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Attorney Dunn Lectures to Harvard School of Dental Medicine on Board of Dentistry Cases and Risk Management
Attorney Vincent Dunn was invited to present to Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine on the Anatomy of a BORID Case and Risk Management this month, adding to his dossier of popular presentations to HSDM.  

Eleven HMDR&S Attorneys Honored in 2018 Super Lawyers® Publication and Boston Magazine®
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Kures Tackles Legal Issues in Service and Emotional Support Animal Accommodations at BBA
On October 25, 2018, Attorney Megan Kures was invited to speak on a panel at the BBA Employment Law Conference.  The panel discussed the Cutting Edge of Accommodations covering emerging issues in employee accommodations.  Attorney Kures spoke on issues related to service animals in the workplace, including the protections offered to service animals under the ADA or MA law, the limited protections offered to emotional support animals, the lack of case law and guidance on emotional support animals in the workplace, and the factors employers should consider in making reasonable accommodation decisions. 

Megan Kures Consults on Role of Triage Tools in Med Mal Cases in ED Legal Letter
HMDR&S Director Megan Kures was recently consulted for a medical risk management article in the November 2018 Edition of ED Legal Letter entitled Determining the Reliability of a Triage Tool in Med/Mal Litigation. Attorney Kures provided insight into the common allegations in Emergency Department malpractice cases and the role triage tools play in those case.  She acknowledged that plaintiff’s counsel could attempt to attack use of triage tools, but whether they choose to do so might depend on how strongly the ED provider relied on the tool and the provider’s testimony regarding its use. 

Megan Kures Consults on Independent Contractor Status of Physicians in ED Legal Letter
Firm Director Megan Kures was recently interviewed by ED Legal Letter for an article entitled “EP’s Independent Contractor Status Doesn’t Always Limit Hospital Malpractice Exposure” featured in its August 2018 issue.  Drawing on her years of experience in defending emergency physicians, Attorney Kures discussed the various factors that affect a plaintiff’s decision to name a hospital and the legal analysis for determining independent contractor status.  To access this publication from ED Legal Letter, click here.

New Associates – Ethan Ryder and Amy Robinson - Join GL Team!
HMDRS welcomes two new Associate Attorneys Ethan Ryder and Amy Robinson to the general litigation team. Ethan is a 2014 graduate of Suffolk University Law with significant experience in civil litigation. Amy is a 2016 graduate of New England Law Boston with prior experience in litigation. Please join us in welcoming Ethan and Amy. 

Vincent Dunn Lectures 
Attorney Dunn recently instructed Massachusetts Dental Society members on Risk Management in dental practice.  Co-presenters were Raymond K. Martin, DDS, former MDS president, and Debra K. Udey, Risk Manager for EDIC.

Disruptive Behavior Presentation at Mass. Eye and Ear
Firm principals Bob Hamel and John Reardon recently lectured on Behavior In The Clinical Setting to clinicians at Mass. Eye and Ear.  The presentation addressed the professional and legal implications of unprofessional behavior on the healthcare workplace.   

Mock Board of Dentistry Hearing at Yankee Dental 2018 
HMDR&S attorneys Vincent Dunn and Brian Sopp headlined an informative and highly entertaining risk management course at the Yankee Dental Conference this year, along with the co-presenting delight of client and colleague, Deb Udey of Eastern Dentists Insurance Company.  Attorney Dunn played a competent and animated defense attorney representing a meek and misunderstood dentist.  Attorney Sopp played a pernicious Prosecutor for the Board.  Ms. Udey played the insipid investigator for the Board.  The course presented dentists a unique view into an oftentimes opaque process.

Attorney Megan Kures Interviewed for Emergency Department Physicians Publication
In an article recently published in ED Legal Letter by AHC Media, HMDRS’ own Megan Kures was interviewed to provide an experienced legal perspective in Some Plaintiffs’ ‘Experts’ Have Never Worked in ED.  To read more, click here.

2017 Super Lawyers List Announced
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