Jan 23 2015

Fair Is Fair, Unless You’re A Victim Of Medical Malpractice

It’s that time of year when my office gets reminders in the mail about what we must have posted and visible to all employees.  They are entitled, by law, to be apprised of their rights if they hurt themselves here, or become too ill to work.  That’s through Worker’s Compensation and through disability benefits. Posters […]

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Jan 14 2015

The Foreseeability of Accidental Shootings

A couple of weeks ago, a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his own mother while she shopped in an Idaho Walmart. By all accounts, the mother was a smart, professional and otherwise responsible woman. The infant had managed to unzip a specially-designed gun compartment in his mother’s purse, from which he withdrew the gun […]

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Jan 3 2015

How Is Profiting From Non-Consensual TV Coverage of a Patient’s Death Not “Outrageous” Enough?

A recent New York Times article entitled “Dying in the E.R., and on TV” raises troubling issues concerning patient privacy and the emotional distress suffered by a family already hurt by the death of its patriarch. In April, 2011, ABC-TV’s hospital-based reality show, “NY Med,” was filming inside NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center the night Mark Chanko was […]

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