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Attorney Mark Feldhaus Receives Defense Counsel Client Service Award

Congratulations to Lashly & Baer attorney Mark R. Feldhaus for receiving the first ever Healthcare Service Group Defense Counsel Client Service Award. Healthcare Services Group (HSG) provides a vast array of value added services including claim management, risk management, patient safety education, and more. They are proud to serve healthcare providers in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.

The Illinois Supreme Court Rejects the So-Called “McHaffie Rule”

Illinois law has long recognized holding an employer directly liable for negligently hiring, retaining, and training or supervising its employee who causes injury to another. On April 21, 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court in McQueen v. Green, 2022 IL 126666, held that plaintiffs may pursue separate claims for negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent retention against a trucking company/employer for the employer’s conduct in failing to reasonably hire, supervise or retain an employee, even Read more…

The Time is Now – Robotic Surgery & Missouri Certificate of Need

For those providers that are considering purchasing a robotic surgery system (e.g., daVinci, CyberKnife, etc.) in Missouri, you may be well served by deciding to purchase sooner rather than later. The Missouri Health Facilities and Review Committee (“MHFRC” – the entity responsible for administering Missouri’s Certificate of Need Program) is considering adding substantive need requirements prior to issuing approval for the purchase of new or additional robotic surgery units. In Missouri, Certificate of Need Read more…

Demystifying the Second Amendment Preservation Act

Lashly & Baer attorney Brian J. Malone recently wrote an article for Missouri Municipal League’s monthly magazine, The Missouri Municipal Review, on the topic of “Demystifying the Second Amendment Preservation Act, A Guide for Cities and Police Departments.” To read more about this changing area of the law click here to view the full article, published in the March/April 2022 issue.

Certain Health Care Providers Face Key COVID Vaccination Deadlines

Certain Missouri health care providers are facing key deadlines for compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (“Final Rule”), an emergency regulation issued in November 2021 by CMS, requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers, staff, and other workers at facilities regulated under Medicare and Medicaid health and safety standards (“Covered Facility” or “Covered Facilities”). By February 14, Read more…

Lashly & Baer, P.C. Announces Atkinson, Hill, and Pummell Named Shareholders

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (St. Louis, Missouri) – The law firm of Lashly & Baer, P.C. announces that Jeffrey E. Atkinson, Richard W. Hill III, and Scott A. Pummell have been named a shareholders of the firm. Jeffrey E. Atkinson has been with the firm since 2019. Mr. Atkinson is an experienced trial attorney who concentrates his practice in civil litigation and medical malpractice defense. He represents a variety of doctors, businesses and insurance Read more…

OSHA Violations Against Health Care Facilities – Don’t Just Pay It

OSHA enforcement against health care facilities are on the rise. We have seen an uptick in OSHA violations against long-term care facilities involving the use of respirators. Did you know that proper fit tests, medical evaluations, and training are required for all employees who are in close contact with residents with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus infections? In the COVID-19 world, this basically means everyone at your facility. OSHA has been very active issuing citations Read more…

Vaccine Requirements Apply to More than Just Doctors and Nurses

The Federal vaccine requirement for health care workers applies to more than just doctors and nurses.  The requirement potentially applies to people whose work only occasionally requires them to visit a hospital, site of care, or other covered facility. The Final Interim Rule, published on November 4, 2021, also applies to workers who only occasionally visit a hospital, ambulatory surgery center, or other site of care, such as sales people, delivery personnel, and repairmen, Read more…