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Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part II

In addition to the proposed changes to the collateral source rule discussed in last week’s article, the Missouri Legislature is also working toward significant changes to the standard for the admission of expert witness testimony. Currently, pursuant to RSMo § 490.065, witnesses can be qualified as experts and permitted to offer opinions if they possess…

The Power of Metadata

In an era where long-term care facilities are increasingly implementing the use of electronic medical records, facilities need to be aware of the issues that might come into play during litigation. Unlike paper charting, electronic medical records contain metadata.  Metadata identifies the individual who accesses a patient’s medical chart and tracks the dates and times…

Missouri Legislative Update

Last December Missouri House Representative Bill White introduced HB 100, titled the Adult Health Care Consent Act.  This bill attempts to specify the order of priority of persons entitled to make health care decisions for an individual who has been certified as physically and cognitively unable to consent to his or her own health care….

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