags: community service, invasion of privacy, Jeffrey Baylor, La Crosse Tribune


June 20, 2012

Fed Judge Renders Decision on Lawsuit vs. Mayo Clinic

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A negligence lawsuit filed by a former patient against Mayo Clinic has been dismissed in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit, which was filed in March, alleged that Robert James of Montgomery, Texas, suffered a perforation to his small intestine during a March 14, 2008, surgery at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester…”We are pleased with the […]

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Tags: Bryan Anderson, case dismissal, negligence lawsuit, Post Bulletin, Robert James


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