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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...

2014-03-05 20:21:15

WASHINGTON, March 5, 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...

2014-02-28 23:03:47

The Atlanta law firm of James M. Poe, P.C., and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania firm of Raynes McCarty represented the plaintiff, who benefitted under a court order adding nearly $1.5 million in attorney fees, expenses and interest to a June 2013 jury verdict. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Fulton County State Court judge Susan Edlein has issued an order granting an additional $1.5 million in pre-judgment interest, attorney fees and expenses to a plaintiff who had been awarded a $3...

2014-02-11 20:22:33

Decision is Victory for Dying Patients and Families Nationwide, Compassion & Choices Says POTTSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices, praised the dismissal today of an unjust felony "assisted suicide" case against a Philadelphia nurse as a victory for dying patients and autonomy at the end of life. Schuylkill County Judge Jacqueline Russell granted the defense's motion to dismiss...

2014-02-11 16:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights has cancelled and rescheduled its 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...

2014-02-10 08:25:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 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...

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'