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Chicago, IL, April 15, 2013 - Many restaurants, especially upscale and higher-end independents, are moving toward prix-fixe menus, tasting menus, and policies that restrict additions, subtractions, and substitutions. Such...more
This article discusses the need for medical practitioners to consult state law rather than rely exclusively on ACOG Practice Bulletins when attempting to determine their obligation of informed consent when it comes to the...more
On January 19, 2012, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson exercised her authority under the HITECH Act by filing a lawsuit against a business associate for the failure to protect protected health information ("PHI") and...more
Filed Oct. 31 in Riverside County Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges that Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, who is a majority stakeholder in the Integrated HealthCare Holdings, Inc. (IHHI), which owns the Western Medical Centers of...more
Qui tam claims by whistleblowers or relators are most commonly brought under the federal False Claims Act for 15-30% of whatever funds the Government recoups from Medicare fraud as an example. Yet, some states have legislated...more
California has long been considered a bastion of consumer protection and individual privacy rights. By its recently issued decision in Brown v. Mortensen, (2011) 51 Cal. 4th 1052 the California Supreme Court buttressed that...more
Aspetti e considerazioni sulla responsabilità professionale medica...more
On March 1, 2011, California State Senator Noreen Evans introduced Senate Bill 361 as spot bill legislation. The legislation was at the request of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones who seeks to enable consumers to...more
An updated annual ranking of state medical boards by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen reveals widespread discrepancies in both the numbers of disciplinary actions taken against physicians' licenses, and the rates of...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
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
Section 2: Your Medicare Rights
If you have Medicare, you have certain guaranteed rights and protections.
You have these rights whether you have the Original Medicare Plan (with or
without a Medigap policy) or a Medicare...more
Physician as whistleblower or relator in a qui tam claim, pursuant to the False Claims Act, responded too vigorously to a limited Government subpoena by unnecessary and intensive internal investigations viewed by the...more
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