Medical Malpractice. Legal news and articles for March 29 - 31, 2012

Star surgeon says he left Iowa because of weatherHow Do I Know if I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim?Malpractice bill bad for patientsPennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer Warns of Widespread Hospital ...Judge forbids La to enforce abortion liability lawTort reform drives surge in medical malpractice suitsMedical Malpractice Insurance Costs Still High Reports Cleveland Medical ...Wrongful Death as a Result of Medical MalpracticeWhy Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?Anesthesia-Related Medical MalpracticePRO/CON VIEW: Are limits on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases ...Judge forbids La to enforce abortion liability lawJudge overturns La. law allowing suits against abortion doctors when no ...Obamacare & Federal Tort Reform, Perfect TogetherViolent Crimes in China's Hospitals Make Many Citizens Happy

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Court reverses malpractice fund ruling, helping Pa. budget
Centre Daily TimesMarch 1, 2012

By Peter Jackson — AP HARRISBURG — 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 ...more »

'Inappropriate' questions void malpractice verdict
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 2, 2012

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - A New York appeals court has ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice case it said was tainted by a lawyer's "inappropriate" and "inflammatory" cross-examination and comments. In an unanimous ruling, the Appellate ...more »

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Star surgeon says he left Iowa because of weather
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 31, 2012

A month later, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., announced it had hired Chaloupka to a similar position. Chaloupka is still facing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Iowa that alleges he abandoned a patient seeking a cure for a rare ...more »

How Do I Know if I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim?
Einnews PortugalMarch 31, 2012

However, there are certain instances where medical professionals act negligently, resulting in an avoidable injury to the patient. Under these circumstances, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a medical malpractice claim.more »

Malpractice bill bad for patients
Nashua TelegraphMarch 30, 2012

The state Senate is considering medical malpractice legislation so skewed against the interests of patients that it appears to have been written by the insurance industry's equivalent of Montgomery Burns, the villainous nuclear power plant owner in the ...more »

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer Warns of Widespread Hospital ...
PR Web (press release)March 30, 2012

If they do, it is likely because of surgical negligence or the hospital's negligence or, as this report indicates, because of faulty medical device design. Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer Marion Munley called attention today to an investigative ...more »

Judge forbids La to enforce abortion liability law
Bastrop Daily EnterpriseMarch 30, 2012

The law also kept doctors who perform abortions out of a state-run medical malpractice review process and a fund to pay malpractice judgments. US District Judge Ginger Berrigan ruled March 1 that the law is unconstitutionally vague and, ...more »

Tort reform drives surge in medical malpractice suits
Business Journal of the Greater Triad AreaMarch 30, 2012

The number of medical malpractice lawsuits in the Triad shot up last year, largely due to a medical liability tort reform bill that capped damages to plaintiffs. economic” damages, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress, to $500000.more »

Medical Malpractice Insurance Costs Still High Reports Cleveland Medical ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)March 30, 2012

Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Medical malpractice insurance premiums are high in spite of tort reform, not because of it. “It depends on how you look at medical malpractice as to how you feel about it. If you are a doctor, ...more »

Wrongful Death as a Result of Medical Malpractice
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 30, 2012

These professionals have an obligation to provide life-saving care while doing no harm. Deviating from standards of care and acting carelessly can easily result in death in the healthcare field. If medical malpractice led to the death of a loved one, ...more »

Why Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 30, 2012

NOLO, the leading marketer of DIY legal guides online, doesn't even sell one for medical malpractice. If you go to their page on this type of lawsuit, they give some basic background on this type of lawsuit, then say, "Medical malpractice law is highly ...more »

Anesthesia-Related Medical Malpractice
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 30, 2012

Severe, life-altering injuries can result when anesthesia-related medical malpractice occurs. Anesthesia-related medical malpractice can severely harm you. Possible outcomes of anesthesia malpractice include: In some cases of anesthesia malpractice, ...more »

PRO/CON VIEW: Are limits on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases ...
Beaumont EnterpriseMarch 30, 2012

Even though medical malpractice continues at an alarming rate, lawsuit caps like this make it harder for consumers to seek justice in the courts. In other types of lawsuits, judges and juries are free to award as much or as little as they want after ...more »

Judge forbids La to enforce abortion liability law
NECNMarch 29, 2012

Louisiana malpractice law limits awards to $500000 and sets up a review board to decide, before a case can go to trial for damages, whether the doctor was negligent or provided poor care. The 1997 law amended state liability law — which does not limit ...more »

Judge overturns La. law allowing suits against abortion doctors when no ...
The RepublicMarch 29, 2012

The law also kept doctors who perform abortions out of a state-run medical malpractice fund. Stephanie Toti, senior staff attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, says the law was an attempt to drive abortion providers out of practice.more »

Obamacare & Federal Tort Reform, Perfect Together
InjuryBoard.comMarch 29, 2012

Constitutional conservatives and states' rights advocates consistently oppose both Obamacare and federal tort reform. That's why VA AG Ken Cuccinelli sued to block Obamacare and promised to sue to block any federal law to limit medmal awards.more »

Violent Crimes in China's Hospitals Make Many Citizens Happy
BloombergMarch 29, 2012

China lacks a credible and independent medical malpractice system to determine compensation for medical errors. But that's just the beginning. The more critical issue relates to the comically low compensation medical professionals receive (the starting ...more »

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