By: Admin On: May 27, 2015 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Huffington Post, May 22, 2015 It will be months before Sheldon Silver, the ousted New York Assembly Speaker facing federal corruption charges, finally gets his day in court. But Mr. Silver, or at least his case, got a few hours of judicial review in the halls of Congress last...

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By: Admin On: May 21, 2015 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Associated Press, May 21, 2015A 2003 law capping medical malpractice lawsuit awards at $500,000 can’t be applied retroactively. That’s what the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a Miami-Dade County case in which a woman suffered permanent damage to her leg from unnecessary surgery.Read more…

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By: Admin On: May 18, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, May 12, 2015 In any personal injury or wrongful death case, reducing damages is a bad idea. By placing limits on amounts that wrongdoers are required to pay, state legislatures remove incentives for corporations to put safety over profits. They also disable juries from being able to...

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By: Admin On: May 12, 2015 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Clinical Psychiatry News, May 11, 2015 Researchers found that the 50 settlement agreements signed after tort reform took full effect in Texas (2009-2012) had stricter nondisclosure provisions than did the 60 signed in earlier years. Settlements made after tort reform were more likely to prohibit disclosure of the event...

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By: Admin On: May 06, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, May 6, 2015 According to some, tort reform is the answer to skyrocketing medical costs. Capping any monetary compensation patients can recover after suffering medical mistakes will keep health care costs in check, they say, since medical malpractice lawsuits result in ever-increasing medical malpractice insurance costs. Well,...

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By: Admin On: May 04, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Texas Tribune, April 30, 2015 Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred for roughly two hours Wednesday over SB 1628 by state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood. The bill aims to overhaul how property owners can sue their insurance providers for failing to provide timely and adequate claims. Among other things, it...

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