Legal & Regulatory

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Feds Finally Freeing Funds for Meningitis Outbreak Victims

The Department of Justice will distribute $40 million — those who suffered "catastrophic injuries" are eligible to receive a maximum of $50,000.

Posted 07/13/16 | 1 comment

Legal Update: Manage Your Facility's Vicarious Liability Risk

You could be liable for the negligence of your independent contractors.

Posted 07/12/16 | Keith J. Roberts, JD | Post a comment

Anesthesia Group Must Pay Up After Patient Bleeds Out in Recovery

A hernia repair patient suffered from internal bleeding in PACU for more than 2 hours before undergoing emergency surgery.

Posted 06/28/16 | 8 comments

Suit: Pedicle Screw Left in Patient's Body for 2 Days After Surgery

The patient claims that retained device left her with femoral nerve damage and the need to use a wheelchair.

Posted 06/06/16 | Post a comment

San Diego Hospital Sued Over Secret Videos of Exposed Female Patients

The videos came to light as a result of alleged effort to foil drug diversion.

Posted 06/01/16 | 1 comment

California Out-of-Network ASCs Granted $9.5 Million Settlement in United Healthcare Underpayment Case

The 6-year-long lawsuit alleged that United Healthcare shorted the out-of-network ASCs millions.

Posted 05/18/16 | Post a comment

Joan Rivers's Docs Accept Blame, Agree to Pay "Substantial" Amount

Anesthesiologist's notes detailed the chaotic series of events that preceded Ms. Rivers's death.

Posted 05/13/16 | Post a comment

Legal Update: Mini Surgical Construction Boom Ahead?

Physician-owned hospitals might soon be able to add more beds.

Posted 05/06/16 | John F. Williams III, JD | Post a comment

5 Patients Sue Surgeon Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Them

The Calif. physician has pled not guilty to the charges and is in jail in lieu of $3M bail.

Posted 04/18/16 | 4 comments

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