McCumber Daniels announced today the relocation of its Tampa office to 204 South Hoover Boulevard, Suite 130, Tampa, Florida 33609. The new office will accommodate the company’s current staff and enable further expansion for the firm’s future growth. McCumber Daniels offers a wide variety of litigation services for insurers, health care facilities, businesses, financial institutions…

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Authors: Marc Penchansky and Stephanie Hedrick The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) polled 1600 voters from last week’s election about their opinions on tort reform.   Nearly 9 out of 10 voters feel that the number of frivolous lawsuits is a “total serious problem.”  These lawsuits are considered to be with “little merit filed…

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Authors: Starlett M. Miller and Stephanie F. Hedrick During these times of thinning margins, where many businesses’ daily operations may be jeopardized by a month’s delay in the receipt of reimbursement, the fierce backlash the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) received from nursing home owners and operators regarding prepayment policies implemented for the…

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Update by: Marc L. Penchansky In December 2011, we wrote about the opinion in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital, where the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed a decision of its panel and found that communications between an expert and a party’s attorney were not discoverable absent a showing of cause by the requesting party.  At…

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Author: Amy L. Miles A crucial component of obtaining a judgment in the trial court is the ability to keep favorable judgments when the opposing party seeks an appeal or to overturn unfavorable judgments when the trial court has erred.  While a case is being litigated on the trial level, the focus is most often…

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As of today, August 21, 2012, all Pennsylvania dentists are now required to carry medical malpractice insurance.  On June 22, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed in Senate Bill 388 mandating that dentists purchase professional liability insurance policies of at least $1 million per claim. Pennsylvania is now the 10th state, including Florida, which requires dentists…

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Author: Fred J. Hughes A recent study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that including a patient’s photo on an order verification screen within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) can significantly reduce the number of orders entered into the wrong patient’s records. The Children’s Hospital in Colorado conducted a hospital-wide…

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Authors: Starlett M. Miller and Stephanie F. Hedrick “I’m sorry” – One of the most powerful phrases a person can say.  However, when it comes to medical errors, doctors have been reluctant to admit to mistakes when they inevitably happen due to the potential for a patient or their family bringing a legal action.  Many…

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Author: Marc L. Penchansky As we reported in January, the Pennsylvania House approved legislation that would cap punitive damages to 200% of what a jury awards a claimant for compensatory damages. The bill applies to claims filed against personal care homes, assisted living communities and long-term care nursing facilities. The bill would not apply to…

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