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Counties in California Can Learn a Few Lessons from State on Inmate Health Care - BB&K Health Care Attorney Shares Tips on...

Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more

Health & Safety Law: Simplification or Marginalisation?

Review of current proposals to reform health and safety law in the UK....more

Battered Spouses

Are you a foreign citizen being abused by a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident while living in the U.S.? Do you need to get away from this abuser without their knowledge? If you answered “Yes” to the above...more

Liability for Transmission of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Washington

In July 2010, the White House published an ambitious strategy to “undertake a more coordinated national response to the HIV [human immunodeficiency virus] epidemic.” While public concern on the issue has waned in recent...more

Fraud and Abuse Issues In Off-label Marketing

In This Presentation: Increased Fraud Enforcement Activity; Current Enforcement Climate; Prosecution and Exclusion of Individuals; Inter-relationship with Kickback Allegations; Off-Label Enforcement Activity; Fraud...more

HOSPITAL REPORTING OF DEATHS BY RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION §

The Patients’ Rights CoP establishes, among other things, a reporting requirement for all hospital deaths associated with the use of restraint or seclusion for behavior management (42 CFR § 482.13(f)(7)). The...more

Private Correspondence

What are the rules on keeping privilege on documents in a health and safety case in the UK? How does Akzo impact? What do I need to do after a workplace incident?...more

Dangerous Doctors and Lax Licensing Boards: A National Map

A young health care journalist named William Heisel has put together a fascinating Google map of the United States highlighting case after case of state licensing boards going easy on doctors who abuse drugs, send fraudulent...more

DC Nursing Homes: How to Report Abuse or Neglect

The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies health care facilities for compliance with state and federal health and safety standards. Facilities include nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies,...more

Gaps in Nursing Databases May Result in Unsafe Nurses Being Hired in Other States

24 states have joined the "Nurse Licensure Compact", an umbrella entity designed to unify states' nursing discipline records. But some states' lax enforcement and reporting have allowed dangerous nurses to go to other states,...more

NC Nursing Home Faced With Resident Injuries and Deaths

Britthaven of Chapel Hill, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina nursing home, employed Angela Almore, R.N., a nurse who now faces second-degree murder and patient abuse charges arising from her time at Britthaven. Several patients...more

Pfizer Agrees to First Neurontin Lawsuit Settlement

Pfizer, the manufacturer of the epilepsy medication Neurontin has been involved in many claims by plaintiffs who blame the drug for creating suicidal tendencies. One such lawsuit, by a Massachusetts’ man’s survivors, has just...more

Advice for Parents : What To Look For In a Day Care Center?

Working parents have many challenge. One such challenge is to find a good day care center for their children while they are at work. ...more

Controversy Over Vaccines and Autism Continues

This past February, the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC handed down decisions in three test cases concerning childhood vaccinations and Autism. Their ruling was that vaccines, specifically the MMR...more

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