March 19, 2013
Oregonian | March 19, 2013
Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill Monday creating a new process for patients, doctors and health care providers to mediate disputes over medical errors.
March 7, 2013
Statesman Journal | March 7, 2013
The Oregon Senate voted today to approve an alternative to some medical-malpractice lawsuits. The 26-3 vote moved Senate Bill 483 to the House.
January 22, 2013
Oregonian | January 22, 2013
People in Oregon have never warmed to the idea of limiting their power to sue doctors or hospitals. In recent years, voters have twice rejected proposed caps on non-economic damages in malpractice lawsuits, forcing state leaders to look elsewhere for reforms.
December 18, 2012
Securities Law Prof Blog | December 18, 2012
Oregon has become one of the few (if not the only to date) states that have adopted the "fraud on the market" presumption of reliance under state securities law.
August 16, 2012
Oregonian | August 16, 2012
A state committee meets in Portland Wednesday afternoon for the second time, set up to make changes to how medical malpractice lawsuits work in Oregon.
July 30, 2012
Oregonian | July 30, 2012
Health care reform almost died in the Oregon Legislature last year during a fight over new proposed caps for damages in malpractice lawsuits. Gov. John Kitzhaber's reform effort prevailed without caps, but the politically charged questions surrounding medical liability in this state went unanswered. That can't last.
February 15, 2012
Statesman Journal | February 15, 2012
During an earlier work session in the Joint Ways and Means Committee, some House Republicans voted for the bill even though it didn't include additional medical liability tort reform.
February 14, 2012
Oregonian | February 14, 2012
A fight bubbling up in Salem threatens to derail Oregon's health care reform as Republicans demand caps on lawsuits against health care providers.
February 7, 2012
Oregonian | February 7, 2012
A recent editorial in this newspaper, titled "Time to OK a new health plan" (Jan. 31), made some very good points about why lawmakers should pass the governor's health care transformation bill. While hitting many of the high points, the editorial missed some of the glaring issues yet to be resolved. As written, the bill fails to increase access for Oregonians and fails to address the costs of medical malpractice premiums, which are strangling our health care system.
January 27, 2012
Register-Guard | January 27, 2012
The one political snag that could threaten legislative approval of the health care transformation plan discussed above is Senate Republicans’ insistence that the plan include limits on malpractice lawsuits, such as caps on awards for pain and suffering.
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