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July 29, 2014 
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Nursing Home Physician Cannot be Compelled To Arbitrate Malpractice Claim 

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, holds that a physician cannot be compelled to arbitrate a medical malpractice claim despite an arbitration agreement signed by the senior health care facility at which he treated patients.  He had not signed the agreement. 

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Before Settling a Personal Injury Claim, Consider a Special Needs Trust

If a person with special needs receives a large personal injury award, paying for health insurance could become an unaffordable expense unless appropriate steps are taken. Consider the case of Paula Homan, a 63-year-old California woman who was seriously injured in a car accident in 1980. Ms. Homan obtained an $800,000 settlement from the city where the crash took place. Half of the settlement covered Ms. Homan's past medical expenses and fees and the remainder was used to purchase an annuity that now pays her about $4,800 a month.

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Margolis & Bloom Has a New Home Page 

If you haven't noticed already, Margolis & Bloom's home page has gone through a transformation. We have redesigned the page to make it easier for you to navigate through our information and resources. We are in the process of making other changes. Stay tuned.

Click here to take a look. We hope you like it!
Resource: What to Do When You Are Appointed Attorney-in-Fact

You have just been appointed as an agent under a durable power of attorney to represent a family member or a friend, and now you probably have some
very important questions:
  • What kind of records should you keep?
  • Can you be held liable for your actions as agent?
  • What is your role when more than one agent is appointed?
Click here to learn what your duties and responsibilities are and how to handle financial affairs under a power of attorney.
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