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Medical Malpractice Law Posted on Jan 28

Massachusetts malpractice laws were changed in 2012 with the addition of MGL c. 231 s.60L, which establishes a process and time frame for patients and doctors to discuss alleged mistakes by health care providers, and perhaps settle claims without going to court. Under this law, a health care provider   …Continue Reading Medical Malpractice Law

Breast Cancer Early Detection Law Posted on Jan 4

MGL c.111, s.5Q was amended effective September 24, 2014. This new law states that every provider of mammography services shall, if a patient’s mammogram reveals dense breast tissue, as determined by the interpreting physician based on standards promulgated by the American College of Radiology, provide written notification to   …Continue Reading Breast Cancer Early Detection Law