Litigation News

Restaurant sodium warning
Oct 11, 2016

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.

Recent Articles

Jan 04, 2017

Washington court rules psychiatrists responsible for alerting targets of patient violence, even without a clear indication that foul play will occur.

Dec 27, 2016

When a patient crosses state lines seeking treatment and then suffers complications or death, which state holds jurisdiction over the physician involved?

Dec 14, 2016

The physician voice was heard, leaving its mark on changes to the health care system and protecting patients this year.

Dec 12, 2016

Notable litigation this year involved tussles over expert testimony, clinical judgment, informed consent and exam-room censorship.

Nov 01, 2016

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.