By: Admin On: July 31, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

The Pop Tort, July 28, 2015 Most of you probably don’t remember this, but 70 years ago today, a plane crashed into the Empire State Building….Eight months after the crash, the U.S. government offered money to families of the victims. Some accepted, but others initiated a lawsuit that resulted...

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By: Admin On: July 29, 2015 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

National Law Review, July 27, 2015 Authors of recent studies examined five U.S. states that have “caps,” as well as what is known as Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). More recently, caps have been placed on compensation for medical malpractice cases, or “tort reform.” These studies compared various data, and...

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

Buffalo Business Journal, July 27, 2015 Medical malpractice lawsuits have gotten a bad name over the years and often are perceived by the public as frivolous, said Laraine Kelley, an attorney at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria. Thirty-five states already use caps to limit damages for pain and suffering, and...

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By: Admin On: July 24, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 23, 2015 In California on Thursday, presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addressed the annual meeting of a conservative state lawmakers’ group, touting laws adopted in his state that the group is working to pass elsewhere. The American Legislative Exchange Council has backed a number...

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By: Admin On: July 20, 2015 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, July 20, 2015 Stripping away the legal rights of those injured by medical malpractice has long been the agenda of the Republican party. In Florida, even a conservative state appellate court has now ruled that they went too far. Despite clear evidence that placing limits on non-economic damages...

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By: Admin On: July 15, 2015 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

Corporate Crime Reporter, July 13, 2015 “Understanding why people file claims — or more to the point — why they don’t file claims — shapes the cases that are heard by the tort system,” Valerie Hans said. “Very few people, proportionately speaking, who are injured by someone else actually...

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By: Admin On: July 10, 2015 In: auto, News Comments: 0

The Intelligencer, July 10, 2015 The overhaul of West Virginia’s legal system is moving from an idea to reality, as many of the tort reform measures passed by the new GOP-led Legislature officially take effect this week. From limiting an employee’s ability to sue for workplace injuries to protecting...

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By: Admin On: July 08, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

CBS Miami, July 6, 2015 The case started with a dental assistant who went into surgery for carpal-tunnel syndrome and ended up suffering a perforated esophagus. Now, nearly eight years later, the case could be another blow to a controversial 2003 law that limited the amounts of money injured...

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By: Admin On: July 07, 2015 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

ABC8, July 6, 2015 Les Weisbrod, a long-time malpractice attorney, said the brain aneurism could have been treated if it had been diagnosed. “Every expert that’s seen this has been aghast. Just amazed,” he said, pointing at the CT scan. “How could anybody miss this?” Weisbrod says only gross...

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By: Admin On: July 02, 2015 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Columbus Dispatch, July 2, 2015 Now here’s an odd couple: Republicans in the legislature and trial attorneys agreeing on a provision in the state budget bill that they say is meant to help compensate those injured in accidents. The provision changes the distribution of money in accident cases among...

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