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Preventable Mistakes: Code Blue conference

“First Do No Harm” Public Service Announcement to Premiere at Harkins Theaters

HOUSTON, TX, September 16, 2016 – The first public service announcement (PSA) has made its way to the big screen at Harkins Theatres in Dallas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and California, presented by The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association. 204 more words

HEALTH

Lawsuits are hard. Don't presume you have one.

A man named Ken Walton recently wrote a facebook post that gained a great deal of attention. He alleges that, due to the fact that the rental car he was driving had its license plate stolen, he and his young daughter were pulled over. 1,003 more words

Tort Reform

Audit raises concerns about nursing home staffing levels.

A recent audit (report here) by the Pennsylvania Auditor General raises serious concerns about nursing home operation in Pennsylvania. The audit covered the period of January 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. 245 more words

Nursing Home Abuse

Medical Malpractice Verdicts at 15 Year Low

There were 101 medical malpractice jury verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2015. Seventy-nine of these verdicts were defense verdicts. The number of medical malpractice verdicts is a fifteen year low. 106 more words

Tort Reform

Ohio Woman Wins $21 Million Judgement in Domestic Violence Suit

An elementary school teacher in Ohio was awarded $1,580,000 in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit against her abusive ex-husband. 206 more words

Is your doctor making money off of unnecessary surgical implants?

The Senate Finance Committee issued a recent report on Physician Owned Distributorships (“POD”s) and their impact on patient care. PODs are

physician-owned entities that derive revenue from selling, or arranging for the sale of, implantable medical devices ordered by their physician-owners for use in procedures the physician-owners perform on their own patients at hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. 237 more words

Tort Reform

The Looming Attack on Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases

The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri.  A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolve the issue. 1,293 more words

Missouri Law