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- Operating Agreements for California Surgery Centers
In this article, I explain the basic negotiation points in an Operating Agreement for a California ambulatory surgery center (ASC). I focus mainly on control and on exit (buy-sell).
- Landmark Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Decision
A landmark decision by the 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals has declared that laws based on a series of court decisions, which have been protecting cruise ships from medical malpractice lawsuits for over 100 years, are outdated and no longer applicable.
- Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury
A Kentucky woman whose son was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy has been awarded an $18.3 million settlement by a jury.
- California Lawyers Weigh Lawsuits for Spread of the Measles Virus, Negligent Endangerment
California legislators plan to introduce a bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption which allows California parents to refuse to vaccinate their children. Two U.S. senators also want to eliminate the religious exemption. Whether either change is enacted, daycare facilities who fail to protect others from unvaccinated children and parents who fail to vaccinate their children risk liability for any injuries or deaths caused by their child’s spread of the highly contagious measles virus.
- Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Address Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a national crisis, killing more than 200,000 people each year by some estimates.
- Another Drug on the Market with Undisclosed Side Effects
Since the time we were children, we have heard that medications will make all of our problems go away. After years of testing, and product consumption, people are now starting to realize that there are unwanted side effects for almost every medication out on the market today.
- Disability Benefits for Fibromyalgia: Why you Might Need it
Living with Fibromyalgia is no walk in the park for anybody, but there is help for it if you know where to look. Getting disability benefits for Fibromyalgia is possible, but first you have to understand the disease. Talking to your doctor is a great place to get the answers you seek, but you can still do your own homework. When all is said and done, you ultimately need to know why you might need help with this sometimes debilitating ailment.
- Is ASC Litigation on the Rise?
In this article we will take a look at the current climate for free-standing, independently-owned physician surgery centers predominately in New Jersey, but affecting many areas of the country, and why it may be the harbinger for increased litigation to come. We’ll highlight a few of the recurring legal issues which tend to arise and take a look at some of the more common and fertile areas for litigation.
- Aetna Disability Benefit Denial Overturned by Court Due to Flawed Vocational Assessment Report
An Arkansas Court recently overturned an Aetna denial of long term disability benefits because Aetna relied on a flawed vocational assessment report which listed jobs that the claimant was not actually qualified to perform.
- New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain
Testosterone has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including stroke and heart attack, and now a new study has found that the use of testosterone in certain men may have a negative impact on the brain.