Medical Liability News
November 21, 2012
Insurance Journal | November 21, 2012
Georgia physicians are debating whether to push for a state constitutional amendment to reinstate a $350,000 cap on medical malpractice non-economic damages or scrap the current tort driven system in favor of a scheme similar to the one used in workers’ compensation.
Clinical Advisor | November 21, 2012
New Hampshire Supreme Court affirms malpractice screening panels In 2007, New Hampshire established an expert-panel system for use in medical malpractice lawsuits in order to cut back on frivolous suits and speed up resolution of cases. This system was recently challenged as unconstitutional, but the New Hampshire Supreme Court just handed down a decision upholding the use of such panels.
November 15, 2012
Insurance Journal | November 15, 2012
Indiana’s high court has ruled that the state’s fund established to cover excess damages in medical malpractice cases may not dispute the existence or cause of a plaintiff’s injury in a case in which the medical providers previously settled the claim, admitting liability.
November 14, 2012
Biloxi Sun Herald | November 14, 2012
Resolution of a long-running Mississippi personal injury lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a portion of the state's tort laws is not expected before next year.
ThomsonReuters | November 14, 2012
On Tuesday, six alleged victims of the notorious anti-nausea drug thalidomide filed a complaint in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas against GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, Grunenthal and other defendants, asserting that decades ago their mothers took the drug during pregnancy, unaware that it could cause grievous birth defects.
October 22, 2012
Triangle Business Journal | Subscription Required | October 22, 2012
Rates for medical malpractice insurance have been in decline for five years, and a year-old state law that slapped restrictions on lawsuits is being credited with taking them down further.
October 18, 2012
The Hill | October 18, 2012
The Obama administration hasn't lived up to its rhetoric on medical malpractice reform, congressional Republicans charged Wednesday.
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October 11, 2012
Jacksonville Times-Union | October 11, 2012
Most people have been there. You go to the doctor’s office, and are promptly greeted with a stack of paperwork to fill out.
Eurasia Review | October 11, 2012
Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Legislature should immediately move to increase the outdated and cruel cap that severely limits compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice, negligence or worse. At least ten thousand Californians perish every year, along with many more aggravated injuries and illnesses from reckless medical malpractice, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This toll does not include fatalities and other casualties from hospital-induced infections, reported by the CDC.
October 9, 2012
Kansas City Star | October 9, 2012
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state law that caps the damages awarded in medical malpractice cases.
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