About Mary Mikuls

Mary Mikuls is an associate attorney in Lamson Dugan & Murray’s litigation department. Mary graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Law in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Mary worked as a judicial law clerk for the judges of the Fourth Judicial District Court of Nebraska. She gained valuable insight into the litigation process as she worked alongside the judges analyzing and addressing pending motions and trial-related matters.
29 Jun, 2023

Supreme Court Significantly Expands Potential Nursing Home Liability

2023-06-29T12:28:21-05:00June 29th, 2023|Latest News, LDM MedMal Forum|

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court held residents of nursing homes that receive Medicaid funding can sue in federal court to enforce rights granted to them by the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (“FNHRA”). This decision significantly expands potential nursing home liability. In Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County v. Talevski, the family of a nursing home resident suspected the resident was being chemically restrained when [...]

5 Jan, 2023

How Long Must Audit Logs Be Retained?

2023-01-05T12:02:03-06:00January 5th, 2023|LDM MedMal Forum|

Any electronically stored information that an entity collects, stores, and transmits that may identify a patient is considered electronic protected health information (ePHI). To protect their patients’ ePHI, a covered healthcare entity must implement hardware, software, and/ or procedural mechanisms that record and examine activity on the entity’s network. 45 CFR §164.312 (b). With almost all medical files being stored electronically today, audit logs are critical to an entity’s security [...]

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