Medicare & Medicaid

Fraudulent Concealment of Medical Malpractice in New Mexico

Missing the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice lawsuit will bar your claim with few exceptions. Fraudulent concealment is one of those exceptions. What is Fraudulent Concealment? Fraudulent concealment is the concealment of wrongdoing or negligence by a defendant so that a victim of wrongdoing or negligence misses the statute of limitations. Medical malpractice…

Only Financial Penalties for Negligent Medical Providers Improve Patient Safety

Recent headlines indicate that fewer Americans are dying from hospital errors.  The headline from U.S. Today read “50,000 Fewer Deaths Caused by Hospitals.”  That’s good news for patients. However, it is not near enough.  Looking at the report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it is…

CMS’ List of Inexcusable Hospital-Acquired Conditions Targeted for Non-Payment

The epidemic of hospital-acquired illnesses has been ongoing for quite some time.  In fact, it seems to grow worse with each passing year. In the landmark 1999 study from the Institute of Medicine, it was estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans died each year as a result of preventable medical error.  Those estimates have…

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