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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Alleged Wrongful Death in a Patient Undergoing a Renal Biopsy

PRI secured a defense verdict on behalf of a nephrologist, a nephrology professional corporation, and a nurse practitioner in a case involving the alleged wrongful death of a 53 year old patient involving the discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy in order that a renal biopsy be performed. The descendant-plaintiff had a history [...]

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Physician Discussion Group – March

We welcome you to attend the March 20th PRI Physician Discussion Group! Interested physicians should call the PRI Education Department at 516-277-4326 to register. According to research by Colin West, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic physicians saw improvements in meaning and engagement with their work when they attended facilitated discussion groups focusing [...]

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Employment Contracts – Beware of the Internet!

Many of my clients feel the need to save some money by using an employment contract they found on the internet. They are not state specific. The law in New York differs from the law in Pennsylvania. Physician are not trained in contract law. Does the contract state under which state [...]

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PRI Webinar – Surviving A State Administrative Investigation

PRI WEBINAR Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT To register for this event, click here. An investigation from the NY state licensing board, otherwise known as the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), can have serious consequences on a physician's license, practice, and livelihood. This is why [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Subdural Hematoma

PRI secured a defense verdict on behalf of an internist/rheumatologist and a nurse practitioner in Queens County Supreme Court in a case involving an allegation of a delayed diagnosis of a subdural hematoma resulting in neurological impairment. The plaintiff was a 45 year old man who received general medical care at [...]

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Federal Anti-Kickback Act

How many of you work for a medical group as an independent contractor? Now, how many of you also work for a straight percentage of the patients seen? In other words, you are not getting a W-2 at the end of the year. Well, you may very well be in violation [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Pediatric Case of an Intracranial Tumor

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two pediatricians and their limited liability corporation in a case involving an alleged delay in the diagnosis of a large symptomatic meningioma in a nine year old boy requiring surgery and causing alleged postoperative neurological deficits. The patient followed at the defendants’ pediatric [...]

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HIPAA

Having had close relatives recently in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, I have gotten to observe up close, the handling of protected health information (PHI). Frankly, the medical and ancillary personnel had a rather cavalier attitude in the area of PHI. Discussions using patients’ names went on with no regard for who [...]

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The Danger of Mixing Opioids with Benzodiazepines

For those of my readers that treat pain and various psychiatric conditions, it is important to be aware that the CDC and all state licensing administrative bodies frown upon mixing opioids with benzodiazepines. Both are respiratory depressants. Many prescribers still mix these two medications. Has the patient been using both for [...]

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CAIPA Fall Celebration with PRI Attorney Presentation

PRI will be at the Chinese American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA) Fall Celebration on Thursday November 15, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. The event will be taking place at Park Asia Restaurant 6521 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11220 In addition to food and festivities provided by CAIPA, CAIPA will also [...]

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