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Military member and doctor
18Jan, 2019

Should Active Duty Military be Allowed to Sue the Military for Malpractice?

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Walter Daniel had already experienced his worst nightmare. His wife, Lt. Rebekah Daniel, who served as a nurse in the military, had just died of severe post-partum hemorrhage just two hours after giving birth to their first child. She died in the same naval hospital where she worked as an active-duty nurse. But worse, because of a little-known piece of legislation, Walter Daniel was prevented from finding out what exactly went wrong in the death of his own wife.
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29Jun, 2018

Marijuana and Malpractice?

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One of the biggest and most controversial changes in the world of pharmaceuticals today involves medical marijuana. Since California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, 30 states* and the District of Columbia currently have a law on the books allowing for the medical use of marijuana, with 8 states permitting some form of recreational use. That’s just over 20 years to add more than half of the United States to that list!  
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5Aug, 2016

Do Damage Caps Work?

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In the world of tort reform caps, or statutory limits on non-economic damages in malpractice cases, are one of the oldest and most common approaches.  However, these caps are also one of the most controversial methods of reigning in what many see as out of control  and unbridled liability awards.  We’ve talked about some of those issues before here and here and here.
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8Jul, 2016

Buying Insurance After the Fire: Why Nobody Buys Cyber Liability Insurance

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  Mark Twain is famous for saying, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” Unfortunately that is the plan most medical providers are following when it comes to protecting against Cyber Liability. It’s as if they’re all waiting to buy fire insurance after the fire has burned down their building. Data breaches, cyber extortion, HIPAA violations, and financial fraud occur in the healthcare industry more and more, so why is no one bothering to buy Cyber Liability insurance to protect against these […]
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