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Posted on Thu, 2017-04-27 15:52 by Veronica Nannis in False Claims Act

Some basic considerations when thinking of reporting health care fraud

Most employees never imagine reporting their employers. No one takes a job with their sights set on clandestinely gathering evidence for a government health care fraud investigation. But, anyone working in the health care field long enough knows that fraud is still rampant and it sometimes causes real patient harm. So, how does a loyal employee turn whistleblower, and what should you do if you find yourself in this position?

Posted on Tue, 2017-04-25 16:02 by Andrew E. Greenwald in Medical Malpractice

Cases that involve victims of brain damage can be very challenging, emotional and complicated. I believe to be successful in court, attorneys must be aware of any potential challenges he/she may face. A specific example of this is using infection as a cause of brain damage. 

Was there a fever before the brain damage was realized? Have you analyzed the mother’s screen? Was chorioamnionitis confirmed before the birth of the victim? These are just some of the questions to answer prior to building a case of brain damage caused by infection. 

Here is a checklist:

Posted on Mon, 2017-04-17 16:14 by Andrew E. Greenwald in

INSTRUMENTAL DELIVERIES

An Important Discussion About Vacuum Deliveries All Effected Families Should Read       

“It has been repeatedly shown that under modern conditions, caesarian section, although not devoid of risk, offers better results to both mother and child than does a difficult instrumental delivery.”[1]

Posted on Thu, 2017-04-06 13:13 by Megan A. Benevento in Civil Rights

Since June 26, 2015, when jubilant masses swarmed First Street in front of the Supreme Court and the White House illuminated the night with rainbow lights, lawyers, scholars, and many citizens have waited with bated breath to see how the legacy of Obergefell v. Hodges would shape the next generation of jurisprudence.

Posted on Thu, 2017-03-16 15:41 by Jeffrey N. Greenblatt in Divorce

Suggestion:  How to Break the News of Your Divorce to Your Kids: Before, During and After the Discussion

When parents decide to end their marriage, one of their biggest concerns is how their children will cope with the news. Although children may struggle with this new transition, there are several things that parents can do to make it easier to break the news and to help their children get through the divorce process.

Posted on Mon, 2017-03-06 15:28 by Eleanor A. Hunt in Divorce

Facebook and Divorce

Facebook® has been hailed by many as the best online social networking service, enabling its users to connect with each other, and instantly exchange messages, post photos and receive and post status updates, with relative ease. However, in the past few years, numerous studies have been conducted showing a correlation between social media and divorce. Presuming that these studies are accurate, your Facebook page—along with Tumblr®, Twitter®, Instagram®, and countless other social media sites— could be one of the most powerful forms of evidence to be used against you during your divorce case. Indeed, the evidentiary effects of social media have been discussed on the JGL Blog. But note, as your Facebook account can be discovery in litigation, do not delete your Facebook or other social media pages prior to consulting with an attorney! Doing so could result in sanctions for destroying evidence.

Posted on Sun, 2017-02-26 12:01 by Reza Golesorkhi in

You are going to get married (or re-married). You have minor children (or no children).  You own a business.  You own a house.  You have substantial net worth.   Since you already own your own house and business before the marriage, as you understand it, in the off-chance it does not work out you will be okay financially.  Not exactly?   

Posted on Wed, 2017-02-01 12:45 by Burt M. Kahn in
There have been countless articles this year about the efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to end Obamacare and replace it with some other health insurance program. But the Washington Post reported at the end of 2016 that the GOP has another, much less publicized, health “reform” in mind that would harm victims of medical negligence by significantly cutting back medical malpractice awards nationwide.
 
Posted on Sun, 2017-01-29 13:15 by Andrew E. Greenwald in Personal Injury

INTRODUCTION

The damages sustained by a seriously injured child do not just relate to the child himself.  They also affect the altered lifestyles of siblings and parents and encompass a whole host of experts who are necessary to explain, prognosticate, and portray what the child and the family’s life will become.  This paper will concentrate on the psychological and emotional damages and not on the economic loss.  Obviously in fully presenting damages a life care plan and economist are essential.

THE CHILD

Posted on Thu, 2017-01-26 13:48 by Christopher T. O'Mahoney in Trusts Estates

    In 2016, the appellate courts addressed a variety of issues in the field of estates and trusts including will construction, the statute of limitations for a petition to caveat, the ability to change the beneficial interest of a trust beneficiary and the effect of a “savings clause” on the burden of estate taxation. 

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