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2014-06-13 16:23:20

Completing Advance Directive Is Imperative, but Not Sufficient by Itself WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem's wife and children over his end-of-life care is a teachable moment for his millions of fans, according to the nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/DC12439LOGO-b "This sad story vividly illustrates...

2014-05-29 15:37:27

Stanford University Medical Center Most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or "no code" status for themselves when they are terminally ill, yet they tend to pursue aggressive, life-prolonging treatment for patients facing the same prognosis, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine to be published May 28 in PLOS ONE. It's a disconnect that needs to be better understood, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and lead...

2014-05-23 23:04:45

Investigation continues into patient concerns of unnecessary heart surgeries by Northwest Indiana cardiologist. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Dr. Scott Kaufman, an electrophyisologist who practices in northwest Indiana, spoke with attorneys from Cohen & Malad, LLP, Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., and the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, about allegations involving unnecessary surgery and improper credentialing of Dr. Arvind Gandhi, a cardiologist practicing in Munster, Indiana....

2014-05-09 23:07:11

Northwest Indiana cardiologist Dr. Arvind Gandhi is currently facing two claims of medical malpractice. Attorney Paul A. Rossi of the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi filed the lawsuits on behalf of the plaintiffs and is investigating additional claims along with attorneys from Cohen & Malad, LLP and Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Attorneys from Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., and Cohen & Malad, LLP and attorney, Paul A. Rossi, of the Law Office of Paul...

2014-04-16 16:30:19

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging everyone to take a moment and consider their end-of-life wishes. Advance care planning starts with thinking about your wishes, values and beliefs about the health care you would want if you were ever incapable of making decisions for yourself, and then talking about them with loved ones. "A medical crisis is always going to be a terrible time for a family, but having simple...

2014-04-16 12:30:14

Northwestern Medicine educates patients about the importance of advance directives CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no one wants to think about the possibility that one day their health, or a loved one's, might be compromised and prevent them from making their own health care decisions, it becomes an unfortunate reality for many Americans every day. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the...

2014-04-02 12:28:12

Study suggests elderly Americans are completing living wills and appointing health care surrogates more than ever before, trend had little impact on hospitalization rates A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of...

2014-03-20 04:21:41

TROY, Mich., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared Trust has joined Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. as an associate in the medical malpractice / litigation department. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140217/DE66237LOGO Jared focuses his practice primarily on the defense of hospitals and health care providers in medical malpractice litigation. He also represents clients in defense of automobile accidents, licensing issues and other areas of general negligence defense...

2014-03-17 23:24:55

The goal of this nationwide initiative is to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity have both the information and the opportunity to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Center for Hospice Care encourages Michiana to share their wishes and ensure their future healthcare choices are known and protected. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 On April 16, 2014, Center for Hospice Care is joining a national...

2014-03-10 08:28:25

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...


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