Orlando Health Law Attorney Featured In Bloomberg Law Article About COVID-19
Industry: Legal Services
George F. Indest Gives Input on the Issues Involved in the Lack of Resources Hospitals Have During the Pandemic
Orlando, FL (PRUnderground) April 23rd, 2020
The Health Law Firm announced that one of its health law attorneys, George F. Indest III, was recently interviewed for Bloomberg Law News and quoted extensively about ongoing problems for the health industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discusses, among other issues, how hospitals are lacking critical medical supplies, essential guidance and health care staff to treat the influx of patients.
According to the article in Bloomberg Law News, medical providers are working under a triage sense of urgency. Meaning, efforts to help some patients will have to be prioritized over others based on who is more likely to survive. This could lead to numerous negligence and wrongful-death cases after the peak of the pandemic. Hospitals during this time will have to be incredibly careful in their decisions of which patients are prioritized as well as the recordings of those decisions as to avoid these cases.
In the article, Mr. Indest is quoted saying: “Every hospital out there has a mass casualty plan for a plane crash or a tornado or something like 9/11,” he said, referring to Joint Commission standards, and conducts regular drills on “who to pass on, who to send to another facility, who to put aside until later. It’s probably just never been expected that something of this nature would happen.”
Mr. Indest is quoted extensively in the article for his many years of experience in health care law and regulatory and compliance matters.
To continue reading the article, visit: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/life-or-death-hospital-decisions-come-with-threat-of-lawsuits?context=search&index=8
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The Health Law Firm was established in 1999, bringing together a team of experienced attorneys with decades of work in the legal and health care fields, many who are also licensed health professionals. Representation includes health care providers, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, mental health professionals and other licensed health professionals and entities, nationwide. The Health Law Firm practice encompasses all aspects of health law including malpractice defense, qui-tam or “whistleblower” and false claims, defense of professional licensing cases, Medicare and Medicaid audits, formation of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs), Board of Medicine hearings, peer review actions, clinical privileges hearings and representation of medical students.
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