Medical Malpractice. Legal news and articles for February 21 - 24, 2012

Clinics blamed for Hep C casesClinics blamed for Hep C casesColorado Law Firm Introduces the Services of Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer and ...Birmingham's ProAssurance Corp. registers profit gainsWHERLAND v. FASTABENDSmaller Medical Offices Disappearing Due to Tort Reform Speculates Cleveland ...Drugmakers get 2nd shot at immunity200 Hepatitis C cases claimed in Guangdong200 Hepatitis C cases claimed in GuangdongNew Maryland Wrongful Death Use Plaintiff Opinionbiz briefsWestborough woman runs for a causeAWSIENKO v. HINDOSHWingspan Device for Stroke Victims Needs to be RecalledFlorida considers patient compensation system

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Pa. high court sides against doctors in malpractice fund case, hundreds of ...
The RepublicFebruary 29, 2012

Pennsylvania's highest court handed the Corbett administration a major victory Wednesday in a dispute over a medical-malpractice insurance program, overturning a lower court ruling that would have significantly widened the state budget gap.more »

Georgia's Innovation Promise Rests in Bold Leadership
Gwinnett GazetteFebruary 25, 2012

Georgia could be a national leader by eliminating defensive medicine costs and improving patient safety. The state can replace its medical malpractice tort system with a Patients' Compensation System. The Foundation outlined how in a recent study: ...more »

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Clinics blamed for Hep C cases
XinhuaFebruary 24, 2012

24 (Xinhuanet) -- Medical malpractice is suspected of having caused at least 200 reported cases of hepatitis C infection in a community in south China's Guangdong Province. The number infected in the township of Zicheng, Zijin county in Heyuan city, ...more »

Clinics blamed for Hep C cases
China DailyFebruary 24, 2012

By Li Wenfang (China Daily) GUANGZHOU - Medical malpractice is suspected of having caused at least 200 reported cases of hepatitis C infection in a community in Guangdong province. The number infected in the township of Zicheng, Zijin county in Heyuan ...more »

Colorado Law Firm Introduces the Services of Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer and ...
SBWire (press release)February 23, 2012

McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer, a well-known law firm in Colorado, announces the introduction of result- oriented services of Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer and Medical Malpractice Attorneys. Medical malpractices and soft tissue injuries make for serious ...more »

Birmingham's ProAssurance Corp. registers profit gains
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)February 23, 2012

By The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- ProAssurance Corp., the medical malpractice insurer, reported sharply higher operating profit in the fourth quarter and in 2011. The Birmingham company said operating profit totaled $131.5 million, ...more »

WHERLAND v. FASTABEND
Leagle.comFebruary 23, 2012

In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiffs, Patricia Ann Wherland and Fred Wherland, appeal the trial court's order granting an exception of prescription to the defendant, Dr. Carl A. Fastabend, and dismissing their claims against the doctor.more »

Smaller Medical Offices Disappearing Due to Tort Reform Speculates Cleveland ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 23, 2012

Smaller medical offices are folding, and more doctors are working for large institutions. “There was a time when doctors first thought that medical malpractice reform was a knight in shining armor, and perhaps, at first blush, it was.more »

Drugmakers get 2nd shot at immunity
News & ObserverFebruary 23, 2012

Last year, the protection was stripped from a broader bill that put new restrictions on medical malpractice lawsuits after the bill stalled in the state Senate. Now two draft versions of potential bills focused on that single issue have surfaced in a ...more »

200 Hepatitis C cases claimed in Guangdong
People's Daily OnlineFebruary 23, 2012

23 (Xinhua) -- Medical malpractice is suspected of causing more than 200 people in south China's Guangdong province to become infected with the Hepatitis C virus. The number, counted by patients themselves in the township of Zicheng in Zijin county, ...more »

200 Hepatitis C cases claimed in Guangdong
China DailyFebruary 23, 2012

GUANGZHOU - Medical malpractice is suspected of causing more than 200 people in south China's Guangdong province to become infected with the Hepatitis C virus. The number, counted by patients themselves in the township of Zicheng in Zijin county, ...more »

New Maryland Wrongful Death Use Plaintiff Opinion
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)February 22, 2012

Multi, Medical Systems, the Maryland Court of Appeals reversed the Court of Special Appeals on a topic that has gone relatively untouched until recently: "use plaintiffs" in wrongful death cases. This appeal involved a medical malpractice wrongful ...more »

biz briefs
knox.VillageSoup.comFebruary 22, 2012

He is a member of the AAJ Professional Negligence Section and the AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group. Briggs is currently president of the Knox County Bar Association. ROCKLAND — With a recent study showing a nearly 80 percent increase ...more »

Westborough woman runs for a cause
Community AdvocateFebruary 22, 2012

(Photo/courtesy Susan Smith) Westborough – When Susan Smith, director of administration for the Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Reinsurance Plan, was asked to participate on the Boston Marathon Team with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's “Team in ...more »

AWSIENKO v. HINDOSH
Leagle.comFebruary 22, 2012

P. 31.24 ¶ 1 Halina Awsienko, Nino Awsienko, and Oleg Awsienko (the Awsienkos) appeal from the trial court's ruling granting summary judgment in favor of Raad Hindosh, MD, on their claim of medical malpractice/wrongful death. For the reasons discussed ...more »

Wingspan Device for Stroke Victims Needs to be Recalled
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 22, 2012

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2012 – Chicago medical malpractice attorney Robert Briskman is concerned about a medical device that could cause strokes and even death to its users. “The research has shown that these devices are not ...more »

Florida considers patient compensation system
Clinical AdvisorFebruary 21, 2012

Medical malpractice insurance premiums in Dade County, Fla., are perhaps the most expensive in the nation, forcing many clinicians to make dramatic choices when it comes to coverage. In response, Florida legislators are thinking hard about reworking ...more »

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