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Hospital Answer Stricken for Destroying Paper Medical Record after Scanning into the EMR
Category: Health Care, Litigation
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Arkansas Court of Appeals handed down an opinion affirming a severe sanction against a hospital in a medical malpractice case. The trial court had stricken the hospital’s answer, where hospital personnel destroyed the patient’s paper medical chart, after scanning…
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Defense Verdict in Third Xarelto Bellwether Trial
Category: Litigation, Products Liability
On Friday, August 18, 2017, following a two-week trial, a Mississippi jury returned a defense verdict in the third of four bellwether trials scheduled in the In re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation MDL proceedings. After a little over three hours of deliberations, the jury found…
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Arkansas Legislature Lifts Some Burdens to Effective Physician Peer Review
Category: Health Care, Litigation
Peer review is the process by which doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers review the performance of their peers to identify potential problems, improve patient care, and, in some instances, remove a physician or other healthcare provider from a hospital’s medical staff. Volunteer…
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Arkansas Legislature Passes a Bill to Limit Private Claims under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
Category: Litigation
Arkansas has taken a big step toward creating a more business-friendly climate by amending the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA). House Bill 1742 was sent to Governor Hutchinson on Friday for his signature. This bill changes the ADTPA in three important ways. First, it clarifies that…
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