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April 2009 - Posts

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Beware the Collector
April 30, 2009 9:49 AM by Tony DeWitt
Fred Day (not his real name) is a client of mine. He works in health care. He worked long hours, and saved, and bought a home, and had a nice new car. Then, in just a few weeks in 2005, it all fell apart. The radiology group he worked for closed and he Read More...
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The Need For Close Supervision
April 29, 2009 3:50 PM by Tony DeWitt
Several recent medical-legal issues make it apparent that one of the key things every nursing or medical facility should do is supervise staff very closely. Not only should registered nurses look carefully after what aides and LPNs do, but day shift supervisors, Read More...
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How Could He Know That?
April 20, 2009 2:44 PM by Tony DeWitt
Sometimes the life of a lawyer is a difficult life. When I was a health care worker, about the most significant conflict I ever had was with a doctor or a nurse over what to do in a given situation. Usually disagreements like that are resolved by deferring Read More...
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Shame on JAMA
April 9, 2009 10:28 AM by Tony DeWitt
The Journal of the American Medical Association has always been one of those prestigious publications cited by news media and by courts and lawyers in support of science or medical issues. I have frequently cited articles from its pages in support of Read More...
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    A.L. "Tony" DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC
    Occupation: Attorney
    Setting: Jefferson City, Mo.
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