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Hospital agrees to pay $190 million for recorded exams

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:00

Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed pay $190 million to 8,000 women who were patients of a gynecologist found to be secretly recording their exams.

The women’s faces aren’t visible in the recordings and police don’t believe the images have been shared, but they have been traumatized nonetheless, says plaintiffs’ attorney Jonathan Schochor.

“They stopped seeing their doctors,” he said at a press conference on Monday. “They stopped taking their children to see doctors. They refuse to see a male OBGYN. Many refuse to see any OBGYN.”

If the settlement were divided equally, each woman might receive roughly $24,000, but compensation will be made after reviewing each patient’s case.

“T­­­he question is how do [they] allocate that fairly among the victims?” says J.B. Silvers, a former insurance executive and a professor at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Counseling costs or lost wages might be taken into account. But Silvers says it’s a tricky, delicate problem trying to determine the amount of trauma each women may have suffered, especially with so many victims.

“We’ve done this with the World Trade Center, for instance, so this process isn’t new,” Silvers says. 

The doctor accused of making the recordings committed suicide after being discovered last year.

Salmond urged to condemn homophobia

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:52
Campaigner Peter Tatchell calls on First Minister Alex Salmond to condemn homophobia in some Commonwealth countries ahead of the Glasgow games.

Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:41
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.

U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:37

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.

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Mother left girl, four, home alone

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:26
A Mold woman pleads guilty to child neglect after leaving her four-year-old daughter at home alone while she went to work.

U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:22

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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How Goldfrapp put Medea to music

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:53
How Goldfrapp wrote the soundtrack to a Greek tragedy

'Knock-out' threat officer suspended

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:53
A Staffordshire police officer is suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:47
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:43

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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Matthew to carry flag for England

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:40
Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:34

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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VIDEO: Albarn praises 'brave' Latitude

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:32
Blur front man Damon Albarn praises the Latitude Festival for giving him a headline slot off the back of his "slow" album.

Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:27

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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VIDEO: Software firm's recruitment trouble

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:08
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries. Simon Powell of Eysys describes his recruitment problems

YouTube star sued in copyright case

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:58
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Man electrocuted on city train line

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:58
A man has died after being electrocuted on a railway line near Haymarket in Edinburgh.

Abuse inquiry hears from 275 people

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:57
Police investigating child sexual abuse at care homes in north Wales say 275 people have made allegations.

NI leaders congratulate McIlroy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:54
Rory McIlroy, the new Open golf champion, is congratulated by First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.

VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:54
New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.
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