By: Admin On: September 17, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

JD Supra, Sept. 14, 2015 We all have the right to safety, to know that if we are harmed, those responsible will be held accountable, regardless of their occupation. For years, insurance companies and lobbyists have tried to sway state legislators and the public to adopt tort reform to...

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By: Admin On: August 11, 2015 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2015 New York Daily News journalist Alyssa Katz has troubled to write a book about one particular lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She says in her subtitle that the Chamber has fostered “the corporate capture of American life.” But by Ms. Katz’s own...

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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: 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 08, 2015 In: medmal, Myths Comments: 0

Belleville News Democrat, June 5, 2015 You published editorials in March and July of 2004 essentially predicting a health care wasteland unless jury verdicts were capped. “The lack of caps in Illinois is a big part of the reason medical malpractice rates have skyrocketed in Illinois to the point...

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By: Admin On: May 06, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, May 6, 2015 According to some, tort reform is the answer to skyrocketing medical costs. Capping any monetary compensation patients can recover after suffering medical mistakes will keep health care costs in check, they say, since medical malpractice lawsuits result in ever-increasing medical malpractice insurance costs. Well,...

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By: Admin On: April 16, 2015 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

Valley Public Radio, April 14, 2015 In California, non-economic damages for medical malpractice have been capped. Texas requires that the loser pay the winner’s court costs.  And the ability to file class actions has been limited through the federal Class Action Fairness Act. Those existing reforms have negotiated a...

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By: Admin On: March 09, 2015 In: medmal, Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, March 6, 2015 For years, the insurance industry has successfully pushed for “tort reform” in more than half the states, based on the promise that restricting victims’ ability to bring medical malpractice suits would improve healthcare and reduce its cost. The facts, however, show that this simply...

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

NH Med, Feb. 27, 2015 Insurance industry advocates have always targeted tort reform in order to reduce healthcare costs.  They’ve introduced, and in some states, passed legislation capping damages in medical malpractice cases.  Yet, there is no evidence that such reform has actually reduced healthcare costs. Two studies have...

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By: Admin On: February 27, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

New York Observer, Feb. 27, 2015 …The last bubble to burst was the idea that doctors, fearful of getting sued, practice “defensive medicine,” prescribing unnecessary and costly tests and procedures. That myth was dispatched by the recent publication of a major study in the New England Journal of Medicine. A...

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