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A new study suggests limiting the work hours of resident physicians does not lead to patient death. In fact, mortality declined during the study period even though patients may have received fewer hours of care....more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s (CCRMC) motion to dismiss regarding an alleged violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act...more
No. In every state, your health care provider must provide you with a copy of your medical records if you ask for them....more
A health insurance company rolled the dice with a Las Vegas jury and lost more than half a billion dollars....more
The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) has issued a final rule (“HRSA Rule”) that will eliminate duplicative federal reporting requirements of provider sanctions and other adverse actions taken against...more
In its recent decision in Peloquin v. Haven Health Ctr. of Greenville, 2013 R.I. LEXIS 9 (R.I. Jan. 14, 2013), the Supreme Court of Rhode Island had occasion to consider the validity of a self-insured retention in a...more
Originally published in Arizona Attorney - December 2012.
October 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Arizona Supreme Court’s opinion in Broemmer v. Abortion Services of Phoenix, Ltd. In the two decades since...more
HC58 - Setting down for trial in medical negligence actions
Direction pursuant to Order 36 Rule 2 (c) of the Rules of the Superior Courts
With effect from this 20th day of November 2012 proceedings in respect of any claim...more
In this medical malpractice action, defendant-respondent hospital, skillfully represented by Aryeh Klonsky and Esther Widowski of Widowski Law Group LLP, moved for summary judgment to dismiss the patient plaintiff's case. ...more
An August 7, 2012 decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned three judgments totaling almost $12 million in damages previously awarded against New Jersey drug manufacturer Hoffman–La Roche, Inc. for injuries...more
Health care costs in Texas did not drop after passage of a 2003 constitutional amendment limiting medical malpractice awards, despite promises made to voters by tort reform supporters....more
Connecticut Supreme Court finds no duty to third party pedestrian based on alleged malpractice of physician in failing to warn patient of driving risks associated with hepatic encephalopathy....more
UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Medical Malpractice – Harmless Error. 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
On May 21, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that a malpractice settlement paid to the family of a deceased Medicare beneficiary did not constitute a “primary plan” for purposes of the...more
The investigation was one James Goldberg never wanted to undertake.
Six years ago, Goldberg’s son Joshua, then 23, was living in Thailand, studying to become a Buddhist monk. When Joshua mysteriously lost feeling in his...more
This article discusses the anatomy of a medical malpractice case in New Jersey from investigation through jury verdict. The New Jersey Court Rules are modeled on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Both of these...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
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
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
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
On Thursday, March 22, 2012, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act, a bill originally introduced by Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA), which if passed into law will cap...more
I wrote this article for attorneys. It illustrates the need for medical assessment in complex cases of personal injury. The setting was altered enough to protect identities in this high profile, multi-million dollar case. I...more
Oftentimes, physicians are employed by more than one medical institution. This can make it difficult establish liability for negligent treatment in medical malpractice cases, since it is sometimes difficult to prove which...more
The health care debate is heating up in Florida as the state’s highest court weighs the constitutionality of a law that places caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The case, known as McCall v....more
The failure to diagnose or properly treat prostate cancer in Ohio may lead to compensation. Contact Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers to learn if you are entitled to file a claim....more
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