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California Pits Doctors Against Lawyers with Malpractice Bills

October 16, 2014 – 1:56 PM |
Medical Law

By April Dembosky, KQED

Troy and Alana Pack had spent the day at their neighborhood Halloween party in Danville. Ten-year-old Troy went as a baseball player, and …

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests

October 15, 2014 – 3:00 PM | One Comment
medical malpractice

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests, a practice known as “defensive …

Doctors Want Courts To Reconsider Florida Gun Law

September 3, 2014 – 11:35 AM | 19 Comments
doctor guns

By Brad Broker
In their defense of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has managed to strip physicians of their First Amendment rights.
That’s the …

Next Abortion Battle: Courts vs. Hospital Admitting Privilege Laws

August 8, 2014 – 1:16 PM |
hospital abortion

By Julie Rovner

Even if you’re trying, it’s tough to keep score on what’s happening with various lawsuits challenging some state abortion laws.
States led by anti-abortion governors …

Physicians At Risk Of Losing Rights To Recover Reimbursements

August 8, 2014 – 10:06 AM |
doctor money

By Justin C. Linder, Esq.
Recent New Jersey federal court rulings warn that providers may lose their legal rights to recover reimbursements under the Employee Retirement …

Judge Says Mom Can Choose To Block Dad From Delivery Room

March 12, 2014 – 7:27 PM |
baby

By Alan Lyndon
A New Jersey court has ruled that a woman about to give birth has control of the delivery room and can choose to …