Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
A doctor shortage looms. Government is using the False Claims Act against bad care. And major hospitals were just hit with suits over nurses’ pay. So it’s no surprise that hospital counsel should insure against high legal bills.
A Doc in the House? A shortage of doctors is surging toward us, and policy-makers must pay attention immediately. It would be a painful irony if our elected representatives succeeded in providing our seniors access to prescription drugs while watching the number of physicians � those whose medical judgment we need for our prescriptions � decline to crisis proportion. by Michael M. GabaBig Bills for Bad Care Maintaining high-quality care in nursing homes is a vital yet difficult task. To help achieve it, the government has relied upon the federal False Claims Act in lawsuits against nursing homes that provide substandard care. This new tactic is controversial. by Sidney Rocke and Stuart SilvermanCourting the Nurses In its latest attack on corporations, the Service Employees International Union filed four class actions in late June against health care systems in Chicago; San Antonio; Albany, N.Y.; and Memphis, Tenn. A close analysis of these lawsuits reveals the union is using these suits as an organizing tool to try to get more registered nurses to join. by K. Bruce Stickler and Robert W. McCannWho Pays Legal Fees? On June 27 a federal district court struck down the Department of Justice’s efforts to cut off the corporate advancement of attorney fees to former KPMG employees. But in-house lawyers, including those at private and nonprofit entities such as hospitals, should not relax quite yet. by Susan F. Friedman and Hope S. Foster

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.