By: Admin On: June 29, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, June 25, 2014 Whenever a doctor settles a medical malpractice lawsuit, or a jury verdict is awarded against a doctor, that information goes into a National Practitioner Data Bank. This data bank is a big reason why many doctors refuse to agree to settlements, even for obvious...

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

WTAJ-TV, June 23, 2014 The number of Pennsylvanians taking their doctors to court dropped significantly overĀ  the past decade. The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts says malpractice lawsuits have declined more than 43 percent from the base years of 2000-to 2002 Read more….

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By: Admin On: June 23, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Allentown Morning Call, June 20, 2014 Listen to health officials and you’ll believe that tort reform — essentially, limits on individuals’ right to sue when they’re allegedly harmed receiving careĀ  — is necessary to stem the rising cost of health care. While it is true that health care costs...

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

Law360, June 9, 2014 By finding Monday that federal pollution cleanup law does not preempt a North Carolina statute of repose, the U.S. Supreme Court has given states interested in shielding companies from hazardous-contamination suits a clear path for doing so: Limit lawsuits based on when pollution occurs, rather...

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

Sun-Sentinel, May 30, 2014 In 2003, the medical industry convinced legislators that the cost of medical-malpractice insurance was causing doctors to leave the state (notwithstanding government data showing the number of physicians in Florida was increasing). The Legislature responded by setting a cap on the value of the victims’...

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By: Admin On: June 09, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Arkansas Business, June 9, 2014 … This corporate-immunity crowd seeks to evade responsibility for wrongfully hurting regular people by what they call tort reform. This movement is built around myths and misconceptions about our civil justice system. There is no frivolous lawsuit crisis. There is no medical malpractice crisis...

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By: Admin On: June 03, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

The Week, June 3, 2014   A perennial policy proposal to reduce America’s sky-high healthcare costs called tort reform. The idea is to legally limit damages from medical malpractice lawsuits, which will stop doctors from ordering unnecessary tests and procedures out of a fear of being sued. But as...

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