A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.
Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.
In another setback for California advocates of physician aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated last week he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice.
In another setback for California advocates of medical aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated Friday he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice, also known as physician-assisted suicide.
Nursing home and patient advocates alike say a new proposed rule from the CMS forbidding such facilities from requiring residents to sign binding arbitration agreements is long overdue. But some say parts of the proposal might create legal gray areas for patients and facilities.
Many not-for-profit hospitals across the country could lose their tax exemption if the same analysis of for-profit activities is applied to them as a New Jersey Tax Court judge recently used in revoking a Morristown hospital's property-tax exemption, experts say.
The CMS' proposed changes to regulations governing financial relationships between physicians and other providers might make life easier for them in many areas, but could also raise questions in others.
Gary Fingerhut has left the Cleveland Clinic after the FBI told the hospital system that he made financial transactions that violated the hospital system's internal policies.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week acted to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
The crossfire in the feud between the UPMC health system and insurer Highmark has hit another party—hometown newspaper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A nationwide survey of nearly 700 patients who either experienced harm themselves or whose relatives were harmed by medical errors reveals that trust makes a difference in whether those patients and families take legal action.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next term on whether a self-funded insurer should have to turn over certain information to the state of Vermont, a case that could have far-reaching implications over who controls certain healthcare data.