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Federation of State Medical Boards to Vote on Telemedicine Policy

The March 20th edition of Modern Healthcare reports on a “patient centered telemedicine policy” to be voted on by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). I’ve attached links to both the article and to the FSMB model...more

Redressing Medical Malpractice Injuries

When you head to a hospital, doctor’s office, or operating room, you expect to get flawless assistance from an expert in the field of healthcare. As medical patients, we are often quick to place complete trust in the hands of...more

Court Invalidates Exception to Tolling Provision for Medical Malpractice Cases Brought by Minors

In Schroeder v. Weighall, 2014 WL 172665 (Wa., Jan. 16, 2014), the Washington Supreme Court invalidated another portion of Washington’s medical malpractice reform legislation. Specifically, the court invalidated RCW...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Five Civil Cases This Week

The civil portion of the Illinois Supreme Court’s argument docket for the January term begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Court’s temporary courtroom on the 18th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N....more

Benevolent Gesture Law Doesn’t Bar Malpractice Suits

Sometimes an apology is all it takes to mend fences ? at least the state of Pennsylvania hopes this is the case for healthcare providers who own up to their negligent actions. Recently, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill...more

NPDB Guidebook revision would clarify investigation reporting issues

Physicians always have been justifiably concerned about reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) regarding malpractice payments and adverse peer review actions. Two areas of frequent uncertainty have...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 14 October 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Judgments: JUDGMENTS - Commonwealth - 8 October 2013 - Faye Mason v Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 30 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Legislation: Commonwealth - 16 September 2013 - Health insurance (botulinum toxin for urinary incontinence due to...more

Preparing a Hospital or Health System for Sale or Partnership Transactions – Part One

The consolidation trend in hospital and health systems continues. To address perceived inefficiencies and quality of care issues, hospitals are attempting to form larger enterprises to create scale, expand geographically,...more

Prescription Drug Errors: When Medical Care Becomes Dangerous

Health care providers are people we trust to solve our medical problems and to always put our best interest first. We have confidence that our doctors, nurses and pharmacists will provide the medications we need, often...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - September 2013

In This Issue: - Introduction - The Facts About Drug Therapy - Spinal Injections Don't Measure Up - Surgery as a Last Resort - Watchful Waiting Can Be Your Friend - Introduction: Back pain is...more

Ignore Social Media at Your Own Risk

There’s no question that the advent of social media has changed the way we communicate. However, the use of social media raises a number of legal issues and potential liabilities of which every organization should be...more

Patient Rights Suffer Setback With Failure of Lavern’s Law

Patient Rights Suffer Setback With Failure of Lavern’s Law The recent failure in Albany of a measure known as “Lavern’s Law” means that New York remains one of only six states without a “date of discovery rule” for medical...more

Florida High Court to Clarify Apportionment of Joint Proposals for Settlement

On May 3, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court accepted for review two cases involving the apportionment of joint proposals for settlement: Arnold v. Audiffred,98 So. 3d 746 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012) (Fla. Sup. Ct. Case No.: SC12-2377)...more

How To Recognize OB-GYN Malpractice

Women rely on their obstetrician/gynecologist (OB-GYN) for a variety of medical needs — everything from delivering babies to regular checkups. The field of obstetrics and gynecology is a highly demanding and specialized...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 24 June 2013

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and, Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales - 14 June 2013 - King v Western Sydney Local Health Network [2013] NSWCA 162 - The appellant developed...more

Medical Malpractice Update - Spring 2013

I. 2013 Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation - In less than a month, the way medical malpractice cases are handled in Florida will change significantly....more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - May 2013

In This Issue: - When Hospital Errors Follow You Home, and Into Your Soul - What Survivors of Patient Harm Can Expect - Hurting the Healing Process - Learn More About Your Rights and How to Reduce the Harms of...more

Medical Malpractice and New York Public Hospitals

New York City has the largest municipal public health care system in the country, with 11 city hospitals offering more than 7,000 beds and serving 1.4 million New Yorkers every year. According to the New York City Health and...more

Scripts - April 2013

In This Issue: - Key Provisions In the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules and What They Mean for You - NLRB and EEOC May Target Employer Efforts to Keep Employees Quiet During Internal Investigations -...more

Medical Problems Improbably Lead To Homicide

Patients who are unhappy with the outcome of their medical treatment often feel angry, frustrated, and betrayed by their doctor. They may blame the doctor for creating unrealistic expectations about the treatment, or feel...more

Medical Malpractice Litigation [Video]

Returning faculty member Gerald Oginski presents an updated program about Medical Malpractice Litigation for the non-personal injury attorney. Attorney Oginski explains how an attorney should respond to different medical...more

Lawsuit Prompts DC Hospital to Change Policy to Improve Patient Safety

The Washington Hospital Center has agreed to change the way that patients are admitted for brain imaging procedures, in response to a lawsuit by a brain-injured patient whose family says she was left without a doctor for...more

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