In a lawsuit filed yesterday, MIT and Children's Hospital charge Shire Regenerative Medicine's product aimed at people with diabetic foot ulcers violates patents they hold for building skin grafts on a polyester matrix.
A federal criminal complaint against Richard Keller, a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospital and former medical director at Phillips Academy in Andover, details some of the DVDs he's alleged to have ordered online between 2009 and 2011. Associated Press reports neither the hospital nor the school reported any complaints about his behavior with children under his care.
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Dr. T, an anesthesiologist, reports on her son's appendectomy at Children's Hospital - where she did some of her training:
And now came the hardest part: waiting. Waiting sucks. It was six in the morning. Even though all I wanted to do was sleep, I could only doze off for about twenty minutes. I wandered aimlessly through the parents' lounge. I watched the slice... Read more
Children's Hospital Boston sent out a memo yesterday informing its staff that Myra Fox has died.
Myra Fox was the inspiration for Nurse Carol in "Curious George Goes to the Hospital", the beloved book that has been a part of our childhoods for generations.
Ms. Fox was known affectionately as the "Play Lady". She was the former Director... Read more
UPDATE: Globe reports that Levine is now dead.
The Herald reports on a suit by 30 former patients of Dr. Melvin Levine against him for alleged medical malpractice and sexual abuse and against Children's for allegedly failing to do anything about him.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a lawsuit against Children's Hospital by a man who claims he was abused by a psychiatrist between 1967 and 1969 because the law at the time granted charitable organizations immunity from any liability.
The legislature abolished "charitable immunity" in 1971, but the court said that claims against institutions had to be considered under the laws in place at the... Read more
With in-patient stays on the rise and community hospitals beginning to close pediatric units, Children's Hospital said today it hopes to break ground this spring on an addition on Binney Street to add new beds.
The proposal, approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority this afternoon, would essentially add 130,000 square feet of space to existing Children's floors - with 30 new inpatient beds and a... Read more
Channel 25 reports on a Suffolk County Superior Court jury decision today.
By the time fire crews arrived, the fire was out, although light smoke filled the lower two floors of the building. Boston Police tweet traffic in the Longwood Medical Area and along Huntington Avenue was... Read more
Officers spoke with the victim who stated that her 7 year old child was threatened with a knife. Both Edwards and Connolly are wanted for this assault and have warrants out... Read more