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Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict demonstrates that HIPAA still could play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence...more
This study examines the impact of State legislation that caps damage awards in malpractice cases on decisions of physicians about where to practice medicine.
Twenty-four States now have laws that limit damage payments in...more
This article explains the role of the often overlooked and underused resource of the legal nurse, who can crystallize any medical-legal related issues. A case example is used to show how attorney's can benefit from this...more
This article discusses how employers such as Hospitals can be vicariously liable for the torts of their employees, particularly doctors, nurses and other ancillary services that are committed during the course of employment....more
With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,...more
New York cerebral palsy lawyer David Perecman comments on new research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Scientists at the school recently have shown that a protective protein may help prevent...more
New York Erb’s palsy lawyer David Perecman applauds Adrian Clayborn of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive end is playing outstanding NFL football this season even with damage to his arm caused by Erb’s palsy.
Medical professionals are required to make sure patients are fully informed about a procedure in order to consent to it. In the United States, failure to obtain informed consent prior to performing a medical procedure is...more
You may never need to fill out a form when you visit a doctor's office. Instead of having a different medical record number at each hospital or doctor's office, patients can have their entire medical history accessible online...more
Aspetti e considerazioni sulla responsabilità professionale medica...more
A recent report from Quality of Health Care in America puts to light the deviation between what is known to be good care in the hospital environment and the care that is actually received. This deviation in care is described...more
It’s no secret among the medical community that there are patients whose only purpose is to find fault with everything the physician, nurse and health care team are doing. These patients are rarely seriously ill but want to...more
In uncertain times people derive a false sense of comfort doing in business with a personal or social
contact or a member of their own religious or ethnic community. That comfort level is unfortunately
ProPublica, the investigative reporting group, is publishing a series on the quality of care the nation's 400,000 dialysis patients get, and it's not pretty. The basic conclusion: "Taxpayers spend more than $20 billion a year...more
This article covers the significance, importance and the proper documentation for having Advanced Directives. This is of great importance no matter what age you are. This article covers the way an advanced directive should be...more
The sound patients make when they fall off the earth is so quiet that hardly anyone can hear it.
For one of my clients, Richard Semsker, a forty-six-year-old attorney, the sound was a thin rustle, as his internist handed him...more
In a boon to plaintiff lawyers, the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down medical malpractice law.
In 2005, a statute took effect in Illinois that placed limits on awards for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering,...more
Dental Fraud and Malpractice Attorney Sebastian Gibson Discusses Dental Group Scams, Dentist Fraud, Rip Offs, Bait and Switch Tactics, False Advertising and Dental Malpractice in California and how a few bad apples in the...more
Family practitioners, obstetrician-gynecologists, and internists are gatekeeper physicians with the first professional opportunity to detect breast cancer. When they fail, the results can be fatal....more
This D.C. medical malpractice/consumer protection case involved allegations against a plastic surgeon of both medical malpractice and violation of the DC Consumer Protection Act which allows for triple damages. In this...more