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California Court Of Appeal Issues A Utilization Review Determination To Watch

The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal issued its determination in a dispute over utilization review in its opinion of January 5, 2016, Kirk King et al. v. CompPartners, Inc. et al, 2016 S. O. S. In...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 7, 2015

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In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpt from Judgments Australia. High Court 2 September 2015 - AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd AstraZeneca AB v Watson...more

Health Alert (Australia) - August 11, 2014

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: Western Australia (WA) - 4 August 2014 - Frew v Donate Life (N.M.A.H.S.) [2014] WADC 96 - Workers' compensation - appeal...more

The Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice Awards on the Geographic Distribution of Physicians

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This study examines the impact of State legislation that caps damage awards in malpractice cases on decisions of physicians about where to practice medicine. Twenty-four States now have laws that limit damage payments in...more

THE ROLE OF THE LEGAL NURSE IN CIVIL CASES: WITH A CASE EXAMPLE

by Paul Parks on

This article explains the role of the often overlooked and underused resource of the legal nurse, who can crystallize any medical-legal related issues. A case example is used to show how attorney's can benefit from this...more

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

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This article discusses how employers such as Hospitals can be vicariously liable for the torts of their employees, particularly doctors, nurses and other ancillary services that are committed during the course of employment....more

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