Category Archives: Health Law

Avoiding Advanced Dementia with a VSED Directive

Anyone who has taken even a cursory look at the medical and bioethics literature knows that leaving advance instructions to stop food and fluids by mouth is complicated.  Several organizations have developed and published planning tools. But their validity has not been confirmed by any legislature, regulator, or court. Nevertheless, there is a widespread and keen interest in avoiding advanced dementia.  I discussed the available options, this afternoon, in Solana Beach, California. This is Faye Girsh, president of the Hemlock Society, introducing me.  .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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BREAKING UPDATE: Jury Clears Plane Manufacturer at Trial Over Crash That Injured 2

 Stock image. Update: Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Friday afternoon found Daher-Socata and Socata North America were not at fault for the 2014 plane crash that injured a Georgia physician and her husband, the plane's pilot. The verdict, reached after more than eight hours of deliberations in Florida's 17th Judicial Circuit, cleared the French plane manufacturer and its North American subsidiary on plaintiff's design defect, failure-to-warn, and negligence claims. Attorneys for the couple had sought more than $15 million in damages. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ohio judge finds unconstitutional state law requiring some medical marijuana licenses go to minority-owned businesses

As reported in this local article, this week "a Franklin County judge threw out a state law requiring that at least 15 percent of cultivation licenses go to businesses owned or controlled by African Americans, Asians, American Indians, Hispanics or Latinos." Here is more on the ruling and reactions thereto:…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/ibBiZa3twJ8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ohio House of Representatives passes 6 week abortion ban

WLWT5 (Nov. 15, 2018): 'Heartbeat bill,' which puts limits on abortions, passes through Ohio House: On Thursday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a "fetal heartbeat" bill which would ban abortions as soon a fetal heartbeat is detected which can….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Keys to Navigating Enforcement Risks & Legal Pitfalls When Owning & Operating Your Medical Spa

Many doctors are trying to cash in on the beauty of operating a medical. For some doctors, the attraction is doing work that patients appreciate. Other doctors think the hours are better and that the doctor is in more control of the practice. Often doctors who work in different professions such as pain management, dentistry, or plastic surgery see operating a medical spa as an opportunity to make additional money while running two practices. Whatever the reasons for starting a medical spa, there are many legal pitfalls that must be addressed. Violations of the laws can mean a loss of your medical license, fines, penalties, and even possible imprisonment. Physicians should seek the counsel of an experienced medical spa attorney for the state where they practice medicine. MEDICAL SPA LEGAL ISSUES: A PRIMER FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS MEDICAL SPA LEGAL COMPLIANCE ISSUES GET YOU DOWN? TRY THESE LEGAL….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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