Independent Medical Examination: Medical and Legal Issues

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What is an IME?   An independent medical examination (IME) is a second opinion exam that may be conducted by a non-interested physician to obtain an independent opinion of an individual medical condition.  Insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have the… Continue Reading

Tobacco & Public Health: How To Reduce Consumption

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Through the years, statistics have shown a link between smoking and lung cancer. Likewise, the tobacco industry’s independent research has found carcinogens in smoke, and they acknowledged the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. This has caused a negative impact… Continue Reading

EMTALA and Bad Faith as Additional Causes of Actions in Medical Malpractice Suits

Normally most attorneys when analyzing their potential malpractice cases just look at clinical violations in the application standard of care and if they are causally related to a bad outcome.  What many fail to realize is that there are two… Continue Reading

Deliberate Indifference and Inmates’ Civil Rights

The courts apply the deliberate indifference standard to determine if supervising jail or correctional officials have violated an inmate’s civil rights; thus, it occurs when prison employees, including correctional staff, medical staff like nurses, physician’s assistants and doctors know of… Continue Reading

Avoiding Allegations of Deliberate Indifference (Part 1)

Deliberate indifference can be defined as a “conscious or reckless disregard of the consequences of one’s acts or omissions,” or simply put, “What did you know, when did you know it, and what did you do about it?” Without question,… Continue Reading

Tips For Collecting Your Healthcare Claim Against Self-Insured Health Plan

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  Obtaining reimbursement on a health care claim is not easy today because of all the different laws and regulations and insurance plans.  I recently worked on several cases to recover claims involving a large self-insured health plan. All self-insured… Continue Reading