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- Common HIPAA Violations
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is legislation that provides guidelines and practices for the safeguarding of private medical information. Most familiar to the general public is HIPAA’s Title II, which established national standards for the electronic access and transmission of personal health care information.
- Viagra Lawsuits Centralized Into New Multidistrict Litigation
More lawsuits are being filed against Pfizer for their negligence and for allegations that Viagra elevated the risk of Melanoma.
- $17.6 Million Opiate Abuse Verdict
In a stunning verdict that is being hailed as a message to physicians who overprescribe opiate medications, a St. Louis jury awarded $17.6 million in punitive damages to a couple severely affected by opiate abuse.
- Social Security Disability Benefits for Bone Fractures
A broken bone, also known as a bone fracture, can be extremely painful, often requiring a fair amount of time to fully heal. Some fractures heal relatively quickly without any complications, while more severe breaks can be more problematic.
- Is Congress Ready to Revise the Stark Law?
It seems that most physicians do not have a favorable opinion of the physician self-referral provisions, known as the Stark Law. The Stark law is actually three separate provisions that govern self–referral for Medicare and Medicaid patients.
- High Stakes Privacy Breaches – HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms
Since 2013, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its Final Rule implementing revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the potential for business associates to be sanctioned for privacy breaches has been a concern to law firms that regularly handle protected health information (PHI). A recent settlement involving a business associate brings that concern into sharper focus.
- Xarelto Named One of the Most Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs in the U.S.
Using data from the FDA, website HealthGrove was listed as one of fifty of the most dangerous prescription drugs.
- Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $70 Million after Risperdal Verdict
Looking for compensation after claiming that his enlarged breasts were due to Risperdal, the victim won his suit for improper warnings by Johnson & Johnson.
- Importance of Filing Tort Claims Act Notice in New Jersey
The New Jersey Tort Claims Act (“NJTCA”), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1, et seq., provides that “parties suing public entities must comply with strict requirements for notifying and suing those entities.” Feinberg v. N.J. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot., 137 N.J. 126, 134 (1994).
- Injured at a Health Club? Check the Fine Print
Tens of thousands of citizens join health clubs or gyms to stay healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise every week, and many people join a health club to improve their overall health.