By: Admin On: July 30, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Washington Examiner, July 29, 2014 First introduced as the “Drug and alcohol testing of doctors” initiative, Proposition 46, in addition to requiring doctors to check a drug database and “pee in a cup,” seeks to revise the state’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, which has capped non-economic damages in...

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

The Pop Tort, July 8, 2014 A couple months ago, we received a heartbreaking note from a Wisconsin patient who was a clear victim of breast reconstruction malpractice at the University of Wisconsin hospital, but has been blocked from suing because of the state’s severe cap on malpractice compensation. ...

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

The Legal Examiner, July 21, 2014 Under a terribly unjust Wisconsin law, parents are barred from pursuing a lawsuit over the death of an adult child in medical malpractice wrongful death cases. The law also applies to an adult child that loses a divorced or widowed parent as a result of...

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By: Admin On: July 21, 2014 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Digital Journal, July 17, 2014 Proposition 46 would also index for inflation a $250,000 cap on human suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits that was enacted in California in 1975 and has never been adjusted for inflation. Read more…

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

New York Observer, July 15, 2014 New York may spend as much as $674 million this year to pay for lawsuits and other claims against the city. That figure may rise to $782 million over the next four years. Even in an era of $75 billion budgets, the annual...

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

JusticeNewsFlash, July 16, 2014 So who benefits from tort reform? Clearly it is not the patient/public or their attorney. First it is the healthcare profession because they feel protected and they believe that their malpractice rates will drop – clearly a false assumption. It is in fact the insurance...

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By: Admin On: July 14, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Law360, July 1, 2014 The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday reversed a district court’s application of Florida’s statutory cap on wrongful death noneconomic damages following the Florida Supreme Court’s recent finding that it violates the equal protection clause of the state constitution. Read more…

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By: Admin On: July 08, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

MONDAQ, July 2, 2014 …Although strict liability may be an uphill battle for plaintiffs, other causes of action still remain viable. In April, a Texas family was awarded 2.9 million in the first toxic tort jury verdict over fracking. They succeeded on an intentional nuisance claim. Parr v Aruba...

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

Eastern Arizona Courier, July 5, 2014 … And that’s our problem with Texas-style tort reform — there’s no room for common sense. It doesn’t matter if there was negligence on the part of the doctor or the pharmaceutical company or general contractor, and it doesn’t matter how much money will...

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By: Admin On: July 01, 2014 In: News, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Houston Business Journal, June 16, 2014 When the Texas Legislature passed legislation in 2003 capping noneconomic damages at $250,000 per defendant, or up to $750,000 per incident, Gray thinks the legislature went too far. Watch the video to see more. Read more…

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