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- When is an Abortion Legal?
The decision to end a pregnancy is rarely an easy one. Social issues, health concerns, or a wide array of other factors may be the reason for terminating the pregnancy, but the consequences can be devastating. Making matters worse, legal considerations have so deeply muddied the waters on a woman's right to choose that it is not always clear when one can have an abortion.
- Deadly Medication Error: Who Is Liable?
Any trip to the doctor can be scary, but more so when one faces a medical emergency. Still, most people place an enormous amount of trust in their medical professionals, whether doctors, nurses, or other medical staff. Unfortunately, despite that trust, every year thousands of medical mistakes occur. When they do, the consequences can range from nothing happening to the death of a patient.
- Lack of Healthcare Interoperability Contributes to Medical Mistakes
Recently, a survey was conducted by the West Health Institute with the goal of drawing attention to the pervasive and deadly problem of medical errors and to discuss possible solutions.
- Physician Employment Agreements
Physicians entering into employment with a private medical practice, non-profit hospital, or for-profit hospital, are often required by these employers to sign a written employment agreement or employment contract that outlines the conditions of their business relationship.
- Infant Brain Damage
Damage to the delicate infant brain can have devastating effects on the life of the baby, as well as the lives of those who love and will care for the child throughout their life.
- New Jersey: Patient Safety Issues at Hospitals
Hospitals are big business today, with many actively competing for patients.
- New Jersey Proposes Laws to Prevent Prescription Pain Killer Addiction
According to the New Jersey State Commission on Investigation, an epidemic of opiate addiction is sweeping the country.
- Physicians Investigated by State Medical Board
For a doctor or other practicing health care professional, a complaint that leads to an investigation by the State Board of Medicine can be devastating to your professional career, as well as your personal and financial well being.
- What is an Involuntary Civil Commitment?
Most people are familiar with the concept of a criminal commitment (i.e. a prison or jail sentence). But not everyone has heard of the concept of an involuntary civil commitment. So, what is this, how does it fit into the American legal structure, and when is it used?
- How Disability Attorneys Handle Social Security Claims
While every disability law firm handles cases slightly differently, there are many similarities between the firms. Here is an overview of how a disability attorney handles Social Security claims.