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Documentation in healthcare: employee sword and malpractice knife

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 16 2013

In the employment context, we often hear "document, document, document." But keep in mind that the documentation you write to employees to reflect

Dental malpractice coverage required under senate-approved legislation

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2011

Legislation that requires dentists to carry malpractice insurance cleared the Senate

Revisions to tort system begin in House with approval of “benevolent gesture” legislation

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 5 2011

Health care providers would be allowed to express sympathy towards patients for unwanted outcomes of medical procedures without fear of having the gesture used against them later in a medical malpractice suit

Third Circuit weighs in on limits of punitive damages awards

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 5 2009

In a bad faith claim arising from a medical malpractice action, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit imposed a 1:1 ratio between compensatory and punitive damages in its ruling issued on December 24, 2008

A blunt tool that is here to stay

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2007

Falling short of quality standards routinely subjects physicians and hospitals to costly medical malpractice lawsuits, but it can also lead to the far more serious jeopardy of False Claims Act (the “Act”) prosecution