Monthly Archives: May 2011

Virginia Governor Vetoes Damage Cap Compromise, General Assembly Overrides Veto

By an overwhelming majority, the Republican-ruled Virginia House of Delegates rejected Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s veto of a bill that would boost the limit on court awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. The bill represented a compromise among Virginia’s doctors, insurers … Continue reading

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National Conference of State Legislators Sends Letter to Congress in opposition of proposed ‘HEALTH Act of 2011’ Tort reforms

Last month, the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) wrote a letter to both the chairman and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health expressing “strong, bipartisan opposition to the passage of the latest federal medical malpractice legislation, HR … Continue reading

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Laser Spine Surgery Marketing through Google Sees Malpractice Complaints

side note: This is an interesting article on a new phenomena — physicians and surgeons marketing their services online. How hard — and in what manner — should physicians market their services? Why are we moving away from the traditional … Continue reading

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Why Medical Malpractice Reform Will Increase the Deficit, Not Reduce It

side note: Here’s an interesting article that I almost missed. It’s written by Joanne Doroshow of the Center for Justice & Democracy, and she uses Congressional Budget Office (CBO) numbers to argue that tort reform — specifically the HEALTH Act … Continue reading

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