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When do healthcare defendants want to be accused of malpractice?

Most injury or wrongful death cases against hospitals, health care facilities, and health care practitioners are governed by the procedures in Fla. Stat. 766, also known as the Medical Malpractice Act. This Act itself is...more

The Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations in 2015

The Emergency Care Research Institute, (ECRI) Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has issued its 2015 “top 10 list” of safety concerns for multiple healthcare settings, such as hospitals, ambulatory care centers, doctor’s...more

HIPAA Violation Results in $1.44M Jury Verdict Against Walgreens, Pharmacist

by BakerHostetler on

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

Paul vs. Providence Health System-Oregon

Appellants' Opening Brief Oregon Court of Appeals

by David Sugerman on

Providence Health System's employee took unencrypted computerized medical records on some 350,000 patients to his home left them overnight in a car. A car prowler stole the tapes. Oregon patients filed a class action...more

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