Professional Malpractice - Other. Legal news and articles for April 15 - 19, 2017

Governor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limitsGovernor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limitsGibson Dunn Can't Nix DQ In McDermott Malpractice CaseLegal Malpractice Suit Tossed Over 'Nonsense' ArgumentsAs Auditing Evolves, New Litigation Threats EmergeHospitals in constant violation of mandatory labour lawsGuest opinion: Will Congress punish or protect patients?Ravenel retires after nearly 50 years of practicing law25 bills identified as a priority by ScheerFor This Practice, Following HIPAA is Complicated and MessyReal Malpractice Reform: Investing in Patient SafetyNM loosens its grip on the lawyer supply lineBills stir debate over medical malpracticeMore than 75% of all schools in Karnataka are government schools where education is altogether free.Picture for ...GOP Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win

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NAM Voted #1 ADR Firm in the US – for the 2nd Year in a Row, NAM Mediators Voted #1, 2 and 3 in the US – Sweep ...
Business Wire (press release)March 27, 2017

As well as being recognized as the top alternative dispute resolution provider in the United States for three of the last four years, NAM was ranked the #1 ADR firm by the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the last six years with 9 ...more »

Tuomey hospital's legal malpractice lawsuit against Nexsen Pruet moved to Sumter
The StateApril 3, 2017

A legal malpractice lawsuit accusing a major Columbia law firm of causing the destruction of one of South Carolina's most prominent, locally owned hospitals must be tried in Sumter County – not in the federal courts. “There is little governmental ...more »

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Governor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limits
Radio IowaApril 19, 2017

“Based on the information and the statistics that I've received, I do not necessarily believe that the passage of this bill will actually lead to lower medical malpractice premiums,” Wolfe said last week. “….But I've been informed by medical ...more »

Governor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limits
Radio IowaApril 19, 2017

“Based on the information and the statistics that I've received, I do not necessarily believe that the passage of this bill will actually lead to lower medical malpractice premiums,” Wolfe said last week. “….But I've been informed by medical ...more »

Gibson Dunn Can't Nix DQ In McDermott Malpractice Case
Law360 (subscription)April 19, 2017

Law360, Los Angeles (April 19, 2017, 12:08 AM EDT) -- Gibson Dunn can't represent McDermott Will & Emery LLP in legal malpractice litigation over allegedly helping one sibling wrest control of $50 million from other heirs to Allergan Inc.'s founder, a ...more »

Legal Malpractice Suit Tossed Over 'Nonsense' Arguments
Law360 (subscription)April 18, 2017

Certified public accountant Justin C. Tolton filed suit in October against Payne & Fears and two current and one former attorney with the law firm. His complaint alleges 11 causes of action, including breach of written contract, professional negligence ...more »

As Auditing Evolves, New Litigation Threats Emerge
Bloomberg BNAApril 18, 2017

As succinctly stated by the Center for Audit Quality in its August 15, 2016 letter commenting on the proposal, “an auditor can be liable under the federal securities law for the statements it makes in the auditor's report, and enhanced auditor ...more »

Hospitals in constant violation of mandatory labour laws
International Law Office (registration)April 18, 2017

Two out of three say that they feel physically and emotionally exhausted. Patients also suffer, as professional malpractice results from overwork. Malpractice stemming from overwork is generally acknowledged, despite there being no reliable data on ...more »

Guest opinion: Will Congress punish or protect patients?
Billings GazetteApril 18, 2017

... that is what would happen without your knowledge or consent. Under H.R.1215, a benevolent-sounding bill titled: “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” and Title V of H.R. 277: “Reforming Medical Liability Law,” patients would surrender even more ...more »

Ravenel retires after nearly 50 years of practicing law
The StateApril 17, 2017

Ravenel's practice focused on complex civil litigation in the areas of products liability, professional malpractice, and construction defects. In recognition of his law practice accomplishments, Ravenel was named a Fellow of the American College of ...more »

25 bills identified as a priority by Scheer
Norfolk Daily NewsApril 17, 2017

Joni Craighead of Omaha, would add real estate to a list of professions bearing a statute of limitation for professional malpractice of two years. Business and Labor. LB172, introduced by Sen. Joni Albrecht of Thurston, would clarify language in ...more »

For This Practice, Following HIPAA is Complicated and Messy
Diagnostic ImagingApril 17, 2017

What if the patient's parents were going through a nasty divorce and a HIPAA complaint to one parent's choice of pediatrician's office was just the fodder the other parent needed to inflict legal pain? After a decade ... There are the domestic abuse ...more »

Real Malpractice Reform: Investing in Patient Safety
New York TimesApril 17, 2017

Their hypothesis was straightforward: Patient Safety Indicators are a reasonable measure of safety; poor safety makes medical errors more likely; and medical errors lead to malpractice claims. ... Bernard Black, one of the authors of the study and a ...more »

NM loosens its grip on the lawyer supply line
Albuquerque JournalApril 17, 2017

That means the Supreme Court serves the public interest as a governmental agency while simultaneously promoting the private interests of lawyers. Consumers of legal services, a category that includes many if not most business owners, might wonder if ...more »

Bills stir debate over medical malpractice
Daily CometApril 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- A pair of bills calling for an increase in the $500,000 cap on economic damages for medical malpractice has prompted lawmakers to consider broader changes in state laws. The House Civil Law and Procedure Committee voted Thursday to ...more »

More than 75% of all schools in Karnataka are government schools where education is altogether free.Picture for ...
Deccan ChronicleApril 15, 2017

School education in Karnataka makes more noise than all the professional education combined! School education is a concurrent subject under our Constitution. Therefore, both the Centre and the States have the authority to make laws concerning it; the ...more »

GOP Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win
New York TimesApril 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Low-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices under a bill drafted by House Republicans as part of their plan to replace ...more »

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