Monthly Archives: February 2011

California Insurance Commissioner Jones Calls on Medical Malpractice Insurers to Reduce Rates

California insurance commissioner Dave Jones is contacting his state’s medical professional liability insurance carriers to question their coverage rates. Continue reading

Posted in California, Healthcare Reform, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice News, Medical Professional Liability Insurance, MICRA Act, Politics, Tort Reform | Leave a comment

North Carolina Lawmakers Debate Medical Malpractice Award Cap

North Carolina began debate this week on a $250,000 cap on non-economic damage cap for medical malpractice cases. Continue reading

Posted in Damage Caps, Georgia, Healthcare Reform, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice News, Medical Professional Liability Insurance, North Carolina, Politics, Republicans, State Supreme Courts, Tort Reform | Leave a comment

President Obama Starts Drive For Medical Malpractice Reforms

President Obama is calling for ste-level tort reforms, but stops short of endorsing damage caps. Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Damage Caps, Department of Health & Human Services, Health Courts, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice News, Medical Professional Liability Insurance, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, Politics, President Barack Obama, Republicans | Leave a comment

Tea Party Member Says Malpractice Damage Caps Violate Constitution

Tea Party Caucus member says that federal tort reform with medical malpractice damage caps violates the Constitution. Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice News, Medical Professional Liability Insurance, Noneconomic Damage Caps, Politics, Republicans, Texas, The Tea Party, Tort Reform | Leave a comment

Wisconsin State Government Flips to Republican Control, Tort Reform Takes Center Stage in New Legislative Agenda

Wisconsin’s newly republican majorities rush tort reform through the legislative process. New medical malpractice restrictions enacted. Continue reading

Posted in American Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice News, Medical Professional Liability Insurance, Midwest, Politics, Republicans, The Economy, Tort Reform, Wisconsin | Leave a comment