In Rashidi v. Moser, plaintiff filed a medical malpractice/products liability action which included claims against a hospital and a physician. Before trial, the hospital settled for $350,000 while the product manufacturer settled for $2,000,000.
It seems like every day the economic news in the United States becomes more and more encouraging. With this improvement and interest rates continuing at historic lows, more and more of our small business clients are coming out of their recession shell, seeing the value of their businesses increase, and asking the question: “Is now the time to sell?”
The California legislature has wrapped up business for 2013, and the result is a number of new laws impacting both consumers and providers of healthcare throughout the state.
A new year is upon us and so is a slough of new laws courtesy of our California legislature. As usual, California business owners have been targeted and will need to be keenly aware of these changes in order to focus more time on making money and less time on litigation.
One glance at recent national headlines will reveal that sexual harassment has come to the forefront as a leading issue in the contemporary American workplace. Employment law experts have suggested the reporting of sexual harassment incidents in the workplace has increased as the awareness of sexual harassment increases. More than half of all California employers already report at least one sexual harassment lawsuit each year.
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) reported that hospital-acquired conditions caused by medical errors (“HACs”) were a significant cause of injuries across the nation and of rising medical care costs. In order to facilitate a better understanding of HACs, enable uniform HAC reporting, and to improve overall patient safety, the National Quality Forum (“NQF”) published Serious Reportable Events in 2002.