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Destruction of Medical Records

In a medical malpractice action, the destruction of medical records by a defendant can result in the imposition of punitive damages.  In a recent Second Department case, a jury awarded $7.5 million in punitive damages against a defendant doctor because the proof showed that she had destroyed her handwritten treatment […]

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Telemedicine: Are There Increased Risks with Virtual Doctor Visits?

“Telemedicine” or “Telehealth” are the terms most often used when referring to clinical diagnosis and monitoring that is delivered by technology. Telemedicine encompasses healthcare provided via real time two-way video conferencing; file sharing, including transmission of health history, x-rays, films, or photos; remote patient monitoring; and consumer mobile health apps on smart […]