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Cignet Health First to be Fined Under HIPAA’s Civil Money Penalty

Mar 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued the first Civil Money Penalty (“CMP”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The Office of…

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Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2010

We just want to take the time to wish all of our followers a very special holiday season and bright New Year. Please let us know if there is a…

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Recent Study By The American Academy of Pediatrics on Eating Disorders in Children

Dec 7, 2010

Over the Thanksgiving weekend a few parents told me that they did not serve turkey or stuffing on Thanksgiving because their children “don’t eat turkey or stuffing.” I perused some…

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Legal Lending

Nov 24, 2010

We have been looking into the ramifications of legal lending (article posted in the The New York Times). It would seem a significant issue, for example, is to what extent…

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We Got your Tainted Drugs Right Here!

Nov 9, 2010

During the contentious debate on what is known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one of the proposals to lower the costs of medications and health care was…

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Facebook and Social Networking Sites: A Goldmine for Impeachment Material

Oct 20, 2010

Anyone who has a Facebook page has probably done it – posted the infamous “late night,” or “angry” post. Pictures of you skydiving, or you with your new boy-toy that…

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Is a Wrongful Death claim subject to arbitration?

Oct 5, 2010

In a case of first impression, the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal issued an October 1 opinion holding that an estate’s wrongful death claim against a nursing facility was…

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Uniformity

Oct 1, 2010

When you think of the classic nurses’ uniform, you think of a white fitted dress, apron and cap for women and white pants and long sleeve shirts for men. Over…

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More Increases In Homeowner Insurance Rates…but why?

Sep 24, 2010

It’s interesting to me that the recent increase in sinkhole claims is one of the reasons why Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is asking the Office of Insurance Regulation for an…

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Increase in Florida sinkholes – or just in sinkhole claims?

Sep 15, 2010

To read various internet commentary or blogging websites (authored primarily by Plaintiffs’ attorneys), one might think that West Central Florida is suffering from uncontrollable sinkhole activity; and according to many…

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Reporting Medical Errors

Sep 13, 2010

There are multiple beliefs as to how the reporting of “medical errors” affects the filing of malpractice lawsuits. One thing is certain: the error rates of hospitals will be tracked,…

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Chain of Command

Sep 8, 2010

On August 25, 2010, the Superior Court of New Jersey issued an Opinion in the medical malpractice case, Kowalski v. Palav (click here to view case). The Opinion raises the…

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Mental Lethargy

Sep 1, 2010

“Mental Lethargy”. What is this exactly? This morning, I read an old 1950’s case from the Florida Supreme Court wherein the court referenced a certain “mental lethargy” by motor vehicle…

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Welcome

Dec 3, 2009

Welcome to the place where the most robust legal discussions happen.  On our schedule and terms, of course.

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