Podcast category: Medical Law

Workers Comp Matters

Medical Marijuana at Work: The Side Effects for Workers’ Compensation

With recreational and medical use of marijuana now approved in some states, concerns of workplace use are being raised. The impacts of this trend range from employee right to treatment and increased employer liability to OSHA regulations and ADA holdings. On this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce discusses these issues along with medical studies, toxicology reports, and the intoxication defense with experts Jim Andrews and Albert Randall.

Jim Andrews has served as an executive in the pharmacy industry for the past 30 years. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Healthcare Solutions and a frequent presenter on industry topics. He is also a renowned writer and thought leader in pharmacy journals.

Albert Randall is a principal at Franklin & Prokopik where his practice concentrates in employer defense for labor and employment, workers’ compensation, tort liability, administrative and regulatory matters, and general civil litigation. He is also a member of the National Defense Lawyers Network and counsel to Maryland Motor Truck Association.

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Ringler Radio

Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments

 

Patient safety is essential when it comes to a hospital environment and there has been great progress with methods to increase safety and reduce risk. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen along with colleague,  John Machir and guest, Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq., Chief Risk Counsel and Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience at Children’s National Medical Center, talk about the next big frontier in patient safety and the overall impact on patients.

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Digital Detectives

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry: Lessons for Law Firms

The first thing guest Alan Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. In this edition of Digital Detectives, your hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Goldberg to discuss the usual reasons for a breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more.

Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association, he teaches Health Law and Health and Information Technology as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, and George Mason University School of Law.

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Workers Comp Matters

Medical Treatment Guidelines for Injured Workers

Medical Treatment Guidelines are a list of procedures each state mandates to use when treating injured workers. The goal is for these guidelines to aid faster and better treatment for patients. The underlying issue is that they are crafted to cater to the general population based on trials and clinical tests, which allows for errors and variable factors. In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters your host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce, invites Michael Gruber to discuss Medical Treatment Guidelines, how strict and effective the guidelines tend to be, and the risks of cost-shifting medical fees.

Michael Gruber recently finished Medical Treatment Guidelines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He is a practicing attorney for Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton, and Romano, LLP, where he handles workers compensation cases for the firm. In 2012, Mr. Gruber was named as the chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association and he is a member of numerous workers’-compensation-centered organizations.