Paul Parks – Parks Medical-Legal Consulting

BENZENE EXPOSURE

Benzene is absorbed rapidly and extensively after inhalation and ingestion. It is absorbed less extensively through intact skin; however, percutaneous absorption may contribute to total body burden…more

| Health, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Worker’s...

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) Asbestos Toxicity

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid in…more

| Construction Law, Health, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Worker’s...

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

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 highly…more

| Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection, Health, Professional Malpractice,...

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

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

| Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection, Health, Professional Malpractice,...

ETHICAL RESPONCIBILITIES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS & FIRST RESPONDERS

With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,…more

| Consumer Protection, Health, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice,...

Proper Charting for Advanced Directives

This document covers the basics principles of the durable power of attorney or living will as well as explanations of various types of documents that will describe the type of medical treatments or life-sustaining treatments you…more

| Health, Personal Injury

HOW TO INCREASE PATIENT SAFETY WITH TECHNOLOGY

A recent report from Quality of Health Care in America puts to light the deviation between what is known to be good care in the hospital environment and the care that is actually received. This deviation in care is described as…more

| Consumer Protection, Education, Health, Personal Injury, Professional...

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE PATIENT THREATENS TO SUE

It’s no secret among the medical community that there are patients whose only purpose is to find fault with everything the physician, nurse and health care team are doing. These patients are rarely seriously ill but want to make…more

| Consumer Protection, Education, Health, Personal Injury, Professional...

HOSPITAL REPORTING OF DEATHS BY RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION §

The Patients’ Rights CoP establishes, among other things, a reporting requirement for all hospital deaths associated with the use of restraint or seclusion for behavior management (42 CFR § 482.13(f)(7)). The term restraint…more

| Criminal Law, Education, Health, Personal Injury

ADVERSE EVENTS IN HOSPITALS: MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

To estimate the national incidence of adverse events for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries, assess the preventability of such events, and estimate associated costs to Medicare. BACKGROUND The term “adverse event” describes…more

| Education, Health, Personal Injury

WHAT IS THE HILL-BURTON ACT?

THIS DOCUMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE HILL-BURTON ACT:In 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization. In return, they…more

| Civil Rights, Education, Health

WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHT UNDER TITLE IV?

THIS DOCUMENT COVERS PATIENTS RIGHT UNDER TITLE 9-Title IV specifies conditions for group health plans regarding coverage of persons with pre-existing conditions, and modifies continuation of coverage requirements. …more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health, Privacy

YOUR RIGHTS AS A PERSON WITH HIV

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: THIS DOCUMENT COVERS PEOPLE WITH HIV-WHO HAVE SPECIAL RIGHTS THEY SHOULD BE AWARE OF…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health, Privacy

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