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10/16/2017 - 9:29am

The medal is presented annually to an NAM member outside of the health and medical sciences to honor their distinguished service and for their contributions to the NAM’s mission

10/16/2017 - 6:00am

October 16, 2017 5:00 PM Hauser Hall, Room 104 Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA Presentation: “Cops, Docs, and Code: A Dialogue Between Big Data in Health Care and Predictive Policing” by I. Glenn Cohen & Harry S. Graver … Continue reading →

10/15/2017 - 3:30am

Earlier this year, I argued that courts are becoming more receptive to tort claims when clinicians administer life-sustaining treatments contrary to patient wishes or instructions.  The New York Times picked up on my piece. Now, the New Jersey Law Journal reports that yet another case has joined this trend.  

10/15/2017 - 3:30am

Earlier this year, I argued that courts are becoming more receptive to tort claims when clinicians administer life-sustaining treatments contrary to patient wishes or instructions.  The New York Times picked up on my piece. Now, the New Jersey Law Journal reports that yet another case has joined this trend.  

Morris County, NJ Superior Court Judge W. Hunt Dumont declined to grant summary judgment in favor of defendants, Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Andrew Youseff and several nurses for their role in prolonging the life of Suzanna Stica. “Defendants violated Ms. Stica’s rights when they resuscitated her against the clear directives.” 

Despite those orders, the defendants resuscitated Stica after she went into cardiac arrest. She lived another six months before she finally died. During that time, she experienced pain and suffering.

10/21/2017 - 11:05pm
Et si les traitements contre le vieillissement arrivaient plus vite que prévu ?
10/14/2017 - 10:51am

By Nicolas Terry and Frank Pasquale Subscribe to TWIHL here! This week’s guest is Michelle M. Mello, Professor of Law and of Health Research & Policy at Stanford University. She is the author of more than 150 articles and book chapters on the medical malpractice … Continue reading →

10/14/2017 - 9:21am

Clinicians at King's College Hospital say that giving further intensive care treatment to seven-month-old Isaiah Haastrup is "futile, burdensome and not in his best interests."

The baby's parents, Takesha Thomas and Lanre Hasstrup, want his treatment ...

10/14/2017 - 9:21am

Clinicians at King's College Hospital say that giving further intensive care treatment to seven-month-old Isaiah Haastrup is "futile, burdensome and not in his best interests."

10/14/2017 - 8:40am

Hassan Rasouli

After the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Rasouli, clinicians across Canada have generally been "chilled" from standing up to surrogates who demanded potentially inappropriate life-sustaining treatment.  But two new cases s...

10/14/2017 - 8:40am

Hassan Rasouli

The first case concerns Darlene Crayne who was at Chinook Regional Hospital outside Calgary. Clinicians planned to remove her ventilator. The family obtained a temporary restraining order, but ultimately withdrew their application for a court injunction when they realized they would probably lose....