Hospitals Sued Over Saving Patients ’ Lives (Podcast)
Last week, I talked with June Grasso at Bloomberg Law Radio about lawsuit against hospitals when advance directives are not followed. The podcast is available here. (Source:
Source: - January 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Successful ‘Wrongful Prolongation of Life’ Lawsuit Reflects Extent to Which Americans Go to Enforce Rights to Control their Final Days
The Boston Globe covers the expansion of end-of-life liberty. For years, government and other organizations have encouraged Americans to complete advance directives. They have explicitly and implicitly promised, "If you write it down, you can avoi... (Source:
Source: - December 27, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

This physician is retiring. Here ’s his most valuable lesson.
In a few weeks, I will be retiring.   After 31 years and more than 100,000 patient visits, I will be hanging up my stethoscope.  Over the years, there have been tremendous highs but also horrible lows.  The latter includes having been victimized by a frivolous lawsuit where my patient suffered injuries attributed to a medicine […]Find jobs at  Careers by  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="" rel="tag" > Mark Lopatin, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Malpractice Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Legal Victory and False Hope?
Jessica L. Wherry (Georgetown Law), Legal Victory and False Hope? SSRN: Veterans advocates recently celebrated the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School ’s legal victory in a class action lawsuit against the Army. The lawsuit sought to rectify the... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - December 14, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Magnets, sound, and batteries: Choosing safe toys
The holidays feel more important than usual this year as the pandemic rages around us; we all are looking for something to enjoy. And a big part of holiday enjoyment for families is, of course, buying toys. As parents, friends, and family set out to buy toys for the children on their lists, here are some suggestions for things you shouldn’t buy — and those you should. Buyer beware when choosing toys The US PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) has a list of kinds of toys that people should try to avoid. They include Loud toys. Loud noises can actually damage hearing. Given how much noise we end up being exposed to ove...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Parenting Safety Source Type: blogs

Comments on the Senate Passed Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act
David J. BierThe Senate passedan amended version of the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (S. 386/H.R. 1044). The bill has already passed the House of Representatives ona massive 365-65 vote. Since then, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) repeatedly attempted to pass the bill on “unanimous consent” under which any member can object—which led to deals with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rand Paul (R-KY), David Purdue (R-GA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) that amended the House bill. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) who was the latest member to object lifted his hold last night, allowi ng final passage.The Senate version is now substantially...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: David J. Bier Source Type: blogs

Greenhouse Gases and the California Waiver Again
Peter Van DorenGeneral Motorsrecently announced that it is terminating its participation in the Trump administration ’s lawsuit to deny California the ability to set more stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. As I havediscussed before, CAFE standards, which were originally devised to reduce fuel use during the oil shocks of the 1970s, have been repurposed as climate change (CO2) emissions controls. But the standards are aninefficient method to reduce CO2 emissions.Last year, the Trump administration froze future CAFE standards at 2020 levels and denied California ’s request to set higher fuel ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Peter Van Doren Source Type: blogs

Feds Demand Additional Compliance Efforts from eClinicalWorks (eCW)
Back in mid-2017, EHR maker eClinicalWorks agreed to pay $155 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing it of a broad list of violations. In addition to paying the fine, eCW was required to sign a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) essentially requiring the vendor to keep its nose clean on several levels. Given the extent […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Corporate Integrity Agreement eClinicalWorks EHR Certification EHR Patient Safety Healthcare Regulatory Compliance HHS Office of Inspector General US Source Type: blogs

Cry More, Lib
 1Because of what is, I sent this in before final election results. Perhaps they ’ll be known, sometime. No matter what, and as nice as the prospect of returning to honest, competent governance is, Trumpism is far from vanquished. Sixty-some-million voters considered Trump ’s ceaseless torrent of lies, inciting hatred for fellow citizens, taking credit for things he didn’t do, refusing to admit failures, his and his family’s cashing in on his office, his racism and encouragement of white supremacists, kidnapping and putting children in cages, no plans for the ne xt four years other than more lying and grift...
Source: Surgeonsblog - November 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sid Schwab Source Type: blogs

They've Gone Coup-Coup
Science confirms consistent neurophysiological and psychological differences between conservatives and liberals. How they react to threats. Their reliance on the observable and their response to presented facts. Evolutionary biologists have theories, but it ’s intuitive that, in addition to rationalists, primitive societies benefitted from people who don’t need no damn proof to react to perceived threats. Noises. Shadows. Gut feelings. It could avoid becoming a meal.Who knows why such brains remain in circulation? Individuals are safer now. More often than not, there ’s time to think, evaluate. Threats from saber-too...
Source: Surgeonsblog - November 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sid Schwab Source Type: blogs

This Is Who They Are
  Featured guest at last week ’s pro-Trump, “Stop the Steal,” Proud Boils rally in D.C., Reich-wing radio hero Alex Jones had this to say: “We will never back down to the satanic pedophile globalist new world order and their walking-dead reanimated corpse Joe Biden. And we will never recognize him. So I don ’t know who’s going to the White House in 38 days, but I sure know this: Joe Biden is a globalist, and Joe Biden will be removed one way or another.”“One way or another.” Subtle as an NDA for a prostitute. And the armed and strutting delusionists cheered. After hearing much the same from Mike “I...
Source: Surgeonsblog - November 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sid Schwab Source Type: blogs

It ’s All Over But the Counting (and Litigating?)
Ilya ShapiroAs expected (or feared) the presidential election is too close to call. A little after midnight, Joe Biden made a short speech at a drive ‐​in amphitheater to declare “We’re gonna win this.” Then Donald Trump spoke to a packed East Room in the White House at about 2:30am and asserted, “We did win this election,” claiming several states that had yet to be called and making allegations of fraud and disenfranchisement. You can get the latest results at your preferred news site — I’m neither a pollster nor political reporter — but here’s why there are delays in the six...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs

Direct Listings Aren ’t An Exception To Section 11’s Rules
Jennifer J. SchulpThese days, questionable shareholder lawsuits are a dime a dozen.Pirani v. Slack appeared at first blush to be just the latest example. That is, until the Northern District of California decided to undo one of the longest standing precedents in federal securities caselaw. For decades, courts in every circuit have held firm to Judge Henry Friendly ’s ruling inBarnes v. Osofsky (1967) that in order to sue under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 for misstatements or omissions in a registration statement, a claimant must be able to “trace” their shares to the allegedly faulty statement. But, the ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 3, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer J. Schulp Source Type: blogs

Thanks to All!
As treasurer of Practicing Physicians of America, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we hit our goal of raising $400,000 in support of the Plaintiff-physicians who filed class action antitrust lawsuits against the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Radiology, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Over 1,800 individuals, the vast majority of whom are (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - October 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs