By: Admin On: April 28, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

South Carolina Nursing Home Magazine, April 16, 2014 “In a recent guest column (“Lawsuit reforms will promote job growth,” March 9), business leaders Cathy Novinger and Otis Rawl urged lawmakers to pass a pair of “tort reform” bills they claim will “improve the civil lawsuit climate.” They won’t. I...

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By: Admin On: April 25, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Corporate Crime Reporter, April 23, 2014 “What corporatists cannot get through the very public front door of Congress, they are getting through the private back door through contract. Terms of use are increasingly shunting users away from the public court system into private arbitration, where arbitration clauses prohibit punitive...

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By: Admin On: April 24, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014 That low rumbling you hear is the business lobby revving its engines for an assault on state consumer-protection laws. The corporate-funded American Tort Reform Association gave fair warning at an event in Washington on Wednesday, when it announced “a multiyear, multistate campaign to reform such...

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By: Admin On: April 21, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Statesman.com, April 13, 2014 The Texas Supreme Court is being asked, once again, to determine if Texans are unfairly harmed by a tort-reform law that strictly bans medical malpractice lawsuits filed more than 10 years after an injury. Known as the statute of repose, the 2003 law is so...

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By: Admin On: April 18, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Huffington Post, April 8, 2014 If you were alive in the ’90s, you’ve heard the story of the woman who drove with coffee in her lap and sued McDonald’s. It’s practically an urban myth. But did you know that she sustained burns so intense she had to undergo hundreds...

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By: Admin On: April 18, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

New York Times, April 17, 2014 Saying they can no longer ignore the rising prices of health care, some of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, not just the effectiveness of treatments, as they make decisions about patient care. The...

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By: Admin On: April 16, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com, April 15, 2014 The Louisiana House of Representatives narrowly voted down a bill considered key to the so-called “tort reform” package pushed by the state’s business lobby on Tuesday evening. The vote was 52-48, with five members not voting. The legislation would have significantly lowered the amount of...

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By: Admin On: April 11, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Lexington Herald-Leader, April 11, 2014 The pharmaceutical industry has made millions of dollars by lying to our government about the costs of its drugs and to consumers about their safety. They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars concealing from doctors and patients the truly addictive nature of newer-generation...

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By: Admin On: April 07, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Pennsylvania Record, April 4, 2014 A Philadelphia judge has overruled defense preliminary objections in a medical malpractice case initiated by a patient who claims he sustained nerve damage following an elective surgery to repair a herniated disc. Common Pleas Court Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson in an order last month overruled...

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By: Admin On: April 05, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Consumer Watchdog Campaign, April 4, 2014 In another case of medical negligence almost too gruesome to believe, a hospital accused of letting a patient freeze to death in the morgue will never be held fully accountable because of a 38-year-old cap on malpractice damages in California. The cap that limits...

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