Ensuring Effective Communication with Patients for ADA Compliance
Jul25

Ensuring Effective Communication with Patients for ADA Compliance

Healthcare providers are required by law to offer appropriate auxiliary aids to hearing-impaired patients. What might be the consequences for failing to do so?

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Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production
Jun27

Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production

What might happen when a healthcare provider is asked to produce a large volume of electronic patient records at great expense?

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Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide
May23

Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide

Personalized medicine made the news recently when, on April 6, 2017, the FDA allowed the marketing of 23andMe’s genetic health risk tests for ten diseases or conditions.

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What Might be the Liability of a Hospital for a Data Breach?
Apr25

What Might be the Liability of a Hospital for a Data Breach?

This month’s post focuses on a case that arose out of a data breach, which led to a class action where the plaintiffs alleged the defendant owed a legal duty to keep their information safe and prevent system vulnerabilities.

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Can a Healthcare Provider be Held Liable for the Actions of an “Affiliate”?
Mar29

Can a Healthcare Provider be Held Liable for the Actions of an “Affiliate”?

Healthcare providers may affiliate with third parties to perform various services. Not surprisingly, when such a third party commits what is alleged to be a wrongful act of some sort, such as a misdiagnosis or mistreatment, the injured individual might attempt to hold the healthcare provider responsible.

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Data Breaches and Class Actions
Feb28

Data Breaches and Class Actions

This month’s Legal eSpeaking post discusses recent breaches and considers how they might give rise to class actions against the provider which suffered the breach.

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