All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta & Matthew J. AshleyOctober 2004In June, the United States Supreme Court decided an important Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., preemption case.
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta & Nicole PoirierJune 2004Reversing a district court judgment for plaintiffs, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that there is no common law duty to be a Good Samaritan and no implied right of private action under the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, 325 ILCS 5/1 et seq. In this case, a babysitter providing services to a navy family, abused the child and then brought him to the naval hospital claiming he fell down the stairs.
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta & Nicole PoirierMarch 2004A recent Illinois federal district court decision addresses issues of access to mental health facilities by the plaintiff, a federally-funded protection and advocacy (P&A) agency.
General Accounting Office-Specialty hospital studiesMarch 2004Editor's Note: The recent emergence of so-called "specialty hospitals," most of which are for-profit ventures with significant physician ownership and involvement, has generated controversy as well as litigation in several states including Arkansas, Ohio, and South Dakota.