By: Admin On: February 29, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Associated Press, Feb. 29, 2016 Medical malpractice victims would be able to receive more compensation under a bill passed by an Indiana House committee. The bill passed the Judiciary Committee 11-1 and would increase the cap on the amount victims can receive to keep up with inflation. The payment...

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

The Tennessean, Feb. 3, 2016 The Tennessee General Assembly reconvened on Jan. 12 after being out of session since April, and state lawmakers face a full plate of pressing issues, from unfunded transportation projects to proposed criminal sentencing reform to what to do with a $600 million budget surplus....

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

Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan. 16, 2016 Patients who have been injured or killed as the result of negligence by Indiana hospitals and physicians could win more cash under proposed changes to Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act. A Republican lawmaker’s plan to raise the caps on successful medical malpractice claims and...

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

Asbestos.com, Jan. 12, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved legislation that included the FACT Act, which sets new, stiffer requirements for victims of asbestos seeking compensation through the legal system. This is the third time in four years the House has passed a version of the...

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By: Admin On: January 11, 2016 In: medmal, News Comments: 0

The Indiana Lawyer, Jan. 6, 2016 The maximum award for medical malpractice would increase by $400,000 under legislation proposed after a study committee last year examined Indiana’s caps. Caps on damages were last raised 17 years ago and have been increased just twice in 40 years. Senate Bill 152...

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By: Admin On: January 07, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Associated Press, Jan. 6, 2016 Indiana’s cap on medical malpractice payments would be increased for the first time in decades under a proposal in the state Legislature. A bill endorsed by Republicans who control the Indiana Senate would boost the state’s current limits on what malpractice victims could receive...

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By: Admin On: December 14, 2015 In: medmal, Myths, News Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Dec. 10, 2015 Sick of Lawsuits” is an arm of “Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse”, which, in turn, is an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its Institute for Legal Reform.  There are no “citizens” involved unless you follow the Mitt Romney line of reasoning that...

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

Times Free Press, Nov. 25, 2015 Fearful that Tennessee courts could eventually strike down a 2011 law capping jury awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors plan to press legislators to protect the statute through amending the state’s constitution. The Tennessee Medical Association wants lawmakers to put before voters new...

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By: Admin On: October 09, 2015 In: auto, MassTort, medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Oct. 8, 2015 Tort reform keeps rearing its ugly head; here is yet another case where a plaintiff was denied full adjudication by a jury of his/her peers because of a legislative capped recovery. A North Carolina jury awarded a woman more than $7.5 million, $3.24 million...

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

Indiana Public Media, September 10, 2015 Health care officials say they’re worried about the constitutionality of Indiana’s medical malpractice cap because it hasn’t been raised in more than 15 years. A legislative study committee Thursday examined the possibility of raising the limit on how much money malpractice victims can...

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