Archive - 2010 - Article

Archive - 2010 - Article

December 15th

Anything You Say (or write or post or comment) Can be Used Against You

The Dangers Social Media and Blogging Pose to Your Medical Malpractice Suit

By Benjamin J. Howard

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December 1st

If You Can't Say Something Nice....

Physicians strive to receive the best result for their patients. But do they put the same effort into their bedside manner? Both are important in preventing medical malpractice claims.

By Benjamin J. Howard

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Transitional Healthcare Reform: Are Pre-Existing Conditions Already a Thing of the Past?

Through all the propaganda and partisan sound bites healthcare reform has received in the last two years, one thing is certain: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will radically transform the U.S. healthcare system. The most significant change under the Act which requires that most people obtain health insurance will not become law until 2014. Other purported benefits of the reform are not new.

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September 23rd

Medical Malpractice Suits are Up - How to Communicate to Avoid Being Sued

According to a recent American Medical Association report, on average, 95 medical liability claims are filed for every 100 physicians.

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June 30th

May 1st

Making Decisions About Future Health: Why I Need an Advance Health Care Directive

In today’s world, there is a never-ending supply of diet tips and suggestions for proper ways to workout and take care of the body. While the focus is on keeping healthy now, less attention is aimed at health care needs in the future. By encouraging patients to draft an advance health care directive (“AHCD”), they can exercise their right to provide future instructions related to their own health care and medical needs.
 

The Importance of an Advance Health Care Directive

An AHCD is a written document that informs

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Assessing Settlement and a Plaintiff's Right to Recover Economic Damages - APPEAL

Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc.

Howell is now on appeal to the California Supreme Court. In the interim, Howell will perhaps most significantly impact settlement negotiations.

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