Category Archives: Malpractice

Medical Cannabis – Myth, medicine, or malpractice?

By: Paul R. DeMuro, PhD and Dr. Jose Valdes, PharmD, BCPP Medical cannabis or cannabinoids (or medical marijuana as some like to call it) is now a reality in Florida.  Although it can only be recommended for certain maladies and … Continue reading

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The law of unintended consequences: Will ACOs and clinical integration increase malpractice liability?

By: Stephen Siegel The emphasis on the coordinated delivery of health care items and services is the touchstone of the emerging health care delivery system. Accountable care organizations, clinically integrated delivery systems, patient-centered medical homes, bundled payment initiatives, etc. (collectively … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to Florida’s Medical Malpractice Laws

By: Melissa Goldman On June 5, 2013, Governor Rick Scott signed into law SB 1792, making Florida one of the toughest states in which to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. The new law legislatively reverses the Florida Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

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What To Do About Potential Whistleblowers at Your Facility

By: Anne Novick Branan The threat for health care providers of qui tam actions, also known as whistleblower lawsuits, under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) is very real these days. Tough economic times and recent changes in the FCA … Continue reading

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The Opportunities and Challenges of Telemedicine: Part 2

By Vanessa Reynolds Telemedicine has been a boon to patients and providers, but can expose the parties to risks that are unique to this area. Managing the parties’ expectations and establishing their respective obligations through clear communications, regulatory compliance and … Continue reading

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Lester Perling Quoted in Article from the Center for Public Integrity

Lester Perling, a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel and a member of the Firm’s Health Law and White Collar Civil and Criminal Fraud Defense Practice Groups, was recently quoted in an article published by the Center for … Continue reading

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The Opportunities and Challenges of Telemedicine: Part 1

By Vanessa Reynolds Telemedicine, or the use of technology/telecommunications for the delivery of healthcare services when the healthcare practitioner and the patient are not in the same physical location, is growing in popularity across the nation. The potential benefits of … Continue reading

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Corporate Compliance Officer Liability Under the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

By Gabriel Imperato and Tara Epstein The aggressive prosecution of individuals in health care fraud cases continues and is reflected by the criminal and civil penalties imposed on corporate executives, including individual owners, officers, or managing employees, holding them personally … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to Florida Law Affect Health Care Professionals Charged in Criminal Cases

By Elizabeth Perez The war on health care fraud continues to be front and center in Florida. Effective as of July 1, 2012, laws enacted this legislative session amend the draconian licensure penalties (enacted in 2009) for health care professionals … Continue reading

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