By: Admin On: July 23, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Modern Healthcare, July 21, 2016 An arbitrator will divide up an $8 million settlement sum from three hospitals and an oncology clinic later this year for the 43 patients-turned-victims suing Michigan oncologist Farid Fata. Fata is serving 45 years in prison on fraud and money laundering charges. Fata, 51,...

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By: Admin On: July 19, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Indiana Lawyer, July 13, 2016 Historically, Indiana is not well known for being at the vanguard of legal reform. While there are many reasons for this hesitancy to lead change, several statutes have proven to be the exception, including the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. Indiana was the first state...

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By: Admin On: July 14, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

KATV Arkansas, July 10, 2016 ….Health Care Access for Arkansans, the tort reform initiative, submitted more than 131,000 signatures for “An Amendment to Limit Attorney Contingency Fees and Non-Economic Damages in Medical Lawsuits.” The group stressed that its work had been accomplished in 60 days. The amendment would direct...

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By: Admin On: July 12, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Diagnostic Imaging, July 8, 2016 Depending on specialty and geographic area, malpractice insurance can add significant costs to running a medical practice. According to the Physicians Practice 2015 Physician Compensation Survey, the mean annual expense for malpractice coverage in a nonsurgical or obstetric specialty, was $9,697. For an obstetric...

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By: Admin On: June 27, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Times Record News, June 26, 2016 The average citizen isn’t aware of the law that can severely hinder them from seeking justice. It was enacted to stop the mass exodus of doctors leaving Texas due to colossal court judgments against them for malpractice. Lawsuits, most of them frivolous, were...

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By: Admin On: June 13, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Arkansas Business, June 11, 2016 Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature. “Every time we wanted to do something legislatively, it wouldn’t go anywhere,”...

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By: Admin On: June 09, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Huffington Post, June 6, 2016 Despite the passage of the ACA, physicians and other health care providers continue to practice “defensive medicine” in hopes of better defending or even preventing future malpractice claims. By ordering more tests and doing more procedures in hopes of covering all the bases and...

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By: Admin On: June 01, 2016 In: medmal, Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Madison.com, May 29,2016 … One of the biggest myths involving medical malpractice litigation is the so-called flood of frivolous lawsuits. It just doesn’t happen here and the health care institutions know this. In 2014, only 84 malpractice lawsuits were filed in Wisconsin. In 2015, there were less. First, damage...

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By: Admin On: May 05, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Washington Post, May 4, 2016 Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts  have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context. Their analysis, published in...

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By: Admin On: April 20, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

St. Louis Public Radio, April 20, 2016 The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that allows caps on some damages in wrongful death lawsuits. Shannon Dodson died five years ago at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis County after an artery was punctured during a heart...

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