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Recent Arizona appellate decisions of note to providers

by Snell & Wilmer on

With change, breaking news, and uncertainty dominating the legal concerns of health care providers on a federal level, it remains important to review and refresh on state-level concerns and legal rules. This is especially...more

POD Update: Physician Investor of Physician-Owned Distributor Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 9, 2017, a physician was sentenced in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan to 19 years, 7 months in prison for his role in criminal health care fraud totaling $2.8 million. The settlement has some...more

Ninth Circuit Upholds Felony Conviction of Urologist, Under FDCA, for Reusing Single-Use Needle Guides During Prostate Biopsies...

by Snell & Wilmer on

In 2014, Las Vegas urologist, Dr. Michael Kaplan, was convicted by a federal jury for reusing single-use plastic needle guides during prostate biopsies. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit adulteration in violation of...more

Health Alert (Australia) - February 8, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: South Australia 28 January 2016 - Inquest into the death of Ebony Simone Napier The South Australian Coroner has...more

Catching up on developments posted on the blog

Some quick updates on stories I have been following: SENTENCING FOR DEADLY PAIN-MEDS DOC: An Orange County, CA., physician has been sentenced to 30 years to life imprisonment. She was convicted of murder for her...more

Regulatory Risk Update: Tougher penalties for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences proposed

by DLA Piper on

On 13 November 2014, the Sentencing Council opened its 14 week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will mean that large...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 15, 2014

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgements: New South Wales (NSW)- 9 September 2014 - Appleton v Norris [2014] NSWCA 311 - In August 2013, Ms Appleton...more

Treating chronic pain can be risky for physicians

by Snell & Wilmer on

Opioids are the mostprescribed class of prescription medications in the United States. Physicians are the legal gatekeepers for prescription medications to treat chronic pain. Over the last 10 years, prescriptions for opioid...more

Legal issues in Obstetrics

by Vasco Coelho on

Legal issues regarding Obstetrics - a view in current court decisions...more

Negligent Neurosurgeon Gets 7 years in Prison

by Bertram Amell, PLLC on

A Brisbane, Australia court has convicted a surgeon, Dr. Jayant Patel, of three counts of manslaughter and sentenced him to seven years in prison after finding he performed multiple reckless surgeries on Australian patients....more

Las Vegas' Medical Mafia

by Robert Kraft on

CNNMoney.com has an alarming article about alleged legal and medical fraud in Las Vegas. This kind of story gives all lawyers a black eye, and I wish the State Bars in every state would crack down on illegal and unethical...more

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