Posts tagged “Medical malpractice”

The Staggering Costs of Medical Malpractice

October 3rd, 2016
The Staggering Costs of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is more common than you might think and it recently ranked third biggest cause of death in the US, according to an article published earlier this year on The Guardian. The article is based on a study published in the British Medical Journal, which revealed that only cancer and heart failure are more […]

Cap Imposed By State Legislature

October 8th, 2012
Cap Imposed By State Legislature

A cap on any malpractice suit passed by Kansas State legislature has been upheld by the Kansas Supreme Court. The new law which caps any money paid out for what is called non economic damages to $250,000 was challenged, but a majority of judges on the Court body felt the law was correct and justified. […]

Could Lawsuits In The US Soar?

July 16th, 2012
Could Lawsuits In The US Soar?

The recent Supreme Court ruling that President Obama‚Äôs health reforms are legal has worried many opposed to them. Others suggest that the ruling could be a recipe for increased litigation. Some lawyers argue that the number of malpractice suits could swell since the numbers of Americans who currently are not covered by health insurance is […]

Personal Injury Lawyers Opposed to State’s Malpractice Rule Changes

May 3rd, 2011
Personal Injury Lawyers Opposed to State’s Malpractice Rule Changes

While there is major concern over the amount of money paid out in malpractice suits, the main opposition to any reform comes from personal injury lawyers. This is perhaps unsurprising when it is realised they stand to lose millions of dollars from plaintiffs who are awarded significantly high sums. However reformers believe there has got […]

Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

February 16th, 2011
Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

While health reforms in the USA are starting to take effect, experts involved in dealing with medical negligence issues are as far apart as ever. However one individual is hopeful this will change. Gene Ransom who is executive director for the Maryland State Medical Society recently told reporters: “Hopefully, Democrats and Republicans can work together […]

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