Law & Medicine

Law & Medicine

Consent and DNR orders

Where have the courts set the lines over the issue of consent surrounding decisions to withhold CPR?

Law & Medicine

Sexual harassment

Which physician behaviors and health care workplace environments cross the line into sexual harassment?

Law & Medicine

Duty vs. confidentiality

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

Law & Medicine

Federal medical tort reform: Has its time come?

Three legal relative newcomers – health courts, apology laws, and safe harbors – appear to be taking center stage in any forthcoming federal tort...

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?

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