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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
To estimate the national incidence of adverse events for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries, assess the preventability of such events, and estimate associated costs to Medicare.
The term “adverse event” describes…more
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
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.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: THIS DOCUMENT COVERS PEOPLE WITH HIV-WHO HAVE SPECIAL RIGHTS THEY SHOULD BE AWARE OF…more
HOW TO USE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT…more
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