Michigan's non-economic damages cap ruled constitutional; the cap applies to EMTALA claims - ED Legal Letter - Oct 01, 2006

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Faculty

Executive Editor
Larry Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Professor
Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Nurse Planner
Theresa Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC
Director
Emergency and Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, IL

Contributing Editors
Staci Kusterbeck

Megan Cosgrove
Centers for Medicare and Medical Services
Washington, DC

Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP
President
Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc.
Charlotte, NC;
Vice President
Emergency Physicians Insurance Co., Inc.
Auburn, CA

Managing Editor
Martha Jo Dendinger
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
AHC Media

Subjects:

  • Michigan's non-economic damages cap ruled constitutional; the cap applies to EMTALA claims
  • The biggest liability risks in the ED during disasters
  • Statute of limitations: How it affects ED cases
  • Special Report: Striking the Balance: HIPAA & the ED

Objectives:

  • Identify legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, physicians, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into the ED practitioner's daily practices

Financial Disclosure:

The following individuals disclose that they have no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study: Larry Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP (executive editor), Theresa Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC (nurse planner), Staci Kusterbeck (contributing editor), Megan Cosgrove (contributing editor), Martha Jo Dendinger (Managing Editor) and Glen Harris (Editorial Group Head). Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP (contributing editor), discloses that he is President, Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC; and he serves on the Board of Governors and committees of the Emergency Physicians Insurance Co., Inc., Auburn, CA.

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