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Medical Malpractice Reform Being Considered In Georgia

Georgia adopted reforms of the tort laws regarding medical malpractice in 2005. However some doctors believe that these changes did not go far enough in addressing the issue of medical malpractice lawsuits in the state. They...more

TX Attempt at Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Fails

Since 2003, Texas has enforced a strict cap on damages awarded through medical malpractice cases. Texas is one example of how tort reforms hurt the public and strengthen the insurance industry. A recent report on the changes...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?

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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