Law & Medicine

Law & Medicine

Duty vs. confidentiality

What role does foreseeability play when a physician knows a patient may be a danger to others?

Law & Medicine

Update on the False Claims Act

Battles over implied fraud and competing medical opinions may reshape the risk physicians face in False Claims Act cases.

Law & Medicine

Update on malpractice trends

Are malpractice claims really on the decline? And how much protection do apology laws actually provide physicians?

Law & Medicine

EMTALA – statutory law

Penalties for EMTALA violations include fines up to $50,000 per violation, and/or nullification of Medicare provider agreements.


Facing a medical board investigation

What steps should you take when your state medical board requests the medical records of an angry patient who has filed a formal complaint against...