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GOP campaigning to strip patients of key legal protections

We all know how con artists work the streets. One might bump into you in a train or in a crosswalk, while the other grabs your wallet. Or one might smile and chat with a mom at a playground, while her partner nabs the purse....more

Health Alert (Australia) October 3, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Commonwealth. Fair Work Commission. 23 September 2016 - Francis Logan v Bendigo Health Care Group [2016] FWC 6780 -...more

It’s an Election Year, So It’s Time for a Tort Reform Bill & Snappy Acronym

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

If it’s an election year, it must be time for someone in Congress to propose a tort reform bill and to come up with a snappy acronym—the more tortured, the better. And Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) has done just that, with...more

Doctors, Lawyers and the Controversial Prop 46

by Lewitt Hackman on

What's the most controversial measure on California's November ballot? The insurance regulation bill, Prop 45, may be a good contender – but more than likely the controversy over Proposition 46 will win the contest hands...more

The Enduring Myth of Medical Malpractice Reform

Sometimes it seems like the drive to control the amount of damages awarded for medical malpractice is on some kind of political message loop. Often called “tort reform,” it frequently is fodder in election campaigns, and is...more

Rick Santorum's (and the GOP's) Damage Cap Problem

Rick Santorum is not the first politician to be caught in a "Do as I say, not as I did" moment. So when it came out this weekend that Santorum had asked for more damages in his wife's medical malpractice...more

Rick Santorum's (and the GOP's) Damage Cap Problem

Rick Santorum is not the first politician to be caught in a "Do as I say, not as I did" moment. So when it came out this weekend that Santorum had asked for more damages in his wife's medical malpractice...more

Should Veterans Have the Right to Sue for Negligence in Military Hospitals?

by Robert Kraft on

Since 1950, U.S. veterans have been unable to make claims for medical malpractice committed in military hospitals. This seemingly unfair rule was decided in a U.S. Supreme Court case referred to by the Plaintiff’s name,...more

Malpractice Victims Respond to Myth of "Frivolous Lawsuits"

Dear President Obama: On March 1, 2010, the undersigned five survivors of medical negligence and family members had the honor of meeting with the White House Office of Public Engagement about the issue of medical...more

Judicial Elections and Medical Malpractice

Once they understand what "tort reform" tries to do to victims of medical malpractice, most fairminded people agree it's just not fair to put artificial legislative limits on the amount of money a patient can recover in a...more

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