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Tort Reform Hasn't Worked

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”—Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects

The second greatest trick may be the insurance industry’s success in getting more than half the states to implement “tort reform.” That achievement was based on the promise that restricting victims’ ability to bring medical malpractice suits would improve healthcare and reduce its cost. 1,057 more words

Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee will systematically dismantle every preconceived notion you may have about “frivolous lawsuits.” And then it will show you how you’ve been manipulated by a sophisticated and well-funded public relations machine. 378 more words

Tort reform- hype vs. reality

Ask any healthcare provider about what goes on during the arduous task of completing a medical professional liability renewal and you’re bound to hear about insurance market conditions and the state of insurance renewals. 1,204 more words

Property & Casualty

Defensive Medicine: Tort Reform Does Not Address Concerns

Practicing defensive medicine suggests extra or unwanted services such as: unnecessary hospitalizations, additional tests, medications, and operations; all in the mission to decrease the danger of malpractice lawsuits and minimize poor outcomes. 265 more words

Kim Strassel: A Silver Lining in Washington

Wall Street Journal: Shining a light on corruption is the way for Republicans to move tort reform.

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was last week arrested and accused by the feds of an elaborate kickback scheme. 69 more words

Politics

The Rick Perry legacy

Tomorrow, Governor-elect Greg Abbott will take the reigns from Rick Perry and officially become just ‘Governor Abbott.’ For the first time since the Clinton administration, Texas will have a new governor. 722 more words

HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS DEMAND IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY DESPITE JAMA STUDY SHOWING THEY DON'T REPORT THEIR OWN FOR UNSAFE PRACTICES

According to medical sources, over 440,000 patients die needlessly each year in American hospitals due to preventable medical mistakes while countless others suffer severe and crippling injuries. 1,056 more words

Civil Justice