Entries Tagged as 'Medical Malpractice'

Jury decides insurer should pay $14.3 million in medical malpractice case

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Damage caps: not a good thing

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The Folly of Damage Caps: More Evidence

Posted by Stuart N. Ratzan on Friday, October 14, 2011

Public Citizen, a group devoted to studying these sorts of things, provides more evidence of the folly of damage caps. If the movie Hot Coffee did not close the deal, a recent analysis of Texas' medical malpractice reform should. "Tort Reform" was probably the most cynical American political construct since McCarthyism.


Study: Only 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases pay

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Wed, Aug 17, 2011

Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades.

But while doctors and their insurers may be winning most of these challenges, that's still a lot of fighting. Each year about 1 in 14 doctors is the target of a claim, and most physicians and virtually every surgeon will face at least one in their careers, the study found.


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