201608.24
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Brennan Garvey’s Impact on the EMS Services Act

Immunity is a rare defense in a medical malpractice case. One exception is the Illinois EMS Systems Act – a statute providing robust immunity to a variety of different potential defendants. The Act is usually thought of as a law regulating paramedics. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Act indeed provides immunity to…

201608.22
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New Law Requires Hospitals to Adopt Protocols for Early Detection of Sepsis

Governor Rauner signed “Gabby’s Law” on August 18, 2016. The new law amends the Hospital Licensing Act by adding section 6.23a, which requires hospital adoption of protocols for early detection of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock in both children and adults based on generally accepted standards of care. Hospitals must adopt, implement, and periodically…

201608.18
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Brennan Garvey Prevails in Federal Court

The firm congratulates partners Robert Burtker and Anthony Longo for obtaining dismissal of a federal employment case in June. The plaintiff physician filed suit in federal court alleging claims based in both tort and contract. Due to orders entered in prior litigation, Mr. Burtker and Mr. Longo asserted defenses based upon res judicata and the…

201607.29
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Brennan Garvey LLC Prevails in Arbitration

The firm congratulates partner Anthony J. Longo on the successful defense of a medical facility sued for both personal injury and property damage. Plaintiff alleged that following his medical treatment, he went to the washroom only to slip and fall on a foreign substance. Following the alleged fall, the presence of the foreign substance was…

201604.18
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Brennan Garvey LLC Hires Three New Associate Attorneys in April – Kenneth C. Hoffmann Joins the Firm

Brennan Garvey LLC is proud to announce it has hired three new Associate Attorneys in April 2016.  The most recent addition to the firm is Kenneth Hoffmann, who has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Mr. Hoffmann concentrates his practice in professional liability, product liability and construction negligence.  He has dedicated his practice to defending hospital networks, physicians,…

201604.18
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Brennan Garvey LLC Hires Three New Associates in April – Kenneth C. Hoffmann Joins the Firm As Senior Associate

Brennan Garvey LLC has hired three new Associate Attorneys in April 2016.  Kenneth C. Hoffmann is the newest Associate Attorney to join the firm.  Mr. Hoffmann concentrates his practice in professional liability, product liability, and construction negligence.  He has dedicated his practice to defending hospital networks, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in complex medical…