By: Admin On: January 28, 2015 In: tortreform Comments: 0

HealthCanal, Jan. 28, 2015 Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system. Tort reform advocates have hailed caps on noneconomic damages as a silver bullet...

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By: Admin On: January 26, 2015 In: tortreform Comments: 0

HealthLeadersMedia, Jan. 23, 2015 The American Medical Association (AMA) is doing a disservice by not weighing in on how to pay for repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare, a member of Congress said Thursday. During the second day of a hearing on repealing...

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By: Admin On: January 22, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Huffington Post, Jan. 21, 2015 There are few democratic institutions in America more embattled than the civil justice system. No matter what one thinks of “tort reform,” the political term often used to describe laws to weaken this system, one thing is clear: For the last 35 years, questions...

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By: Admin On: January 20, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Sun Herald, Jan. 15, 2015 Plaintiff lawyers say the most vulnerable Mississippians are the most at risk. “Where the tort reform passed has really hurt Mississippians is in those cases of children, the elderly, people on Social Security disability because the caps we’re talking about are for non-economic damages,...

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By: Admin On: January 15, 2015 In: tortreform Comments: 0

Charleston Daily Mail, Jan. 13, 2015 The agenda will definitely include tort reform efforts as well. Republicans believe tort reform will create a better business environment, which will lead to more jobs being added to the state’s payrolls. Critics, particularly union officials, have said measures such as repealing the...

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By: Admin On: January 14, 2015 In: Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Jan. 12, 2015 A recent article published on MedPage Today about Medical Malpractice Reform suggests that tort reform lead to a decrease in the amount of medical malpractice lawsuits but has not decreased the number of incidents involving medical errors. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or...

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By: Admin On: January 12, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Jan. 8, 2015 Since General Motors began recalling millions of vehicles, several reports showed that the both automaker and federal regulators were aware of the defective ignition switches, but failed to address it. If that wasn’t enough, our justice system is failing to protect consumers by creating...

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By: Admin On: January 07, 2015 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

New York Times, Jan. 5, 2015 The failure of General Motors to take appropriate actions when it learned that a defective ignition switch in vehicles it sold caused the injuries and deaths of innocent people speaks volumes about corporate morality and accountability. That is why plaintiffs must be able...

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By: Admin On: January 05, 2015 In: tortreform Comments: 0

Denver Business Journal, Jan. 2, 2015 Though much of the litigation-law discussion leading into the Colorado General Assembly’s 2015 session have focused on construction-defects reform, there are several other tort-reform bills that are likely to surface because of the new makeup of the Legislature. Efforts to roll back discrimination-lawsuit...

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