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In an article published in the Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation, Hall Booth Smith attorney Haley K. Grieco discusses what attorneys need to know about Electronic Medical Records in litigation and the metadata bread crumb trail they leave behind. In the article, Grieco reviews the types of data involved, federal requirements, discovery considerations, privacy implications, and the pros and cons of risks of using these records in defending health care providers. “As the health care industry becomes increasingly digitized, it is imperative that attorneys appreciate the impact it may have on their clients and their practice,” she wrote. “In medical malpractice
In a HealthLeaders article about the recently issued final set of rules based on the No Surprises Act that affect out-of-network reimbursement of providers, S. David McLean Jr., partner at Hall Booth Smith, breaks down the implications of a federal court decision finding the definition of qualifying payment amounts (QPA) – or the amount calculated on an item or service delivered out-of-network based on the payer’s median contracted rate and the price independent dispute resolution (IDR) entities would assume was fair unless providers argue it down with evidence – could not weigh any more heavily in their judgment than any
MIAMI, FL – September 21, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Denise M. Stocker as Partner to its office in Miami as the firm grows to meet the needs of clients across the state of Florida. Denise has over a decade of litigation experience in premises liability, transportation, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and labor and employment matters. She represents numerous Fortune 500 corporations and insurance carriers in the defense of catastrophic commercial trucking claims, excess policy limits claims, wrongful death actions, and automobile negligence matters involving traumatic brain and surgical injuries. She also represents major retailers
COLUMBUS, GA – September 14, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Associate Mary Stamper Grogan to its Columbus office. Mary Stamper focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice matters. Prior to joining HBS, she clerked for the Honorable Judge Charles Weigle, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division, as well as the Honorable Judge Stephen Hyles, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division. Mary Stamper earned a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she served as the External Chair of the Trial Advocacy
ATLANTA, GA – September 13, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named 5 attorneys to Partner as the firm recognizes the dedication, hard work, and leadership of the senior attorneys. The attorneys who join the firm’s partnership as of September 1 are: Dan Addison, a Partner based in Charleston, South Carolina, who concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation. Timothy A. Bishop, a Partner based in Brunswick, Georgia, who focuses his practice on insurance defense, general liability, and business litigation. Jacob Kitchen, a Partner based in Brunswick, Georgia, who concentrates his practice on general and governmental liability. Adam Prom, a Partner based
In a Daily Report article about Hall Booth Smith’s recently launched Reproductive Health Strategic Team, a group of firm attorneys working to address legal considerations of reproductive health following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Elizabeth C. “Betsy” Moran, Denver-based partner and team leader, told the publication the team is exploring issues related to employment, health services, data security and privacy, and family law. “The variety of questions that could arise are really pretty endless,” she said. “There are changes almost every single day.” Moran told the Daily Report the team is working to evaluate the
The U.S. Supreme Court may finally determine whether COVID-19 liability cases related to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act belong in state or federal court. While states can currently consider cases based on federal law, Glenhaven Healthcare is seeking petition from the court to hear its COVID-19 litigation case exclusively in federal court after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sent the case back to state court. Drew Graham, partner at leader of the Long-Term Care Practice Group at Hall Booth Smith, told McKnight’s health care provider response is stronger when providers have a clear understanding
PARAMUS, NJ – September 12, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Partner Marc R. Wilner and Associate Preeti V. Dawane to its office in Paramus, New Jersey, as the firm continues to strengthen its presence in the northeast. Partner Marc R. Wilner brings extensive experience in all aspects of civil defense litigation, including construction, premises, and other general liability matters. He has successfully defended high exposure New York labor law, construction accidents and defects, toxic tort, medical and professional liability, property damage, and lead paint claims before federal and state courts through all phases of litigation,
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – September 2, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Associate Anamayan Narendran to its Oklahoma City office as the firm continues to strengthen its presence in the state of Oklahoma. Anamayan focuses his practice on aging services, business transactions, general liability, health care, insurance coverage, labor and employment, medical malpractice, premises liability, and professional malpractice and ethics matters. Prior to joining HBS, he worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma, representing clients in insurance coverage, general liability, and bad faith litigation. While earning his J.D. at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Anamayan was an Articles
ATLANTA, GA – August 31, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is delighted to welcome David R. Carducci and Billy Fawcett as Associates to its growing Atlanta Office. David focuses his practice on civil rights, employment, immigration, sentencing, direct and non-direct criminal, state and federal habeas corpus, and civil litigation cases. Before joining HBS, David served as a staff attorney in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where he drafted recommendations, opinions, and orders for judges and panels and helped manage cases. He was also a judicial extern for Presiding Judge M. Yvette Miller of the Georgia Court
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK – August 29, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is delighted to welcome Louis E. Valvo as a Partner and Jannah B. Eichenbaum as an Associate to its growing office in White Plains, New York. Louis is a skilled trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation. He focuses his practice on personal injury, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, labor law, employment discrimination, and premise liability cases. Louis joined HBS after spending the last 14 years as a partner in a New York law office where he was an accomplished trial
New York, NY – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has added four attorneys to its New York City office as the firm expands to serve its clients in the state of New York. Warren S. Koster is a Partner in our New York City office. He comes to HBS with extensive experience in a wide variety of insurance defense litigation, including products liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, and general liability. Other areas of specialty include labor law, employment practices litigation, and insurance coverage issues. After law school, Warren joined the Kings County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor, where he was named