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2014-01-28 16:25:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 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...

2014-01-13 20:21:47

Landmark Case May Set Precedent for Challenging "Assisted Suicide" Laws in Other States ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash today issued a landmark decision that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the substantive due process clause of the New Mexico State Constitution. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/DC45788) (Logo:...

2014-01-01 23:01:46

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman discusses medical malpractice after a 13-year-old California girl who died after suffering problems following a tonsillectomy. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 A California teenager lost consciousness after a procedure to remove her tonsils at an Oakland hospital went wrong, reported CNN News (12.19.13) Lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, wants to know how this happened. “We need to understand what happened...

2013-12-11 23:26:16

On November 28, 2013, MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com posted its 1,000th consecutive daily blog. Each blog strives to provide timely and useful information that educates, illustrates, and explains the varied issues involving medical malpractice and health care in the United States. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 On November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day), MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com proudly published its 1,000th consecutive daily blog. Since the first daily blog posting, the blogs...

2013-12-10 23:25:48

The law firm of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA in Baltimore, MD recently launched a redesigned website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced medical malpractice attorney and get answers to basic legal questions. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Located in Baltimore, MD, the law firm of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA announces the launch of a redesigned website that provides a valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients. The...

2013-12-10 10:36:57

Age, race, education level, and health status impact advance directive completion During the past two decades, high-profile legal cases surrounding end-of-life decisions have received widespread attention in the United States, prompting increased media focus and numerous debates on the subject. Despite this continuing nationwide dialogue, many Americans still tend to avoid addressing their own end-of-life (EOL) issues, including the completion of advance directives. In a new study...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'