Monthly Archives: March 2011

Malpractice Immunity & Evidence-Based Medicine

side note: Here is an article that shows the conflict of interest that is inherent in our current system of medical liability, and outlines a reform idea worth closer inspection. While sovereign immunity is doubtful, it is an academic argument … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Tort Reform: Judges now have less discretion in finding frivolousness, imposing sanctions

side note: Right now, Wisconsin is ground zero in the labor rights fight, but the villain Gov. Scott Walker pushed through a tort reform measure during an emergency session he called during his first week in office. Below is a … Continue reading

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Rand Health Study: Investment in New Healthcare Quality Measures Needed as Cost-Cutting Strategies Grow

side note: With all the cost-cutting that is proposed at both federal and state levels, this is an especially prescient report. As the healthcare industry, employers and government officials seek to control the growth of health spending, new efforts are … Continue reading

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Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Formed in House of Representatives

On Feb. 10, Representatives Bob Good-latte and Dan Boren announced the creation of a bipartisan legal reform caucus, the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus. Goodlatte and Boren will serve as co-chairs of the newly formed caucus. According to the congressmen, the … Continue reading

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MLMIC Threatens to not Renew Eight Bronx Obstetricians

side note: If this isn’t a strong argument that New York’s medical liability climate threatens access to care, I do not know what would be. A malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who … Continue reading

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New York Governor Cuomo Working to Reform Medicaid, Medical Malpractice with Caps on Damages

side note: Here’s an unusual piece of politics. The Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is proposing malpractice damage caps to heal the state’s economic woes. With the intention of re-structuring New York’s Medicaid system, Governor Cuomo is urging … Continue reading

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