Joan Rivers’ Death Puts Liability Spotlight on Outpatient Surgery Centers

ASC LIABILITY ISSUES

Comedienne Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest while being treated at an ASC, or outpatient surgery center and died a week later after lapsing into a coma. As a result, ASCs are in the media and regulatory spotlight for a variety of legal issues, including doctor referrals, standards of care and how they are run, often not […]

Personal Liability Insurance Umbrella Policies Remain Vital Asset Protection for Doctors, Business Owners

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The law, like medicine, offers few absolutes: Personal liability umbrella policies are not a “magic bullet” that either always or never works. Despite their limits, they remain a key tool in your personal asset-protection plan and your most essential (and affordable) first line of defense. We’ve discussed the fact that many doctors and business owners […]

Drug-Based Treatment Liability Issues for Physicians

DRUG LIABILITY

A variety of medical specialties use drug-based treatments administered by the  physician’s office as a routine part of their treatment regimes. This usage presents expanding serious liability issues that require serious consideration  and risk management. The use of specialty-compounded drugs to treat a variety of ailments is on the rise (one recent report says they […]

Asset Protection, Gun Ownership and Parental Liability

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In the tragic and horrifying wake of the recent series of public and school shootings many people are reexamining their rights and duties and parents and gun owners. The essential legal question is, “Am I liable for criminal acts committed by my children?”, in my opinion the answer is generally yes. If an an act […]

Seven Legal Survival Tips for the Office Holiday Party – Asset Protection

HOLIDAY PARTY LIABILITY

Employee liability is a major issue that we are always trying to be proactive about. Most employment liability centers around a lack of clear rules and procedures and perhaps most importantly, a set of well enforced behavioral expectations that they support. Below are some simple tips and issues to consider when planning your business holiday party.

Asset Protection FAIL – NHL Player has Minimum Legal Auto Insurance in Accident

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It’s hard to believe but it’s true. NHL player Matt Moulson (who has  a $9MM Million dollar contract with the New York Islanders) slammed his Escalade  into a Subaru last year and injured the other driver. Not surprisingly, she and her attorney have declined his insurance carrier’s $25,000.00 offer. Yes, $25,000 is all the insurance he was carrying.   […]

Common Fatal Mistakes in Doctor’s and Dentist’s Disability Insurance Claims – Asset Protection

Attorney Edward Comitz

Why Is It So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy? Avoiding Mistakes When Filing a Claim I don’t sell life insurance, but part of the education I provide all clients is the value and limits of the policies they have in place. I have previously covered the use of various kinds of insurance […]