What is the effect of Ciox Health v. Azar on HITECH letters?

Analysis of HITECH letters

In this article, Kastorf Law analyzes the effect of the Ciox decision on HITECH letters. Kurt Kastorf regularly co-counsels with Georgia trial attorneys on their most difficult matters. Learn more about his embedded trial practice here. What is the impact of Ciox v. Azar on obtaining medical records via HITECH letter? What impact will Ciox […]

Make a medical billing expert irrelevant with one question . . . asked of someone else.

Dealing with a medical billing expert

Defense counsel in personal injury trials are increasingly relying on medical billing experts to argue that clients’ medical bills are unreasonable. L. Lamar Blount, for example, has been popular among Georgia defense counsel recently. Why are medical billing experts even relevant? One might ask why reasonableness of medical bills is even an issue for the […]

Does Premises Liability Law Apply to a Vehicle Accident on a Job Site?

Kastorf Law helped secure a reversal on appeal in a case involving a forklift injury on a jobsite.

Kurt Kastorf is happy to report a nice victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for Jeff Helms and his client, Michael Newcomb. Mr. Newcomb was picking up a delivery of corn at Spring Creek’s facility when one of its employers severely injured him with a forklift. The district court dismissed the […]

What to Do When a Defense Expert Claims a Medical Procedure Was Unnecessary

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What to Do When a Defense Expert Claims a Medical Procedure Was Unnecessary A useful practice pointer from Scott Campbell this morning at the Fried Rogers Goldberg Workshop: When the defense has a credible medical expert offer an opinion in a deposition that a procedure was unnecessary, one strategy is to push that expert on whether recommending the procedure […]

Do a Small Number of Physicians Account for Most Medical Malpractice Claims?

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A study in the New England Journal of Medicine supports what most trial attorneys know intuitively. A substantial portion of malpractice claims are concentrated among a small number of physicians. This result is consistent with the fact that very few malpractice claims result in settlement, and even fewer go to trial. The majority of these claims are […]