Medical Law Perspectives Experts Guide: 2014 Edition

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The Experts Guide is a compilation of guidance by the experts in the Medical Law Perspectives reports including a MacArthur 'Genius' Award recipient, top practicing attorneys, renowned physicians and surgeons, law and medicine university professors, corporate counsel, government officials, association representatives, and many others.

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As an example, in the January 2014 MLP report Prescription Painkillers: Risks for Patients, Pharmacists, and Physicians, Dr. Molly Cooke, President of the American College of Physicians, says, “As physicians, we have an obligation to address patients’ symptoms and their suffering, but all medications have side effects and powerful medications can have dangerous side effects…we have been behaving a bit as though we have forgotten that we are really trying to achieve a balance between addressing symptoms and using medication safely...”

In the June 2014 MLP report Physician and Manufacturer Risks for Pain Pump Injuries: Malpractice, Negligence, and Products Liability, attorney Sara Dyson, Assistant Vice President, Loss Control, Medmarc Insurance Group, notes, “Whenever a mass tort impacts the life sciences industry, there is an opportunity to examine what went wrong and determine whether your product may be similarly vulnerable ... life sciences manufacturers should consider incorporating into their own products liability risk management strategies...”

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BELOW IS THE TITLE OF EACH MONTH'S REPORT, A LISTING OF ALL EXPERTS WITH THEIR CREDENTIALS, AND THEIR PROVOCATIVE COMMENT QUESTIONS.

Medical Law Perspectives Report: January 2014
Prescription Painkillers: Risks for Patients, Pharmacists, and Physicians

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Molly Cooke, MD: President, American College of Physicians 
How Can Physicians, Patients and the Public Be Educated Effectively on Prescription Pain Medication?

Bob Twillman, PhD: Deputy Exec. Dir. and Dir. of Policy and Advocacy, American Academy of Pain Management
What Methods of Pain Management Can Be Effective Along with (or Instead of) Prescription Pain Relievers?

Michael A. Moroney, JD: Member, Carroll McNulty Kull
How Should Physicians Monitor Patients and Keep Appropriate Documentation?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: February 2014
Congenital Heart Conditions: How Infants, Adults, and Healthcare Providers Handle the Risks

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Pedro del Nido, MD: Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
How Can a Bio-Inspired Glue Improve How Surgeons Treat Congenital Heart Defects?

Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., JD and Nicole Saitta, MA: Professor and Department Chair, Legal Studies Department, Temple University, and Teaching Assistant, Legal Studies Department, Temple University
How Can Physician Apologies Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims?

Brett Anderson, MD, MBA and Teresa Lee, MD: Assistant Professors of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital
What Are the Causes of Congenital Heart Defects?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: March 2014
Blood Draws, Testing, Transfusions: Venipuncture Injury, Inaccurate Results, Tainted Blood - The Liability Risks

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Florence Shu-Acquaye, JSD, LLM: Professor, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
Who Is Liable for Injury Resulting from the Administration of Blood or Blood Products?

Robert Steinbuch, JD: Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
What Should the Standard of Cardiac Care Be for Blood Testing and Why Is Timeliness So Important?

Diane C. Crawford: CEO, National Phlebotomy Association
What Education, Training, and Certification Requirements Do Phlebotomists Need?

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
What Safety Guidelines Should Phlebotomists Follow For Routine Venipunctures?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: April 2014
Danger and Controversy: Lyme Disease Liability Risks

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Monica E. Embers, Ph.D.: Research Assistant Professor, Division of Bacteriology and Parasitology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University
Is Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome Considered a Distinct Condition?

Phillip J. Baker, Ph.D.: Executive Director, American Lyme Disease Foundation
What Are the Accepted Guidelines for the Treatment of Lyme Disease?

Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA: Executive Director, LymeDisease.org
Are the Lyme Disease Guidelines Flawed? Are the Treatment Options Controversial? Why Is Informed Consent Important?

Daniel J. Cameron, MD: Lyme Project; First Medical Associates; Former President ILADS
Is Lyme Disease Under-Reported and Ineffectively Treated?  

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: May 2014
Diabetes and Its Complications: Malpractice and Other Liability Issues

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP: Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
What Are the Recent Improvements to the Care of People with Diabetes and Its Complications?

Ruth Lipman, PhD: Chief Science and Practice Officer, American Association of Diabetes Educators
What Do Physicians Need to Know About Diabetes and Obesity?

Kriss Halpern, JD: Law Offices of Kriss Halpern
What Types of Legal Claims Can Arise From Injuries to Persons with Diabetes, and What Can be Done to Handle and Avoid Them?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: June 2014
Physician and Manufacturer Risks for Pain Pump Injuries: Malpractice, Negligence, and Products Liability

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Constance R. Chu, MD: Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stanford School of Medicine, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Stanford University, Chief of Sports Medicine and Director of the Joint Preservation Center at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
What Is the Relationship Between Anesthesia, Pain Pumps, and Chondrolysis?

Anthony C. Celeste: Senior Advisor, EAS Consulting Group, LLC
What Company Policies and Procedures Can Help Prepare for an FDA Inspection?

Heather A. Neal, JD: Shareholder, Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
How Should Experts Be Retained and Utilized in Pain Pump Cases?

Sara Dyson, JD: Assistant Vice President, Loss Control, Medmarc Insurance Group
What Risk Management Strategies Should a Medical Device Manufacturer Consider to Minimize Exposure to Products Liability Claims?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: July 2014
Injuries Resulting From Laser Procedures: Risks for Physicians, Technicians, and Manufacturers

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Michael S. Kelton, JD: Partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Fisman, Formato Ferrara & Wolf, LLP
What Issues Must Be Considered To Prevent Physician LASIK Malpractice Liability?

Warren B. Seiler III, MD: Executive Director of Education, Development, Accreditation, and Research for the American Board of Laser Surgery
Why Are Education, Training, Regulation, Safe Practice, and Practitioner Supervision So Important for Laser Surgery and Procedures?

George J. Hruza, MD, MBA: Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology, St. Louis University; President-Elect, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
What Principles and Regulations Govern Non-Physician Use of Lasers?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: August 2014
Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders: Malpractice in Diagnosis and Treatment

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Michael V. Kaplen, JD: Senior Partner, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
What Should Attorneys Consider When Litigating Claims Involving Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders?

Nathan B. Fountain, MD: Chair, Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board; Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia
How Are Dementia and Epilepsy Linked?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: September 2014
Hepatitis: Provider Malpractice and Patient Injury

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Joan M. Block, RN, BSN: Executive Director and Co-Founder, Hepatitis B Foundation
What Is Being Done to Prevent HBV and Discrimination Against Infected Individuals?

Ivonne Perlaza Fuller, NRPP, MPA; Naina Ahluwailia, LLM: Hepatitis Foundation International
How Can the Incidence of Liver Related Chronic Diseases Be Reduced?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: October 2014
Backaches and Court Battles: When Chronic Back Pain Leads to Litigation

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Arnold J. Weil, MD: CEO, Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C.; Medical Director, Georgia Institute for Clinical Research L.L.C.
What Do Patients Need to Know to Understand Chronic Back Pain?

Penney Cowan: Founder and Executive Director, American Chronic Pain Association
Living with Back Pain: How Can Health Providers Understand the Patient’s Pain?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: November 2014
More Than Skin Deep: Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis and Other Liability Issues

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Amato A. DeLuca, JD: Founding Partner, DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd.
How Can a Failure to Diagnose Skin Cancer Be Proven?

Christopher R. Shea, MD: Eugene J. Van Scott Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Dermatology, The University of Chicago Medicine
How Does Ultraviolet Radiation Affect the Skin?

 

Medical Law Perspectives Report: December 2014
Beyond the Holiday Blues: When Depression Leads to Liability

EXPERTS IN THIS REPORT
Alan J. Lipman, JD, PhD: Founder and Director, Center for the Study of Violence, Georgetown University; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Founder, Washington Psychotherapy
What Proof Must Be Presented in a Medical Malpractice Action for the Failure to Diagnose Depression?

Alies Muskin: Executive Director, Anxiety and Depression Association of America
What Can Be Done to Prevent Depression and Suicide Among Military Personnel?

Esam Z. Dajani, PhD, FACG: President and Founder, IDDC Corporation; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago
How Do Antidepressants Act, What Are Their Adverse Effects, and What Harm Is Associated with These Drugs?

 

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Table of Contents

Guidance by the Experts
January 2014: Prescription Painkillers: Risks for Patients, Pharmacists, and Physicians

February 2014: Congenital Heart Conditions: How Infants, Adults, and Healthcare Providers Handle the Risks

March 2014: Blood Draws, Testing, Transfusions: Venipuncture Injury, Inaccurate Results, Tainted Blood - The Liability Risks

April 2014: Danger and Controversy: Lyme Disease Liability Risks

May 2014: Diabetes and Its Complications: Malpractice and Other Liability Issues

June 2014: Physician and Manufacturer Risks for Pain Pump Injuries: Malpractice, Negligence, and Products Liability

July 2014: Injuries Resulting From Laser Procedures: Risks for Physicians, Technicians, and Manufacturers

August 2014: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders: Malpractice in Diagnosis and Treatment

September 2014: Hepatitis: Provider Malpractice and Patient Injury

October 2014: Backaches and Court Battles: When Chronic Back Pain Leads to Litigation

November 2014: More Than Skin Deep: Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis and Other Liability Issues

December 2014: Beyond the Holiday Blues: When Depression Leads to Liability


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