New York City’s law requiring restaurant chains to post warnings on menu items that contain more than the USDA daily limit for sodium was tested in court. The case has medical and public health implications.
Washington court rules psychiatrists responsible for alerting targets of patient violence, even without a clear indication that foul play will occur.
When a patient crosses state lines seeking treatment and then suffers complications or death, which state holds jurisdiction over the physician involved?
The physician voice was heard, leaving its mark on changes to the health care system and protecting patients this year.
Notable litigation this year involved tussles over expert testimony, clinical judgment, informed consent and exam-room censorship.
The case concerns qualifying a patient’s care under the Medicare hospice benefit. At issue is a physicians’ ability to exercise their clinical judgment in certifying a patient’s life expectancy is less than six months.