By: Admin On: October 31, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Mother Jones, Oct. 28, 2014 State Farm and its employees—working through the US Chamber, the Illinois Republican Party, and an Illinois-based tort reform group—steered $4 million to elect a sympathetic judge named Lloyd Karmeier to the Supreme Court, which was considering State Farm’s appeal of the auto parts verdict…...

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

Huffington Post, Oct. 28, 2014 Medical negligence is suddenly on our national radar as we wonder, “How could these things happen?” Perhaps that question is something positive to come from these tragedies. It makes for perfect timing to talk about alarming new research by esteemed, longtime academics in the...

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By: Admin On: October 27, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

InsuranceNews.Net, Oct. 22, 2014 Texas’ tort reform, established by a 2003 constitutional amendment that passed by a razor-thin margin, allowed the state legislature to place an arbitrary $250,000 cap on the damages juries could award to injured plaintiffs. It also required plaintiffs injured in emergency rooms to prove that...

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By: Admin On: October 22, 2014 In: medmal, Myths, News Comments: 0

Center for American Progress, Oct. 21, 2014 This new video from Legal Progress, the legal policy program at the Center for American Progress, documents the damaging effects of Texas’ 2003 tort reform legislation. The bill essentially requires plaintiffs injured in emergency rooms to prove that doctors and nurses intentionally...

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By: Admin On: October 20, 2014 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Daily Mail, Oct. 14, 2014 “Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over medical errors, especially those that occurred in the emergency room . To bring a civil claim in Texas over an emergency-room error, including malpractice, plaintiffs have...

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By: Admin On: October 17, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Forbes, Oct. 15, 2014 A new study undercuts the age-old argument from doctors that they have to practice “defensive medicine” due to fears of being sued in a court system they say favors plaintiff patients. A new analysis by the RAND Corporation of the behavior of emergency room physicians in...

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By: Admin On: October 16, 2014 In: News, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Oct. 14, 2014 “A tree fell on Greg Abbott,” the ad’s narrator intones. Abbott, the Republican gubernatorial candidate and current Texas attorney general, was partially paralyzed in 1984 after being struck by a falling tree while jogging. In text superimposed over the empty wheelchair, the ad notes...

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By: Admin On: October 13, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Times Record, Oct. 10, 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson pledged Tuesday to push for a constitutional amendment on tort reform if he wins the Nov. 4 election. Hutchinson spoke during a news conference in Little Rock where he was joined by representatives of the National Federation of Independent...

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

Reuters, Oct. 7, 2014 Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over...

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By: Admin On: October 06, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

CounterPunch.org, Oct. 6, 2014 ..The freedom to have safe products, services and environments is stripped away by “tort deform,” euphemistically called tort reform by the insurance lobby and its corporate clients. Tort law is supposed to award adequate compensation for negligently or intentionally inflicted injuries upon innocent people. Shrinking...

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