Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCharles Ornstein June 29, 2018 A prominent New Jersey psychologist is facing the suspension of his license after state officials concluded that he failed to keep details of mental health diagnoses and treatments confidential when he sued his patients over unpaid bills. The state Board of Psychological Examiners this week upheld a decision by an administrative law judge that the psychologist, Barry Helfmann, “did not take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of his patients’ protected health information,” Lisa Coryell, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general’s office, said in an email. The administrative law judge recommended that Dr. Helfmann pay a fine and a share of the investigative costs. The board went further, ordering that Dr. Helfmann’s license be suspended … [Read more...] about New Jersey to Suspend Prominent Psychologist for Failing to Protect Patient Privacy
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A girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery in New Jersey, her mother said Thursday. Nailah Winkfield said doctors declared her daughter Jahi McMath dead on June 22 from excessive bleeding and liver failure after an operation to treat an intestinal issue. McMath was declared dead in December 2013 when she was 13 after suffering irreversible brain damage during routine surgery in California to remove her tonsils and a coroner signed a death certificate. Several specialists concurred after neurological tests. In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, cries before a courtroom hearing regarding McMath, in Oakland, Calif. AP Photo/Ben Margot, File Winkfield refused to accept the conclusion. She said her Christian beliefs compelled her to fight for continued care for her daughter, who she said showed signs of life through toe wriggles and finger movements. Winkfield flew her daughter … [Read more...] about Girl at center of medical, religious debate over brain death dies in N.J.
In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo Christopher Dolan, attorney for Jahi McMath's family, shows a photo of the 13-year-old Oakland girl during a press conference at Dolan Law Firm in San Francisco, Calif. Dolan showed photos and a pair of videos where McMatth moves her foot and arm as a response to the voice of her mother Nailah Winkfield in a home in New Jersey. She was declared brain dead in California after tonsil, throat and nose surgeries to relieve her sleep apnea. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Jahi McMath, 13, who went to Children's Hospital Oakland for a three-part surgery to remove her tonsils and clear tissue from her nose and throat in December 2013, was declared brain-dead after complications post surgery. (Courtesy of the McMath Family) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo Christopher Dolan, attorney for Jahi McMath's family, shows an MRI of the 13-year-old Oakland girl during a press conference at Dolan Law Firm in San … [Read more...] about Jahi McMath, Oakland teen declared brain dead almost five years ago, removed from machines in New Jersey
Partner Ken Brown and Firm Chair Paul Fires. - (WEBER GALLAGHER) Five medical malpractice attorneys joined Weber Gallagher’s Bedminster office this week. Associates Peter Espey, Jennifer Suh, Duncan Francis and Anna Kitsos Papamarkos join under new partner Kenneth Brown, who was previously with international firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Brown and his team have experience defending medical professionals in both medical malpractice actions and before New Jersey state licensing boards. “Expanding our medical malpractice group gives us a strong hold in the healthcare industry in New Jersey and bolsters our already established Pennsylvania practice,” said Paul Fires, Weber Gallagher chair. Weber Gallagher’s main office is in Philadelphia. More From This Industry Gabrielle Saulsbery Albany, N.Y. native Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. You can contact her at [email protected] … [Read more...] about Medical malpractice lawyers join Weber Gallagher in Bedminster
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New Jersey bans Clifton surgeon from prescribing painkillers, alleging he over-prescribed NJ doctor-licensing board disciplines Clifton orthopedic surgeon for allegedly over-prescribing opioids, endangering patients' health. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Lindy Washburn, Staff Writer, @LindyWa Published 3:12 p.m. ET April 3, 2018 | Updated 6:05 p.m. ET April 3, 2018 CLOSE Local CASA, police and health departments place a drop box where Clifton residents can bring unwanted prescriptions for their safe disposal. Matt … [Read more...] about New Jersey bans Clifton surgeon from prescribing painkillers, alleging he over-prescribed