Your Medical Record Privacy Rights and Remedies

Your Medical Record Privacy Rights and Remedies A group of Spectrum Health medical residents was recently exposed by local media photographing, and commenting on, patient’s body parts during surgery. They were taking photos of organs removed, while the patient was unaware and still on the surgery table and captioning them as a “Price is Right” game on […]

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Harrison v Munson: Three Big Questions Remain Unanswered

The long-awaited decision in Harrison v Munson Medical Center was issued yesterday.  To briefly recap, the patient sued Munson, among others, after she was burned with a Bovie device during surgery.  Munson presented a defense based on habit, routine, and practice evidence (i.e., what health care practitioners usually do), claiming no one involved had any memory of what […]

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The Reasons Why You Will Never See Verdict Amounts on our Website

At Hoffer & Sheremet, we never post verdict amounts on our website after winning a medical or legal malpractice case because we do not want to risk misleading our clients.  No two cases are the same.  There are so many factors that go into a verdict, not to mention that verdicts are usually reduced by the […]

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Insurance Liens and Their Effect On Your Recovery

It is well understood that in a medical malpractice claim, the injured patient may recover out-of-pocket medical expenses when the case settles or goes to trial.  But what about the medical expenses that were covered by the patient’s health insurance provider?  Many injured patients are surprised to learn that their insurance provider has a right to recover all or […]

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Hoffer & Sheremet Wins Monumental Appeal

Hoffer & Sheremet won an appeal in a major case: Swanzy v Spectrum Health Medical Group. In this case, the plaintiff alleged that a medical assistant whose job was to answer phones and convey messages between patient and healthcare provider instead gave bad medical advice. Mrs. Swanzy’s husband was diabetic. The doctor changed his insulin medication. […]

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