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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

Hospital Shield Laws

Hospital Investigations and Confidentiality

By law, hospitals are required to conduct investigations when errors are committed.  The purpose is to “reduce morbidity and mortality and for the improvement of the care of patients provided in the institutions.”  (ARS section 36-445.) 469 more words

Arizona

One Small Cut for Health Care Costs

The ACA, or Obamacare, does nothing to reduce the cost of health care or even stem the cost increases.  It’s a numbers game to get more people with policies, even if they can’t afford to use those policies when they get sick because of high deductibles and copays.  477 more words

Is tort reform a key element of driving down the cost of malpractice insurance for doctors and keeping healthcare costs in check?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent-Now here’s an issue I haven’t heard about in a while!  The brouhaha over Obamacare and its attendant bureaucratic explosion has driven tort reform and malpractice reform from the front of the health care discussion, but the problem is still very much in existence. 1,511 more words

Public Articles

These Times

If you look across the spectrum of data coming across our feeds, you begin to get a very clear picture of what is going on. 1,008 more words

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More Bad News for Golden Living Nursing Homes

The news keeps getting worse for Golden Living, which operates thirty-six skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania. Golden Living is defendant in an action filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. 186 more words

Nursing Home Abuse

The Impact of Tort Reform in Pennsylvania

Many people do not know the extent to which tort reform has progressed at the state level. This page has some good information on the impact of Pennsylvania’s 2002 MCARE Act. 224 more words

Tort Reform