Professional Malpractice - Other. Legal news and articles for April 13 - 17, 2017

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 WinKen Garten: Big money wins again with 'expert witness' lawIs the blended retirement's lump-sum feature fair?Stroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over TransferStroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over TransferMichael GeorgeWhy the human touch matters when buying insuranceIs Congress protecting or punishing access to safe health care?

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The 'Noseworthy' Doctrine in Medical Malpractice Actions
New York Law Journal (registration)April 4, 2017

The latter formulation is of particular relevance to medical malpractice actions, and in many such actions the charge may be inappropriate because the decedent, even if he or she had survived, would not have been in a position to provide any relevant ...more »

Attorneys – Legal malpractice
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyApril 5, 2017

Where a defendant law firm and a codefendant attorney have moved to dismiss a plaintiff's legal malpractice complaint, the motion must be denied because the complaint does not fail to allege facts plausibly proving the elements of causation and injury.more »

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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 »

Ken Garten: Big money wins again with 'expert witness' law
Waynesville Daily GuideApril 15, 2017

In the continuing political battle over the legal rights and procedures that apply to citizens and businesses seeking their day in court after suffering a loss, damage or injury they attribute to an actionable claim, our state legislature recently ...more »

Is the blended retirement's lump-sum feature fair?
Pensacola News JournalApril 15, 2017

More Philpott:Service chiefs call out 'professional malpractice'. Lump-sum buyouts of ... So, the final compromise that became law allows lump-sum offerings for accepting a 50 percent and a 25 percent cut in retired pay until age 67. ADDITIONAL ...more »

Stroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over Transfer
Law360 (subscription)April 14, 2017

... for an emergency room physician accused by a stroke patient of failing to transfer her to another facility to receive medication, ruling a jury instruction pertaining to when a medical professional should refer a patient to a specialist wasn't ...more »

Stroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over Transfer
Law360 (subscription)April 14, 2017

... for an emergency room physician accused by a stroke patient of failing to transfer her to another facility to receive medication, ruling a jury instruction pertaining to when a medical professional should refer a patient to a specialist wasn't ...more »

Michael George
The National Law ReviewApril 14, 2017

Mike is a trial lawyer whose current practice is focused on medical malpractice, as well as general business and liability litigation. He has represented health care organizations, institutions, and professionals in disputes involving technical and ...more »

Why the human touch matters when buying insurance
PropertyCasualty360April 13, 2017

In the P2P scenario, may the second “peer,” who has followed the first peer's advice to pool their insurance purchase, sue the first peer, who is not a licensed insurance professional, for malpractice? Can both peers sue the broker through whom they ...more »

Is Congress protecting or punishing access to safe health care?
The MissoulianApril 13, 2017

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 rights than they have already have under state law. Under the ...more »

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