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Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in COVID-19 Malpractice Story by Courthouse News

Nick Jurkowitz was recently quoted in Brandi Buchman’s Courthouse News Service article "Like Virus Itself, Future of Malpractice Liability Is Uncharted.” The article discusses malpractice lawsuits and how COVID-19 affects the potential for filings. Jurkowitz commented on the possibility of federal legislation that addresses liability for doctors during the pandemic. “We are treating a situation medically that we may not necessarily know 100% of the right way to treat people. We could have much stronger negative consequences to the health of everyone if ho...

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Ben Fenton Quoted in Bloomberg Law on Product Liability and Damaged Ventilators

Ben Fenton was recently quoted in Ayanna Alexander’s Bloomberg Law article “Broken Ventilators Require Easier Fixes, Black Leaders Demand,” which discusses the rising demand for usable ventilators as black communities continue to bear the brunt of coronavirus deaths. According to Ben, ventilator manufacturers may fear potential product liability claims if the devices they help repair malfunction. “If the manufacturer tries to make a good faith effort, which we want them to do, and say we’re going to work with hospitals so they can repair these defective machines, and then...

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Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in Courthouse News on Drug Pricing Bill

Nick Jurkowitz was recently quoted in Joe Kelly's Courthouse News article "Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Targeting Drug Prices." In the article, Nick discusses how Wisconsin's legislation will impact pharmacies. According to Nick, it will be an overall benefit to people who go to pharmacies, and that it would "allow for better access to drugs." To read the full article, click here....

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The Death Certificate Project: A Prescription for Litigation – California Health Law News

Summer Main’s article “The Death Certificate Project: A Prescription for Litigation” was published in the January issue of California Health Law News. In the article, Summer discusses the Death Certificate Project, the Medical Board of California’s response to the opioid epidemic. According to Summer, while the approach is well-intentioned, it has also raised serious concerns regarding patient privacy, has upset families of the victims of the opioid epidemic, and has raised significant debate in the medical community. To view the full article, click Download PDF....

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Nick Jurkowitz Quoted in Washington Post Article about NFL Healthcare Fraud

Nick Jurkowitz was recently quoted in Rick Maese’s Washington Post article "Why were feds investigating NFL players’ health-care fraud? Perhaps for the publicity.” In this article, Rick discusses the Justice Department’s motivations for investigating former NFL players’ fraudulent healthcare claims. 
 
Nick offered his opini...

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The Importance of Medical Necessity

A recent case in Michigan highlights the importance of medical necessity when ordering or performing healthcare services. According to the Atlantic, a physician in Michigan is accused of ordering dozens of unnecessary medical tests and deliberately misdiagnosing a patient in order to justify ordering those tests. Obviously, there are good reasons not to do this but, besides the obvious malpractice liability, what kind of trouble can California physicians and healthcare providers get into for ordering treatment that is not medically necessary? Providing treatment that is not medical...

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Fenton Law Group Mentioned in Corporate Wellness Magazine

The firm was mentioned in Corporate Wellness Magazine's "Wellness and Compliance: What Employers Need to Know." The article discusses the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Internal Revenue Code’s taxation of employer-paid benefits. Please click here for the full article....

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Ben Fenton Speaks to Healthcare Finance News About Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Venture

Ben Fenton was recently quoted in a Healthcare Finance News article by Susan Morse titled "Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase expect to announce CEO for new venture in two months." In the article, Ben discusses the unique challenges and possibilities for private enterprises venturing into healthcare. Click here to read the full article....

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Ben Fenton Speaks to Healthcare Finance News About Veteran Affairs

Ben Fenton was recently quoted in a Healthcare Finance News article by Susan Morse titled "Experts wary of providers wading into political, clinical challenge of caring for veterans." In the article, Ben discusses the possible privatization of the VA and how it could impact providers and hospitals. Click here to read the full article....

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Beth Kase Speaks to the Washington Post About the American Health Care Act

Beth Kase was recently quoted in Amber Phillips's Washington Post article "Republicans’ health-care plan could launch some ugly political battles in state legislatures." In the article, Beth discusses potential impacts of an Obamacare repeal, and how the proposed American Health Care Act could affect low-income Americans without insurance. Click here to read the full article....

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