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Audit raises concerns about nursing home staffing levels.

A recent audit (report here) by the Pennsylvania Auditor General raises serious concerns about nursing home operation in Pennsylvania. The audit covered the period of January 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. 245 more words

Nursing Home Abuse

Medical Malpractice Verdicts at 15 Year Low

There were 101 medical malpractice jury verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2015. Seventy-nine of these verdicts were defense verdicts. The number of medical malpractice verdicts is a fifteen year low. 106 more words

Tort Reform

Ohio Woman Wins $21 Million Judgement in Domestic Violence Suit

An elementary school teacher in Ohio was awarded $1,580,000 in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit against her abusive ex-husband. 206 more words

Is your doctor making money off of unnecessary surgical implants?

The Senate Finance Committee issued a recent report on Physician Owned Distributorships (“POD”s) and their impact on patient care. PODs are

physician-owned entities that derive revenue from selling, or arranging for the sale of, implantable medical devices ordered by their physician-owners for use in procedures the physician-owners perform on their own patients at hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. 237 more words

Tort Reform

The Looming Attack on Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases

The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri.  A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolve the issue. 1,293 more words

Missouri Law

Hospital Shield Laws

Hospital Investigations and Confidentiality

By law, hospitals are required to conduct investigations when errors are committed.  The purpose is to “reduce morbidity and mortality and for the improvement of the care of patients provided in the institutions.”  (ARS section 36-445.) 469 more words

Arizona

One Small Cut for Health Care Costs

The ACA, or Obamacare, does nothing to reduce the cost of health care or even stem the cost increases.  It’s a numbers game to get more people with policies, even if they can’t afford to use those policies when they get sick because of high deductibles and copays.  477 more words