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For 50 years, the attorneys of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria have been committed to serving all the legal needs of the Western New York community and beyond. The firm now carries that commitment to the digital world with this blog. Here you will find Lipsitz Green’s attorneys providing helpful tips, important warnings, alerts on changes to the law, and an abundance of other useful posts to keep you informed on virtually all your legal needs.

The Dangers of Electronic Medical Records

October 14, 2015 by Laraine Kelley

The advent of new technology has revolutionized virtually every facet of our lives. We see changes in business operations, social communication, and even in the way we receive medical care. In recent years, hospitals, emergency rooms, and doctors' offices across the country have begun utilizing new technology to replace handwritten patient records with a new tool called electronic medical records (EMRs). Although EMRs are meant to improve the way medical professionals provide care, you should be aware of the fact that EMRs may be a source of harm to patients.


How Unions Can Research a Company

September 01, 2015 by Joseph L. Guza

It’s imperative that unions know as much as possible about the businesses they are seeking to organize and with which they are bargaining. Company information is necessary to determine the most effective means of placing economic pressure on a company, both in terms of organizing and bargaining tactics. A deep understanding of the company, its leaders and its culture is invaluable for a union whether representing individual members, organizing a new bargaining unit or negotiating a contract with a difficult employer. In short, knowledge is indeed power for unions dealing with their corporate partners and adversaries. What are some of the best resources union representatives can use to find valuable company information?


Proposed Law Requires Patients Be Given Option to Have Medical Care Videotaped

August 14, 2015 by Joseph J. Manna

The National Organization for Medical Malpractice Victims has succeeded in getting legislation introduced in the State of Wisconsin, which requires hospitals to offer patients the right to have medical care videotaped. The recordings then become part of a patient’s medical record, much like “black boxes” in airplanes, cars and even during routine police traffic stops.