MITIGATING RISK IN LIGHT OF COVID-RELATED LITIGATION

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Written By: Mitchell J. Surface
Online Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          The COVID-19 crisis has drastically impacted businesses around the world. More specifically, it has severely impacted the compliance officers of healthcare organizations at all levels. In addition, the disrupted economy and sudden change in the “standard of care” has also critically affected employees. Not surprising then, whistleblower (“qui tam) actions and employment related litigation is on the rise, with June recording a 43% explosion of workplace claims.[i] Continue reading “MITIGATING RISK IN LIGHT OF COVID-RELATED LITIGATION”

The Complexity of the Discovery Rule in Medical Device Cases & the Power of a Statute of Repose:

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Written By: Alex Messmore
Senior Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          Most people are familiar with the concept of a statute of limitations.  However, most people have not had experience with the statute of limitation’s scary big brother, the Statute of Repose. Continue reading “The Complexity of the Discovery Rule in Medical Device Cases & the Power of a Statute of Repose:”

Ransomware’s Attack on the Healthcare Industry: Privacy & Security Issues

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Written By: Mitchell J. Surface
Online Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          Ransomware is the “fastest growing malware threat.”[1]  In 2019, it generated $7.5 billion in attacks against businesses.[2]  Ransomware “refers to a type of malware [malicious software] used by attackers that first encrypts files and then attempts to extort money in return for the [decryption] key to unlock the files by demanding a ‘ransom.’” Continue reading “Ransomware’s Attack on the Healthcare Industry: Privacy & Security Issues”