A physician shortage is a complex concept with many moving variables

Among healthcare industry professionals, a national physician shortage is frequently debated. The rising costs of education and medical malpractice premiums are frequent scapegoats. The Illinois physician community is one where young doctors are asked whether they will remain and practice or seek a in a nearby state, something easier to do with the multi-state licensure […]

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Preventing medical malpractice claims with smart strategies

Physicians and their patients all make their best efforts to exchange information to ensure great patient care. At points in the healthcare process, there can be mistakes leading to dissatisfied patients. In many cases, miscommunication and errors can be corrected with little harm done. In other instances, malpractice complaints are filed. Everyone involved in the […]

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On-duty emergency physicians are liable for damages despite the Good Samaritan Act

In Illinois, the Good Samaritan Act protects individuals giving instructions for aid, or rendering aid to others in emergencies, from civil liability for damages resulting in the process. Simply stated, a bystander or passerby who sees someone with an injury or emergency condition does not have a legal duty to stop and give general or […]

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Avoiding the pitfalls of state medical review board hearings on physician negligence or malpractice

Every healthcare professional should take medical board hearings seriously. The individuals who sit on medical boards are charged with maintaining the high standards of conduct and practice required by the State of Illinois and its people who deserve quality health care. When patients believe that they received inadequate care, believe the physician was negligent, made […]

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Examples of personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice cases

When someone we know is injured and it was not their fault, we often think of hiring a lawyer to get things put back in place where they were before and be compensated for pain and suffering. There are several elements that make up an individual’s damages when they are injured. Proving injuries and damages […]

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Medical Malpractice Prosecution and Defense with Michael V. Favia, J.D.

The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who represent and defend licensed professionals. The licensing consultants interviewed in this monthly program, previously worked for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, […]

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Podcast: Medical Malpractice and Professional Licensing Issues with Michael Favia

The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who previously worked for the I.D.P.R. will represent and/or defend licensed    professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional            Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. In this monthly podcast series our attorneys […]

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Michael V. Favia Invited to Speak at National Medical and Health Care Seminar

Health law and litigation attorney, Michael V. Favia, of counsel to the law firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., will be a presenting speaker at the 2015 DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar this March 12 and 13 in San Francisco, California. Former prosecutor for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General […]

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Medical overreach: Are doctors forcing medical treatments against the will of patients?

Too often, we hear stories about medical neglect cases where patients do not receive enough care or there is an alleged failure of doctors and hospitals to meet their duty to treat patients to the best of their ability. Now consider the other side of the coin where doctors could be liable for over-treating patients […]

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State Medical Boards: Healthcare licensing and issue spotting with medical malpractice cases

The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives the states authority to create laws and regulations to license and oversee professionals. In the healthcare industry like others, a license to practice is not an inherent right of the doctor, rather a privilege granted by state boards. The individuals elected to establish and oversee state medical […]

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