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Florida Families Finding Tort Reform Unjust

Advocates of medical mapractice tort reform usually present it as a cure for an out of control civil justice system. However, a few families in Florida are now finding how unjust tort reform really…

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New Guidelines May Make VBAC's More Prominent

The New York Times has recently reported that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has begun to loosen the guidelines permitting Vaginal-Birth After Caesarian (VBAC). The New…

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Massachusetts Awarded Grant Money to Study Patient Safety and Liability Claims

The Providence Business Journal reports today that Massachusetts was one of several states to be awarded a grant for the Department of Health and Human Services to create certain pilot projects…

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Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitation in DC, Maryland and West Virginia

I understand that when a loved one is hurt or killed as a result of medical negligence, a lawsuit is not the first thing a grieving family thinks of. In fact, it probably isn’t one of the top 100…

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Repeal of McCarran-Ferguson Act a Better Option than Tort Reform

Interesting letter in Roll Call today by Congressman Jerrold Nadler. In discussing the recent reforms of our health care system, Nadler points out that if we want to reduce the cost of malpractice…

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Illinois Supreme Court Med Mal Cap Ruling a Celebration of Separation of Powers

As most news agencies have reported, including the New York Times, Thursday the Illinois Supreme Court found that states medical malpractice statute capping non-economic damages unconstitutional. As…

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Health care Reform Must Put Patients First Because Medical Errors Happen All Too Often

There has been a lot of emphasis during the health care reform debate on medical malpractice reform. But this report by CNN’s Heidi Collins demonstrates just how frequently egregious medical errors…

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Doctors Speak Out on Malpractice

We recently commented on Dr. Parikh’s brave article in Salon Magazine. It seems this may be catching on. Dr. Richard Klein has written a book on the dangers of medical mistakes, and has a message…

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Loser Pays Tort Reform Would Bar All Medical Negligence Cases

A story in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution discusses a plan by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia to enforce a loser pays system in medical negligence…

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A Doctor's Perspective on Tort Reform

Rahul K. Parikh, M.D. is a brave man. In an article he has penned for the online magazine Salon, Dr. Parikh takes on his colleagues, peers and the American Medical Association and challenges the…