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Mar 14, 2019

Medical Malpractice “Crisis” Back in the News

In January 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules Committee proposed a rule change to allow medical malpractice plaintiffs to file suit in any county where the defendant regularly did business.  This proposed change would do away with the present rule requiring injured patients to file their claims only in the county where the alleged negligence occurred.» Read More

Sep 25, 2018

IMPAIRED PHYSICIANS – Health Care Counsel Can Help Navigate the Rough Waters

Physicians participating in or considering enrollment in an “impaired physician program” which in New York is the Committee for Physician Health (CPH) and in New Jersey is the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey (PAPNJ), often need legal assistance regarding the status of their medical license. » Read More

Aug 17, 2018

The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: How to Protect Yourself

Did you know that any patient, colleague, pharmacist, or hospital can file a complaint against a physician at any time? No matter what the complaint may be, the state medical board is required to start a preliminary investigation, at the very least.» Read More

May 25, 2018

Administering of Non FDA-Approved, Foreign Drugs Results in Criminal Conviction and Payment for False Claims Act Violation

In a recent press release, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York announced that a Poughkeepsie physician and his wife were sentenced for a misdemeanor for ordering and administering to patients, drugs that were not approved by the FDA and were obtained from foreign sources. » Read More

May 10, 2018

Medical Executive Committees Have the Capacity to Sue or Be Sued in New Jersey

The case of Nahas v. Shore Medical Center, a New Jersey Court ruling dated April 27, determined that a Medical Executive Committee of a hospital can be sued as an entity for its decision denying restoration of a physician’s full privileges.» Read More

Apr 26, 2018

When Health Care Providers Require Personal Defense Counsel

It is vital to have your health care counsel and your criminal counsel on the same page!

For any health care practitioner that finds themselves involved in a criminal matter (i.e. DWI, assault, sexual accusations to name but a few), it is vital to your medical license to make sure that your health care counsel and your criminal counsel are on the same page.» Read More

Mar 14, 2018

Medical Practices in the New Age of Sexual Harassment and #MeToo

David N. Vozza, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., recently wrote an article for the Onondaga County Medical Society Bulletin‘s “The Legal Treatment” section.  Medical Practices in the New Age of Sexual Harassment and #MeToo” discusses the hot topic of sexual harassment in the workplace, which does not exclude medical practices, and its applicable laws, legal definition, employer liability, retaliation, and best practices in anti-harassment policies and training.» Read More

Feb 19, 2018

There is Danger in Patient Referral Arrangements

Physicians should be aware of the risks that accompany entering into arrangements with third-party diagnostic testing entities, also known as Mobile Diagnostic Testing Companies (“MDTC”).  Increasingly prevalent in recent years, MDTCs typically offer to perform certain diagnostic tests for physicians’ patients at his/her practice location. » Read More

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