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|When Less Is More: The Pitfalls of Saying Too Much in Professional Contracts|
Eric G. Cheng; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015Design and other professionals often incorporate their practices in an effort to avoid individual liability. They also add well-crafted limitations of liability and indemnification clauses in their form services contracts to avoid responsibility for problems that arise in the execution of the...
|Dual Mobility Revision Surgery Studied for Failed Metal-on-Metal Hip Systems|
Waters Kraus LLP;
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015Orthopedic surgeons are keen to learn what type of revision surgery is best for patients who are suffering injuries caused by defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. Many metal-on-metal hip implants have been recalled due to the high number of complications patients and their doctors have...
|Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal MDL|
Waters Kraus LLP;
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015Power morcellator lawsuits filed in federal court against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred the Ethicon lawsuits to the federal district court for the District of...
|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...
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.
|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:...
|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...