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January 2016 Archives

Nursing homes have a right to protect themselves against lawsuits

Many facilities across New York specialize in taking care of our elderly residents. They provide round-the-clock care for older individuals or those with disabilities. Many nursing homes set specific missions to provide the best possible care for their patients and to either meet or even exceed the standard of care that is provided.

Be on guard, the reptile theory is growing strength

Traditionally, personal injury attorneys would present evidence they believed would elicit sympathy in jury members, thereby leading to compensation for their clients. For defense attorneys, this meant gathering evidence that supported the facts of the case, thereby refuting a need for compensation in the end.

Company fined for billing Medicare for unnecessary treatments

Most people consider Medicare to be an incredibly worthwhile insurance option for those who require affordable health care. That's because Medicare will pay for many of the medical treatments enrolled patients need. Medicare is then billed, and the health care facility that conducted the treatments is then paid back for its services.

Handling the threat of lawsuit after an imaging mistake

Imagine for a moment that you are an imagining specialist working for a hospital here in Albany. You are tasked with reading the scans taken of a patient's head who has been complaining of headaches. In your professional opinion, you see nothing wrong on the images. Because of your diagnosis, the patient is released.

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