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Winning the Battle Over Medical Record Copying Costs: The Federal HI-Tech Act

By |2016-08-24T14:53:07+00:00August 24th, 2016|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice|

The federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the HI-TECH Act) was passed in 2009 to promote the adoption of electronic medical records.  The Act encompasses many subjects, but some of its provisions can be used to substantially reduce the cost of obtaining electronic copies of medical records.  The Act applies to [...]

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Are You Paying Too Much for Subpoenaed Medical Records?

By |2018-02-13T19:57:32+00:00June 17th, 2016|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Uncategorized|

Any lawyer who routinely purchases medical records as part of their practice is familiar with the ubiquitous $0.75 charge per page.  However, does Public Health Law Section 17 and 18’s provision, requiring medical records be furnished to patients at a maximum of $0.75 per page, apply in the context of subpoenaed medical records?  A reading [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Three

By |2018-02-13T18:10:51+00:00October 19th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Typical interventions to prevent the development of a pressure sore for an at risk resident include routine turning and positioning to off load pressure points, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration, employing pressure relief devices such as a pressure relief mattress or pads or heel protectors, and providing appropriate skin cleaning and skin care. Many of [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Two

By |2018-02-13T18:09:56+00:00October 1st, 2015|Attorney Articles, Nursing Home Negligence|

It is against this backdrop that the pressure sore case must be evaluated. Pressure sores are prevalent in nursing homes because elderly and infirmed residents are often immobile, bed bound or chair bound. A pressure sore develops because of pressure and/or friction over an area of skin, resulting in decreased blood flow to that area. [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part One

By |2018-02-13T18:05:55+00:00September 14th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Pressure ulcers are among the most common injuries suffered by nursing home residents. They can be painful and debilitating, and are horrifying to the resident’s family and to jurors alike. Practitioners should have a basic understanding of the law protecting nursing home residents who develop bed sores and be able to make a preliminary determination [...]

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Your Trusted Partner for Construction Cases

By |2018-02-13T18:03:53+00:00September 4th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Construction Accidents|

      Construction accident cases are expensive, and sometimes quite difficult to prosecute. The amount of experts needed, as well as the time necessary to see things through makes for a fairly challenging proposition. RGLZ has the expertise and resources that you can count on to make sure any construction case is [...]

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A Guide to Openings and Summations: Part Seven

By |2018-02-13T17:52:19+00:00August 21st, 2015|Attorney Articles|

Repackage the Evidence in a Way that is Useful for the Jury More than 2000 years ago, Aristotle wrote about the importance of refreshing the memory of the audience frequently. Nowhere is that dictate more true than in summation. An old trial lawyer's proverb is: "Tell the jury what you expect to prove in opening [...]

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