Drug testing upon employment is a fairly common practice across a variety of industries from blue collar manufacturing jobs to corporate administration. Additionally, many employers have developed policies around random drug testing.
An expert witness can make or break a malpractice case. Expert witnesses in the medical field are viewed as knowledgeable sources who review cases using known standards of care to determine whether or not fault lies with a physician during a particular procedure.
The Court of Appeals of Iowa (the “Court”) reversed a lower court’s decision and ordered the Iowa Board of Medicine (the “Board”) to dismiss a disciplinary action against a physician stemming from incidents involving alcohol dependency.
The Supreme Court of the State of Washington (the “Court”) remanded a trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment in favor of a physician requesting a hospital to disclose the record of its investigation into his medical practice under the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA).