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|Standard of Review in Discipline Matter|
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015 A paramedic was disciplined by a Discipline Committee of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics for failing to administer a 12-lead ECG test to a patient, used to identify whether a patient is having a heart attack, and thus failing to follow proper protocol. The Discipline Committee concluded that...
|Professional Regulatory Training: A Commitment to Excellence|
James Casey; Field Law;
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015 Professional regulatory organizations are committed to the ongoing professional development of their members. Equally, professional regulatory organizations should be committed to the ongoing professional development of their regulatory committees and administrators. The reasons are self-evident:...
Leah McDaniel; Field Law;
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015 Clark v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (Complaints Inquiry Committee), 2015 ABCA 271, concluding that an appeal of disciplinary findings to the Court of Appeal should not be restored after it was deemed abandoned for significant delay.
|Vaginal Mesh Complication Risk: 1 in 30|
Waters Kraus LLP;
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 5, 2015Patients of "low-volume" surgeons 37% more likely to need follow-up surgery than women treated by surgeons who routinely perform mesh procedures
|What are Punitive Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases?|
Brian D. Barr, Brittney Blakeney, Amy L. Houck, Arthur Korth, Amy E. Rudley; Cooper Levenson, P.A.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015Your medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey could result in three types of damages.
|Signed “Consent for Treatment” Forms Successful in Defense of Hospital Vicarious Liability Claims|
Edward Wagner; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Third Quarter 2015Many hospital emergency rooms utilize independent groups to staff and provide physician care services to the patients who seek care and assistance at their centers. This arrangement is typically based on a contract entered into by the hospital with the independent group. The contract usually...
|Massachusetts Legislature Takes Action on Opioid Crisis|
Julie Cox, Sasha Dudding; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015Amid a recent surge in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts, with over 1,200 accidental deadly overdoses last year, the Senate passed legislation on Thursday, October 1, that is designed to fight the epidemic on various fronts. The bill’s measures include verbally screening public school...
|Judge Makes Decisions in Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Test Case|
Waters Kraus LLP;
October 7, 2015, previously published on September 29, 2015The first bellwether case is underway in the federal MDL involving metal-on-metal hip replacements manufactured by Wright Medical Technology Inc. Hundreds of federal metal hip lawsuits from around the country have been consolidated in Georgia before U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey Jr. The...
|The Takeaway from Joint Ventures and Florida Licensure: Follow the Rules|
Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires and issues licenses for entities and individuals to qualify to construct improvements to real property in Florida. There are licenses for Certified General Contractors, electricians, plumbers, roofers and many other trades.
|Physician Contract Checklist|
Kim Stanger; Holland Hart LLP;
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015A good contract with an employed or contracted physician may help you avoid regulatory violations and future disputes. The following is a brief overview of some terms that you may want to consider in your personal services agreements with physicians and other practitioners.