In the wake of additional litigation being filed against an Omaha doctor for alleged inappropriate touching of a patient (Inappropriate Touching Lawsuit), it is useful to consider the issues that are triggered by allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other sexual misconduct in the healthcare environment. The nature and extent of the allegations in the Nebraska cases are by no...Read More
A medical professional (Physician, APRN, Physician Assistant, et cetera) entering into an employment arrangement is often handed an employment agreement as the first step in the process. This article includes some guidance on the process and issues that arise in the employment contracting process.
Letter of Intent
In many business situations, negotiating the terms of an agreement starts with a...Read More
Due to the presence of the Internet, patients unpleased with a visit to their physician now have the ability to go online with complaints and posting — often anonymously — critiques of physicians, in much the same way that a traveler can rate hotels on websites such as TripAdvisor.com.
In the past five years more than 40 Websites, such as RateMDs.com, Angie’s List, Yelp,...Read More
While an increasing number of physicians are interested in selling their practices to a hospital, it is important to remember that the sale of a practice takes extensive planning. Whether you are interested in selling your practice due to the challenges of maintaining a private practice, to capitalize on strategic opportunities, or for other reasons, you need to consider a number of issues....Read More
Every surgeon in Nebraska should be aware that he or she – not the hospital – bears the entire legal responsibility for obtaining a patient’s informed consent prior to surgery (except in cases where the hospital is actually the surgeon’s employer). Therefore, non-employee surgeons should never simply rely on a hospital to perform the consent function.
It was not always clear in...Read More