If you are having trouble reading this email, you may view the online version.

May 2013

Physicians Improve Their Bedside Manner -- Because it Makes "Cents"

bedside mannerBy Scott Rees and William Ezzell

Recent studies have shown that medical providers can drastically reduce medical malpractice suits by simply exercising better bedside manner. Bedside manner and the way providers communicate (or fail to communicate) is increasingly being scrutinized as a way to help reform the health care industry in the form of lowering health care costs.

Read Article

NLRB Provides Guidance on Investigation Confidentiality Policies

Workplace SilenceBy Anthony Del Rio

In July 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that a blanket policy requiring confidentiality during all internal workplace investigations violates employees’ rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The ruling represented a somewhat conflicting position, because one of the primary reasons confidentiality provisions were put in place was to protect employees and witnesses from retaliation.

Read Article

New HIPAA Rule Brings Sweeping Changes

Locked FilesBy David Cole

The wait is over. The new HIPAA omnibus rule that the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued in January officially took effect on March 22, 2013. This means that covered entities, business associates, and subcontractors have limited time to ensure compliance.

Read Article

Click below to
subscribe to FMG's blogs:

Business Litigation Blog

Construction & Surety Law Blog

Cyber, Privacy & Security Blog

Employment Law Blog (US)

Employment Law Blog - CA

Employment Law Blog - FL

Employment Law Blog - GA

Employment Law Blog - NC

Employment Law Blog - PA and NJ

Financial Services and Securities Litigation Blog

Government Law Blog

Government Relations Blog

HOA Blog

Immigration & I-9 Services Blog

Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Blog

Life Sciences Blog

Medical & Health Care Blog

Professional Liability & MPL Blog

Transportation Blog

Wage & Hour Blog

Learn more about FMG

About Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP is a leading national litigation firm, serving clients through its practice groups in CGL and Business Liability, Commercial and Complex Litigation, Construction and Design Law, Financial Services and Transactions, Government Law, Government Relations, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Labor and Employment Law, and Professional Liability. With offices in Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Florida, FMG attorneys serve as trusted counsel to corporations and governments throughout the country, providing practical, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for legal issues. For more information about FMG, visit www.fmglaw.com.


Information conveyed in this presentation should not be construed as legal advice or represent any specific or binding policy or procedure of any organization. Information provided in this presentation is for educational purposes only. These materials are written in a general format and not intended to be advice applicable to any specific circumstance. Legal opinions may vary when based on subtle factual distinctions. All rights reserved. No part of this presentation may be reproduced, published or posted without the written permission of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.
All rights reserved. Copyright © 2016 Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP