By: Admin On: July 07, 2016 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Common Dreams, July 2, 2016 … The rest of the Ryan/Republican plan to replace Obamacare is simply the same ideas conservatives have been half-heartedly kicking around since health care reform passed. “Tort reform” masquerades here as “medical liability reform,” but it still limits the amount of money injured people...

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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 20, 2016 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

JD Supra, May 19, 2016 As I’ve written before, “tort reform” is based on false “facts.”  The number of injury lawsuits is low (medical malpractice cases are just 3 percent of all tort cases filed), and the payouts don’t amount to much, relatively speaking. Nader notes that studies by respected,...

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By: Admin On: April 07, 2016 In: Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

UALR Public Radio, April 1, 2016 The Arkansas attorney general has certified the ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment that would require the General Assembly to limit damages in medical lawsuits, but its health provider backers are pulling that amendment in favor of another they say will be...

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By: Admin On: February 22, 2016 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Arkansas Online, Feb. 20, 2016 One can make many solid criticisms of Courtney Goodson, who seeks to rise from associate justice to chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. I’ve endeavored diligently to make all of them. But for an out-of-state conservative group that seeks damage caps, pro-business rulings...

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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 09, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

New York Times, Oct. 31, 2015 By inserting individual arbitration clauses into a soaring number of consumer and employment contracts, companies like American Express devised a way to circumvent the courts and bar people from joining together in class-action lawsuits, realistically the only tool citizens have to fight illegal...

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By: Admin On: October 26, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Oct. 22, 2015 The court system exists to afford justice to those who are wronged by the negligence and/or recklessness of others. Tort reform and damages restrictions may sound good until you are the one who is wronged. A familiar American aphorism is “Fool me once, shame on...

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By: Admin On: October 19, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

CNN Money, Oct. 19, 2015 The findings, published this week in Aon’s annual benchmark analysis of hospital and professional liability, show the average cost of closed claims with indemnity reached an historic high of $463,000 in 2012 and has stayed at that elevated level since: in 2014 it stood...

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By: Admin On: September 30, 2015 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

Arizona Central, Sept. 25, 2015 According to the Journal of Patient Safety, each year in the United States between 210,000 and 400,000 people die because of preventable medical errors. That is equivalent to three jumbo jets crashing every day. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in...

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