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HTMLFacilitation-Arbitration Approach Nets $8m for Cancer Fraud Claims
Douglas Levy; Sullivan Ward Asher Patton P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2017, previously published on December 23, 2016
In July 2015, an oncologist accused of giving more than 500 patients unnecessary treatments some of which led to fatalities received justice on the criminal side.


HTMLInformed Consent for Surgery: Does a Surgeon’s Experience Level Matter?
John Hoelzer; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on Fourth Quarter 2016
If a surgeon fails to tell his patient about the material risks of a procedure, thereby causing the patient to consent to treatment that the patient otherwise would not have consented to, then the surgeon could be accused of malpractice in the event that the patient is injured. In such a situation,...


HTMLRead the Order Before You Sign It
Benjamin D. Byrd; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 2016
The recent case of Lopez-Rosario v. Habib, 785 S.E.2d 214 (2016), demonstrates the sometimes devastating consequences of an Order that does not fully reflect what transpired at a hearing. In 2010, the parents of Ms. Lopez-Rosario, an adult, petitioned the Loudoun County Circuit Court to be...


HTMLIllinois Passes Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act
Michael E. Zidek; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
On Friday, August 21, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 099-0430, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act, which permits a resident of a nursing home and her family members to place video and/or audio recording devices in the...


HTMLHow to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
Sadie Alyn Horner, Amanda Marie Payton, Jeffrey H. Rasansky; Rasansky Law Firm;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2016
If your child has suffered a birth injury which caused cerebral palsy, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital.


HTMLIn Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff’s Certificate of Qualified Expert and Report Were Legally Sufficient, and Thus, Trial Court Erred by Dismissing Complaint
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Powell v. Wurm, Slip Op., No. 0782 (Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Jan. 29, 2015), the Court examined the sufficiency of the medical malpractice Plaintiff’s certificate and report of qualified expert, which is a threshold requirement connected with filing a medical malpractice action...


HTMLHeart Drug Brilinta Increases Risk of Blood Loss
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca released the results of its 21,000-patient study for its new flagship heart drug Brilinta March 16 to mixed reviews after the risk of excessive bleeding became apparent, according to Reuters.


HTMLCalcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predictor of Heart Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
A new study found the calcium buildup in arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may better indicate the patient's risk of heart disease compared to traditional measures, according to Health Canal.


HTMLGestational Diabetes Increases the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Scientists from Yale University school of Medicine found infants who were exposed to gestational diabetes were six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than unexposed children.


HTMLSmile Magic Dental Clinics Settle Texas Medicaid Fraud Allegations for $4.5 Million
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Four dental clinics of the Texas Smile Magic chain have agreed to settle Medicaid fraud charges for a total of $4.5 million. The four clinics that will pay the record-setting settlement include: Smile Magic of Denton, PLLC; Smile Magic of Lewisville, PLLC; Smile Magic of Garland, PLLC; and Smile...


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