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Health Alert (Australia) 27 June 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 22 June 2017 - Dorris Maharaj v Northern Health [2017] FWC 2997 - Application for relief from unfair dismissal – dismissal harsh,...more

Health Alert (Australia) 5 June 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 26 May 2017 - Mrs Nicole Webb v The Trustee for SWC Unit Trust T/A Salisbury Day Surgery [2017] FWC 2573 - Application for relief from...more

Health Alert (Australia) August 29, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 23 August 2016 - Secretary, Department of Health (as successor to the Secretary, Department of Social Services) v DLW...more

Capturing Flagg: Fifth Circuit, En Banc, Holds that Failure to Complete Pre-suit Medical Board Review Renders Med Mal Defendants...

by Butler Snow LLP on

We previously wrote about the Fifth Circuit’s panel decision and the defendants’ petition for rehearing en banc in this case. As we reported earlier, the issue is whether a non-diverse defendant is improperly joined by...more

Developments in Long-Term Care – Q1 2015

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The following summary highlights key federal court cases and administrative decisions involving skilled nursing facility survey issues during the first quarter of 2015. Federal Court Cases - Fifth Circuit Upholds...more

New state law allows access to investigational drugs

by McAfee & Taft on

In line with a nationwide movement, on April 21, 2015, Governor Fallin signed into law House Bill 1074, the Oklahoma Right to Try Act. The Act allows physicians to prescribe to terminally ill patients investigational drugs,...more

Health Alert (Australia) - December 8, 2014

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: Judgments and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Department of Social Services - 4 December 2014 - 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) results. Senator Mitch Fifield,...more

Next Accreditation System – Interview with Andy Roth, Member, Mintz Levin

by Mintz Levin on

Attorney Andy Roth, Member of Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice, explains the changes to the ACGME’s accreditation methodology with the adoption of the Next Accreditation System (NAS). ...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 23 2013

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: ..Australia. Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the boards 16 September 2013 - The national Boards have...more

President Obama and Medical Malpractice Reform

by Howard Ankin on

Last month, in a move that many trial attorneys believe will reduce the quality of patient care, President Obama submitted a budget that calls for a major revamping of medical malpractice laws. As explained in this NPR...more

CORRIDORS - News for North Carolina Hospitals - Spring 2011

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

In this issue: Value-Based Reimbursement: CMS Ups the Ante for Hospitals with Proposed Rulemaking; Summary of North Carolina Senate Bill 33's Medical Malpractice Reform; ICE Targets Large Employers - How to Be Prepared; You...more

Maryland Bar Association Health Care Section: Developments in Informed Consent

by Baker Donelson on

INFORMED CONSENT: ORIGINS of INFORMED CONSENT The Common Law: - Civil and Criminal Battery Since all established English law as it existed in 1776 was incorporated into Maryland law, it has been a tort for a doctor...more

Physicians Wouldn’t Order Fewer Tests Under Malpractice Reform, Study Finds

One of the main arguments made by proponents of malpractice reform is that physicians would order fewer medical tests if patients could receive only a limited amount of money in a potential lawsuit. But that assumption may...more

Couple Challenges West Virginia Malpractice Award Caps

A West Virginia couple who had been awarded more than $1.5 million in damages in a medical malpractice case only to have the award cut by two-thirds is challenging the state law that caps medical malpractice payouts to...more

State Licensing Boards Fail to Protect the Public from Dangerous Health Care Providers

Without a license to practice medicine or surgery or nursing or whatever, no health care practitioner can touch a patient. So the state licensing boards that issue -- and are authorized by law to take away -- licenses are...more

Texas Tort “Reform” Immunizes ER Docs Against Most Malpractice Claims

Patients in Texas whose health has been ruined by incompetent decisions by ER physicians are having a hard time finding malpractice attorneys to represent them, even when the lawyers admit they have a great case. The reason:...more

Error Rates in Medicine Continue High, but Lawsuits Are Down

The Center for Justice & Democracy has a new fact sheet on recently published studies on medical malpractice, hospital errors and preventable injuries. The depressing findings... Please see full article below for more...more

Virginia Cap on Malpractice Awards to Increase Starting in 2012

The cap on awards for malpractice lawsuits in Virginia will go up $50,000 a year for the next 20 years, following a recent compromise between trial lawyers and physicians in the Commonwealth. Incremental increases to the...more

Malpractice Reform Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Skyrocketing Healthcare Spending

by Robert Kraft on

Healthwatch, the healthcare blog of The Hill’s Web site, ran an article this week quoting a local North Texas politician. Representative Michael Burgess is the chairman of the Republican Congressional Healthcare Caucus, and...more

Texas Nurses Vindicated in Fight for Patient Safety – Almost

Two nurses who were fired from their hospital for alerting state authorities to a dangerous doctor have now been fully vindicated -- except for one thing. The nurses won a $750,000 settlement of their lawsuit against the...more

Easily Mixed-Up Medication Tubes Cause Patient Deaths and Injuries

For years, patient safety experts have known that medical devices, like tubes that deliver food and drugs to hospitalized patients, need to be designed so that predictable mix-ups don't hurt patients. If a tube is safe if it...more

Radiation Overdoses and Regulatory Ineptness

When is a radiation overdose not an overdose? When the facility giving the CT scans says so. At least that's what the Food and Drug Administration concluded when it dropped a safety investigation of the Huntsville, Alabama...more

Legal and Practical Strategies

A Legal Perspective Legal issues to be Addressed and Revolved: • Compliance with Joint Commission and Bylaw Standards • State Reporting Obligations • National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting Obligations • Negligent...more

American Health Lawyers Association: 2010 Annual Meeting & In-House Counsel Program: Managing & Moderating the Disruptive...

In This Presentation: A Legal Perspective: Legal issues to be Addressed and Revolved • Compliance with Joint Commission and Bylaw Standards • State Reporting Obligations • National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting...more

Grants Aim to Reduce Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

by Robert Kraft on

The Wall Street Journal reports that the federal government is ready to begin $25 million in grants, as promised by President Obama, that seek to reduce medical malpractice claims by a variety of methods. Please see full...more

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