Monthly Archives: January 2011

State of the Union: President Obama Open to Medical Malpractice Reform

President Barack Obama signals he is open to working with Republicans on medical malpractice reform in his State of the Union address. Continue reading

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Bipartisan Policy Center Launches New Health Project Led by Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist team with Bipartisan Policy Center to address the country’s healthcare problems. Continue reading

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Ohio Experiences Slight Bump in Closed Medical Malpractice Claims in 2009

The fifth annual Ohio Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Report shows a slight bump in closed medical professional liability claims. Continue reading

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Kansas Supreme Court orders re-arguments in medical malpractice lawsuit

The Kansas Supreme Court orders a re-argument of the medical malpractice case it originally heard in October 2009. Continue reading

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NJ Considering Law to Prevent Medmal Insurers from Raising MedMal Insurance Rates Unless Doctor found Guilty

The New Jersey Assembly is once-again considering A-1982, a tort reform bill that would take away the ability of medical malpractice insurers to increase the cost of insurance coverage unless there is an actual finding of wrongdoing. Continue reading

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Towers Watson: Tort Costs Drop in 2009, MedMal Trends Remain Mild

In 2009, the nation’s overall tort costs dropped by 2.7 percent, and medical professional liability trends look mild. Continue reading

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ATRA releases online version of its annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Report, Plaintiff Lawyers cry intimidation

The American Tort Reform Association releases an online version of its annual 2010-2011 Judicial Hellholes Report, chronicling the worst lawsuit climates in the country. Continue reading

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