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HIPAA Breach Reporting: Focus On Remediation In Responding To An HHS/OCR Investigation
Last year was another banner year for HIPAA data breaches reported to the Department of Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR), and the reporting period hasn't yet closed,
United States
5 Mar 2019
Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment In Favor Of Vessel Owner In Jones Act Claim Regarding "Prompt And Adequate Medical Care"
In December 2018, the Fifth Circuit in Randle v. Crosby Tugs, LLC affirmed the lower court's granting of summary judgment related to the plaintiff's claim of Jones Act negligence.
United States
6 Feb 2019
2018 Illinois, Indiana, And Wisconsin Employment Law Year In Review
Illinois Amends Wage Payment and Collection Act to Require Employers to Reimburse for "Necessary Expenses".
United States
14 Jan 2019
Everyone Is Doing It! Three More States Join The Bandwagon In Decriminalizing The Use Of Medical And Recreational Cannabis
In early November of 2018, Michigan, Missouri, and Utah joined the growing list of states that have legalized some form of marijuana use.
United States
14 Dec 2018
Uber Eats And Accident Liability - Are Restaurants Liable For Ride-Share Food Delivery Services?
If a restaurant uses a ride-share service such as Uber Eats to deliver food, and the driver gets in a motor vehicle accident, can the restaurant be held liable?
United States
3 Dec 2018
Professional Liability Newsletter - Holiday Edition, Fall 2018
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we've no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
United States
30 Nov 2018
2018 Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma Employment Law Update
The Missouri General Assembly passed multiple bills this legislative session which will have an impact on employers.
United States
20 Nov 2018
Can Marijuana Intoxication Be A Viable Bar To Compensability?
With the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana, it's clear that it will have an effect on the workplace injury compensability.
United States
22 Aug 2018
How Will California's Formulary For Medication Impact California Claims?
Since nearly every worker's compensation case involves the provision of medication, the adoption of a "formulary" to address that care has the potential to impact nearly every case, in large or small ways.
United States
22 Aug 2018
Is Marijuana Use Now An Acceptable Form Of Treatment In California?
In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (CMLI), which legalized recreational marijuana in the state.
United States
22 Aug 2018
Jay Kramer Discusses "Hacktivism" With HealthcareInfoSecurity.Com
New York Partner Jay Kramer was recently quoted by in the site's article, "Boston Children's Hospital DDoS Attacker Convicted."
United States
14 Aug 2018
Texas Attorney General Asserts State Regulation Of HRAs 'Likely' Preempted By ERISA
Prompted by a letter from State Senator Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an advisory opinion asserting that a court would ‘likely determine' that ERISA preempts certain state regulations pertaining to health reimbursement arrangements
United States
21 Feb 2018
Colin Hackett Wins Favorable Verdict
Newark Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett recently obtained a favourable defense verdict on behalf of a logistics client arising out of a New Jersey motor vehicle accident.
United States
8 Feb 2018
New York-Area Doctors Indicted In Fraud Scheme
Yesterday, the Kings County District Attorney's office indicted 20 New York-area doctors for participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and other publicly funded insurance ..
United States
11 Dec 2017
What You Dont Know Can Hurt You- Guidance For Risk Analyses Under The HIPAA Security Rule
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers. However, healthcare providers cannot adequately protect the security and integrity of their patients' information ...
United States
14 Sep 2017
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers.
United States
7 Sep 2017
Payment Of Hospital Liens And Health Insurance Subrogation Claims In Third-Party Claims In Texas And California
In Texas, if a person is admitted into a hospital within 72 hours of an injury for treatment of the injury, both the admitting hospital and hospitals to which the patient is transferred have liens...
United States
30 Aug 2017
Recent Florida Case Law On Letters Of Protection
Letters of Protection complicate accurate valuation and defense of cases involving bodily injury. When a person receives healthcare under a private health insurance plan or governmental insurance...
United States
22 Feb 2017
Avoiding Liability Arising From An E. Coli Illness Claim
The recent news about food chains experiencing E. coli problems highlights the risk the foodservice industry faces from legal claims arising from food-borne illnesses.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Washington Supreme Court Issues Decision In Case Involving Liability Of Mental Health Professionals
On December 22, the Washington Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Volk v. DeMeerleer, a case involving the liability of mental health professionals.
United States
6 Jan 2017
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