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

Washington Post, August 25, 2015 “…An estimated 400,000 a year people who die in the United States of preventable medical errors, the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. But the families say they could have known much more if cameras had been installed in the operating...

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By: Admin On: August 15, 2015 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Salt Lake Tribune, August 14, 2015 Nearly three decades ago, the Utah Legislature imposed a cap on noneconomic damages, such as loss of companionship, in medical malpractice cases. But there was a problem: In amending the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act in 1986 to set the limit, lawmakers never...

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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 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 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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By: Admin On: June 23, 2015 In: medmal, News Comments: 0

Eye on Texas, June 22, 2015 In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Former Gov. Rick Perry lamely defended his record on access to health care. When pressed about our state’s chronically high rate of citizens without health insurance, Perry said that isn’t how he “keeps score.” He trotted out...

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By: Admin On: June 22, 2015 In: medmal, Myths, News Comments: 0

LegalExaminer.com, June 16, 2015 …Where is the outcry for malpractice victims? Medical negligence is the problem, not plaintiffs and not their attorneys or the legal system. Injured victims, or families of those who lost a loved one, are not out to win the lottery; they are in real pain...

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By: Admin On: June 17, 2015 In: medmal, News Comments: 0

Health Leaders Media, June 10, 2015 The quality of hospital care may have just as much of an impact on malpractice claims as tort reform, research suggests. Examining a single health system with hospitals in both Texas and Louisiana researchers observed that the number of lawsuits dropped in the...

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