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Handling patient records in bankruptcy (access required)

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When a health care business files for bankruptcy, legal requirements for the handling of patient records can quickly become the focal point. “Health care business” is defined broadly under a body of federal statutes known as the Bank­ruptcy Code. The ...

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‘Suspicious’ Rx led to a lawsuit (access required)

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Tighter rules on some kinds of drug prescriptions have put pharma­cists and law enforcement on alert for efforts to evade controls. Some­times their suspicions can lead to lawsuits, as in a recent case in Richmond federal court. Plaintiff Eve Davis ...

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A record in Augusta County (access required)

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A pastor who claimed negligent knee surgery forced the amputation of her right leg won a $1.75 million verdict against her doctor in a community known for conservative juries. The Dec. 15 verdict appeared to tie the largest ever tort ...

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Judge strikes doc’s noncompete pact (access required)

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A popular Roanoke Valley allergist is free to practice in that community under a ruling by a circuit court judge. The judge concluded that a noncompete agreement with the doctor’s former practice group was flawed both by vague terminology and ...

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