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The Captive Medical Malpractice Insurance Company Alternative, James A. Christopherson Jan 1996

The Captive Medical Malpractice Insurance Company Alternative, James A. Christopherson

Annals of Health Law

Health care providers, driven by skyrocketing premiums, are seeking alternatives to conventional medical malpractice insurance. Captive malpractice insurance companies are an increasingly popular choice, but providers should consider tax, regulatory, and other consequences before adopting this option.


The Marshfield Clinic Case: The Sound Of A Broken Record, Kevin Mcdonald Jan 1996

The Marshfield Clinic Case: The Sound Of A Broken Record, Kevin Mcdonald

Annals of Health Law

Defense counsel for Marshfield Clinic explains why he believes the trial court record was inadequate to support the plaintiffs' claims and offers an insider's perspective on Judge Posner's opinion.


The Embryonic Self-Evaluative Privilege: A Primer For Health Care Lawyers, Thomas F. O'Neil Iii, Adam H. Charnes Jan 1996

The Embryonic Self-Evaluative Privilege: A Primer For Health Care Lawyers, Thomas F. O'Neil Iii, Adam H. Charnes

Annals of Health Law

In an era in which health care fraud is a top law enforcement priority, internal audits by health care entities are increasingly important. While the self-evaluative privilege, intended to encourage voluntary, confidential self-analysis, offers some protection of such sommunications, its scope is restricted.


Investigational Treatments: Coverage, Controversy, And Consensus, Mary Ader Jan 1996

Investigational Treatments: Coverage, Controversy, And Consensus, Mary Ader

Annals of Health Law

Medical and legal controversies surrounding payment for investigative treatments abound. The debate should be moved from the legal to the medical arena, and health plans should support the quest for scientific evidence by contributing to well-conceived clinical trials in appropriate circumstances.


Equicare: A Model For Quality Health Care And Consumer Choice In State Health System Reform, Lois Snyder Jan 1996

Equicare: A Model For Quality Health Care And Consumer Choice In State Health System Reform, Lois Snyder

Annals of Health Law

Equicare is a proposed market-based, proconsumer approach to state health care reform. While it was developed for a gubernatorial primary race in Pennsylvania, it addresses problems that arise in every state, including incomplete access, inadequacies in public programs, and inefficiencies in care.


Beyond Baby M: International Perspectives On Gestational Surrogacy And The Demise Of The Unitary Biological Mother, Todd M. Krim Jan 1996

Beyond Baby M: International Perspectives On Gestational Surrogacy And The Demise Of The Unitary Biological Mother, Todd M. Krim

Annals of Health Law

Gestational surrogacy raises a host of legal and ethical issues. A review of state, federal, and international response, both legislative and judicial, to these issues reveals that the United States would benefit from comprehensive federal legislation regulating the reproductive technology field.


Foreword, John D. Blum Jan 1996

Foreword, John D. Blum

Annals of Health Law

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Annals Of Health Law Jan 1996

Table Of Contents, Annals Of Health Law

Annals of Health Law

No abstract provided.


Legal And Political Issues Facing Telemedicine, Kathleen M. Vyborny Jan 1996

Legal And Political Issues Facing Telemedicine, Kathleen M. Vyborny

Annals of Health Law

The emergence of telemedicine-medical diagnosis and treatment via telecommunications-offers the promise of reduced cost, improved patient outcomes, and greater access to quality medical care. But a variety of legal barriers to telemedicine must be addressed to assure its effective use.


Rights Of The Terminally Ill Patient, John Hodgson Jan 1996

Rights Of The Terminally Ill Patient, John Hodgson

Annals of Health Law

An examination of the rights in the United Kingdom of terminally ill patients, both competent and incompetent, shows the struggle courts face.


Causation Issues In Medical Malpractice: A United Kingdom Perspective, Marc S. Stauch Jan 1996

Causation Issues In Medical Malpractice: A United Kingdom Perspective, Marc S. Stauch

Annals of Health Law

In the United Kingdom, the most difficult aspect of proving a medical malpractice claim may be establishing causation-the link between the medical professional's breach of duty and the patient's damages. Because the traditional "but for" test unfairly burdens the plaintiff, a rule such as the "loss of chance" doctrine would be more equitable.


National Repositories Of Information: A Comparison Of The National Practitioner Data Bank In The United States And The National Confidential Enquiry Into Perioperative Deaths In The United Kingdom, Gail Daubert Jan 1996

National Repositories Of Information: A Comparison Of The National Practitioner Data Bank In The United States And The National Confidential Enquiry Into Perioperative Deaths In The United Kingdom, Gail Daubert

Annals of Health Law

Both the United States and the United Kingdom have created national data banks intended to improve the quality of medical care by identifying and reducing medical errors. A comparison of the United States' National Practitioner Data Bank to the United Kingdom's National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths sheds insight on how well these goals are being met.


Assessing Hospital Cooperation Laws, James F. Blumstein Jan 1996

Assessing Hospital Cooperation Laws, James F. Blumstein

Loyola Consumer Law Review

No abstract provided.


Assisted Reproductive Technology - Legal Issues In Procreation, Roger J. Chin M.D. Jan 1996

Assisted Reproductive Technology - Legal Issues In Procreation, Roger J. Chin M.D.

Loyola Consumer Law Review

No abstract provided.


Secrecy And Genetics In Adoption Law And Practice, Demosthenes A. Lorandos Jan 1996

Secrecy And Genetics In Adoption Law And Practice, Demosthenes A. Lorandos

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Peculiar Place Of Adolescents In The Hiv-Aids Epidemic: Unusual Progress & Usual Inadequacies In "Adolescent Jurisprudence", Roger J.R. Levesque Jan 1996

The Peculiar Place Of Adolescents In The Hiv-Aids Epidemic: Unusual Progress & Usual Inadequacies In "Adolescent Jurisprudence", Roger J.R. Levesque

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal

No abstract provided.