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The Regan Report on Medical Law back issues
No Discipline v. Dr. for Corp.'s `No Contest' Plea.(Brief Article)
December 1, 1999... CASE ON POINT: Con. & Ind. Svcs. Dept. v. Shah, 600 N.W.2d 406 - MI (1999) ISSUE: The law has created corporations to afford legitimate individuals legitimate means of limiting their exposure to liability for the acts or negligence of others. One of the most widely used vehicle for...
PA: Negligent Referral to `Incompetent' Dr.: Liability Under General Negligence Principles.(Brief Article)
December 1, 1999... CASE FACTS: Suit for medical malpractice was brought in State court in Pennsylvania against a physician who allegedly referred his patients to a physician known to be incompetent. The suit was transferred to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Following...
IN: Failure to Disclose Use of Silicone Implants: `Fraudulent Concealment' Bars Limitations.(Brief Article)
December 1, 1999... CASE FACTS: On November 14, 1982, Sharon Halbe visited Dr. Howard Weinberg, a physician certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, who diagnosed her with extensive fibrocystic disease in both breasts. He performed a double mastectomy and on April 25, 1983, he...
Can Plan Administrator be Considered `Treating' Physician?(Brief Article)
December 1, 1999... CASE ON POINT: Hull v. Fallon, 185 F.3d 939 - MO (1999) ISSUE: Patients are being denied diagnostic tests, operative procedures, physiotherapy and other necessary treatment because of economics. We have entered into an era in which the patient's health care insurer virtually has carte...
Are V.A. Physicians & Hospitals Up to Par?(Brief Article)
December 1, 1999... ARE V.A. PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITALS UP TO STANDARD? That question was raised by a federal judge in a recent Texas case in which V.A. physicians failed to diagnose a Major's ischemic heart disease after no less than 27 visits in which the Major complained of virtually all of the classic...