By: Admin On: February 27, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

New York Observer, Feb. 27, 2015 …The last bubble to burst was the idea that doctors, fearful of getting sued, practice “defensive medicine,” prescribing unnecessary and costly tests and procedures. That myth was dispatched by the recent publication of a major study in the New England Journal of Medicine. A...

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By: Admin On: February 23, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

West Virginia Metro News, Feb. 19, 2015 Opponents of tort reform won a rare victory this session during Wednesday’s floor session in the state Senate when senators narrowly defeated a bill capping punitive damages in civil actions. The Senate rejected SB 421 18-16 as Republicans Chris Walters (R-Kanawha) and...

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

WV Gazette, Feb. 19, 2015 The American Tort Reform Association and the American Tort Reform Foundation are creations of Washington, D.C., law and public relations firms. Their web sites list 50 companies it describes as “typical” members. At least 11 are insurance companies. The others are a mix of...

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By: Admin On: February 17, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Mother Jones, Feb. 11, 2015 As a politician, Ted Cruz, the junior Republican senator from Texas, has championed tort reform—the nationwide effort pushed by conservatives and business interests to restrict malpractice and other wrongful injury and death lawsuits, limiting how much a jury can award a harmed individual for...

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By: Admin On: February 11, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Huffington Post, Feb. 6, 2015 For years, Big Business lobby groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have been advancing a legislative agenda to limit the liability of corporations that cause injuries (also known as “tort reform.”) One of their principal arguments is that tort restrictions are needed to...

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By: Admin On: February 09, 2015 In: Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

Houston Chronicle, Feb. 6, 2015 Civil courthouses are supposed to put people right when they’ve been wronged, but the Harris County civil courthouse is less crowded than it once was. Lawyers refuse to take legitimate cases because the cost of litigation outweighs potential gains. Texas’ tort reform has put...

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By: Admin On: February 05, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 2, 2015 Healthcare providers and insurers spent $58.6 million to sink a ballot measure that would have increased limits on certain medical malpractice damages, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. Proposition 46 would have also required hospitals to test their physicians for drug and...

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By: Admin On: February 02, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Southeast Texas Record, Jan. 28, 2015 Although the “loser pays” rule has been in effect for nearly two years now, defendants fingered in lawsuits brought in Jefferson County aren’t utilizing Texas’ most recent tort reform measure, according to judges at the Beaumont courthouse. And as a result, since March...

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By: Admin On: February 01, 2015 In: medmal, Myths Comments: 0

The State Journal, Jan. 29, 2015 “Unreasonable and irrational labels drummed up by out-of-state interests do not help our efforts to engage potential investors and strengthen our economy,” Tomblin told lawmakers, pointing out that medical malpractice laws and workers’ compensation reforms had already done much to change the legal...

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