Daily briefing: Food is medicine
Nature, Published online: 17 April 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01153-xEvidence is growing that targeted dietary interventions can treat, delay and even prevent some illnesses. Plus, an AI model helps track the spread of metastatic cancers and how climate lawsuits push governments and companies to act. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - April 17, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Litigation in Gender Affirming Surgery: Reviewing Five Decades of the Medical Malpractice Landscape
The present study sought to analyze malpractice cases related to gender affirming surgery to provide information to physicians as it may serve to minimize the risk of malpractice suits. The Westlaw and Lexis Nexis databases were queried for jury verdicts and settlements related to gender affirming surgery malpractice lawsuits. A total of 26 cases were identified between 1970 and 2020, five of which were determined relevant on further review. Motives included adverse surgical and medical outcomes, and failure to treat. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - April 16, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Martina Brozynski, Olachi Oleru, Nargiz Seyidova, Curtis Rew, Sarah Nathaniel, Peter J. Taub Source Type: research

Do climate lawsuits lead to action? Researchers assess their impact
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01081-wLitigation can lead governments to strengthen their climate policies and curb companies’ greenwashing, say scientists. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - April 16, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Carissa Wong Source Type: research

Exclusive: official investigation reveals how superconductivity physicist faked blockbuster results
Nature, Published online: 06 April 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-00976-yThe confidential 124-page report from the University of Rochester, disclosed in a lawsuit, details the extent of Ranga Dias’s scientific misconduct. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - April 6, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Dan Garisto Source Type: research

The Impact of the Linear No-threshold Hypothesis on Litigation
Health Phys. 2024 Apr 3. doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000001799. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAs the basis of radiation safety practice and regulations worldwide, the linear no-threshold (LNT) hypothesis exerts enormous influence throughout society. This includes our judicial system, where frivolous lawsuits are filed alleging radiation-induced health effects caused by negligent companies who subject unwitting victims to enormous financial and physical harm. Typically, despite the lack of any supporting scientific basis, these cases result in enormous costs to organizations, insurance companies, and consumers.PMID:38568160 | DO...
Source: Health Physics - April 3, 2024 Category: Physics Authors: Alan Fellman Dave Wiedis Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research

Read It Three Times, Then Read It Again: How Nursing Homes Use "Responsible Party" Clauses in Admission Agreements to Charge Relatives for Their Loved Ones' Care
Am J Law Med. 2023 Dec;49(4):511-524. doi: 10.1017/amj.2024.6. Epub 2024 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThis Note explores an alarming, decades-old trend that has received renewed attention from enforcement agencies and the media: nursing homes suing family members and friends ("relatives") for residents' unpaid bills. As justification, nursing homes point to "responsible party" clauses within admission agreements signed by relatives during the admission process. Undeterred by the 1987 Federal Nursing Home Reform Act's (FNHRA) prohibition on requiring relatives to act as financial guarantors in exchange for residents' admission, nursing ho...
Source: American Journal of Law and Medicine - April 2, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: Jason J Perez Benavides Source Type: research