Legal & Regulatory

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Legal Update: No. 1 HIPAA Privacy Risk? Snooping Staff

Employees peeking at patients' medical records far from uncommon.

Posted 09/09/16 | LaniM.Dornfeld, JD | Post a comment

$22 Million Suit: 2 Dropped Instruments Left Patient Paralyzed

The tools reportedly landed on the patient's spinal cord during surgery to relive a pinched nerve.

Posted 08/23/16 | Post a comment

Were Doctors Instructed to Go Light on Sedatives and Pain Meds to Move Patients Along?

Fired anesthesiologist says his patient safety concerns were met with retaliation, according to his lawsuit.

Posted 07/29/16 | 1 comment

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

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