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 29, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, June 29, 2016 … Yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed two attempts to violate, injure, and infringe upon Missourian’s right to jury trial. SB 847 would give a negligent defendant a discount on paying damages based on insurance or benefits purchased or obtained by the injured victim.  This bill would...

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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 22, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

ThePopTort, June 20, 2016 There was a time – in the not too distant past, I should say – that support for “anti-SLAPP” proposals was a given for any self-respecting progressive organization. SLAPP suits, or “strategic lawsuits against public participation,” are meritless suits typically brought by companies for the...

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By: Admin On: June 16, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Esquire, June 2016 Supreme Court justices in Illinois are elected from districts, not statewide. Special interests zeroed in on the Fifth District, in the mostly rural southern part of the state, because it was home to Madison County, considered a mecca for class actions and large jury verdicts. The...

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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 06, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Business Report, June 2, 2016 Rightly predicting a last-minute budget debate over hospital funding and health care, the Louisiana Hospital Association launched on May 23 a television, radio and social media ad campaign aimed at protecting hospital and health care funding. The television spots will stay on the air until June...

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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 27, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Texas Lawyer, May 23, 2016 In a decision that’s a huge favor for Wal-Mart, the Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that state’s tort reform laws that limit plaintiffs’ noneconomic damages also apply to civil penalties—including $3.9 million in penalties a federal jury leveled against the nation’s largest retailer. The...

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