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Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

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Largely as a result of poor decisions and chronic understaffing, two workers at a Massachusetts soldiers’ home might spend the next thirteen years in prison because of criminal charges. A grand jury indicted Bennett Walsh and Dr. David Clinton, two members of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s leadership team nursing home, on multiple charges. According to prosecutors,…Read the article
Hoverboard Dentist Gets Twelve Years in Prison

Hoverboard Dentist Gets Twelve Years in Prison

| Medical Malpractice
Earlier this year, Alaska dentist Dr. Seth Lookhart was convicted on multiple counts of fraud and other wrongdoing, including extracting a tooth while he rode a Hoverboard. In September 2020, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison. In 2017, prosecutors charged Lookhart with over a dozen infractions, including the aforementioned Hoverboard extraction. Lookhart jokingly…Read the article
Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

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In the spring and summer of 2020, virtual healthcare visits increased over 4,000 percent, mostly due to the coronavirus outbreak. The number of healthcare facilities offering such services also increased significantly, mostly due to supply and demand. Previously, many facilities hesitated to offer such services, typically because of high implementation costs. Virtual healthcare contacts do…Read the article
Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

| Personal Injury
Almost all Primary Care Physicians claim that they listen closely to their patients when they discuss their symptoms. Yet in these circumstances, most doctors only tune in for about eleven seconds. That brief interaction, along with some physician’s “I already know what’s wrong with you” attitude, often sets the stage for medical negligence. Doctors hear…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article
What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

| Medical Malpractice
In some ways, the three types of hospitals are quite different. In other ways, they are very much the same. For one thing, they all have a duty to treat patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, they all have the same legal responsibilities in terms of patient safety. The first incorporated hospital in…Read the article
Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

| Coronavirus
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article
Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

| Medical Malpractice
Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse recently introduced the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. The coronavirus stimulus package already gives limited immunity to some volunteer healthcare workers. Now, a GOP senator wants to take things a step further. This provision would eliminate civil and criminal liability for health care providers who, while combating COVID-19, practice outside…Read the article
Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

| Coronavirus
Recently, there has been an increase in concern over elder abuse in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have been keeping up with the news at all, you have probably heard them say thousands of times, “There is no need to panic, this virus is killing only the elderly and those with underlying…Read the article