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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: West Virginia Legislature Changes Medical Professional Liability Act
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Paul K. "Kip" Reese and Jace H. Goins During its recent 2015 session, the West Virginia Legislature passed significant tort reform measures affecting Long Term Care (LTC) providers. These measures largely involve changes to the West Virginia... Read More

Bench Trial Concludes In Case Over Coverage For Excess Skin Removal (Watch The Video)
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

ALAMEDA, Calif. — (Mealey’s)The bench trial in a class suit brought by members accusing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of violating California Health and Safety Code Section 1367.63 by denying all requests for surgery to remove excess... Read More

False Claims Act Amendments: Increased Exposures For Health Care Providers
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by Dan Bailey

One of the biggest liability exposures for healthcare providers has been claims by the federal government relating to alleged Medicare fraud and abuse practices under the False Claim Act and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009. These statutory... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Review Liability Expansion In False Claim/Kickbacks Case
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5 said that it will not review a federal appeals court ruling that found that an orthopedic device company could be sued for false claims and kickbacks based on certification by health care providers that... Read More