Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
Technology in Healthcare
Prior & Pending Litigation
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Employers Need to Know about Mediation and Arbitration
"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
Next Accreditation System – Interview with Andy Roth, Member, Mintz Levin
Consultant: Legal Ethics Rulemaking Outpaced By Technology
For Jeff Skilling, 'Enron Was His Life,' Lawyer Says
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Polsinelli Podcast - Avoiding Professional Liability
Crime Novelist Wins $51 Million From Accounting Firm
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
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
On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated Final Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Work Plan, initially proposed...more
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
The New York State Insurance Department has issued an ambiguous opinion taking the position that the amendment to Insurance Law §3420(a)(5), changing the “no prejudice” rule, applies to all liability policies, which arguably...more
In a suit by the beneficiary against the trustee, is the trustee entitled to assert the attorney-client privilege against the beneficiary, or is there a fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege? As to...more
Last week the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (the “Law Court”) issued a decision that reversed a determination by the Maine Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists (the “Board”) that a certified geologist had...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that it will file opinions in two civil cases on Friday morning at 10 a.m. The cases and issues presented are...more
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
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
..Australia. Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the boards 16 September 2013 - The national Boards have...more
In this installment we discuss the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Moryl v. Ransone, which addresses the impact on the statute of limitations of filing a medical malpractice claim with the Indiana Department of...more
The trust being a multi-party relationship, it is not always that easy to discern at any given time whom legal counsel is representing, or should be representing, in matters relating to the trust’s creation and...more
Hope DiCampli-Mintz v. County of Santa Clara, et al. -
California Supreme Court (December 6, 2012) -
Government Code section 915(a) establishes the manner of delivery of a claim against the government. It requires that...more
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board brought a settled action on November 13th against three outside auditors whose errors were measured not in substance, but in process. Dale Arnold Hotz, Jyothi Nuthulaganti...more
Current and Proposed Florida Bar Rules Regulating Social Media, the Internet and Face to Face Marketing With Clients: What You Need to Know...more
UPDATED THROUGH September 4, 2012
Harmless Error – Medical Malpractice. Question certified: To avoid a new trial in a civil case, does the beneficiary of the error in the trial court have to show on appeal that it is...more
People use the Internet for countless reasons, ranging from posting thoughts and pictures onto blogs, to keeping up with friends and family, and even maintaining bank accounts and credit card balances. As we go through our...more
Counsel defending serious toxic exposure or personal injury claims are often faced with a determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that the plaintiff is disabled. More importantly, the finding will often...more
Publicado en VLex 16/05/2012
El motivo de este trabajo, es expresar y fundamentar acabadamente el parecer contrario, haciéndonos eco,nada menos, que de la voz de autoridad de la Sala de lo Civil del TS, en distintas...more
In Cervantes v. Health Plan of Nevada, 263 P.3d 261 (Nov. 2011), the plaintiff commenced an action against a managed care organization (MCO) alleging it violated Nevada's quality assurance laws and regulations when MCO...more
It's been known for a while that Minnesota ranks dead last in the nation in the frequency with which its doctors are disciplined by the state licensing board for harming patients. Now we know why.
Three months under the new regulatory regime - how is your business adapting, what should you be thinking about, and what are the responsibilities of your COLP and COFA?
From 3rd January 2012, non-legal persons may now...more
As you know, with the exceptions of physicians, attorneys, and a handful of other professions, professional misconduct (the failure of a licensed professional to meet expected standards of practice) of all other professions,...more
If you believe your care provider has caused serious harm by negligence or malpractice, consult an attorney about legal relief. But that’s using a machete, and sometimes the job requires a butter knife.
If you have a...more
The new regulatory law which tries to prevent criminal business and behaviour by the way of washing black money....more
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