Valleywide Legal Blog

Arkansas Supreme Court Tosses Out “Tort Reform” Ballot Measure.

The business and medical communities have been busy over the years pushing laws they claim will end a flood of frivolous lawsuits and unleash a wave of economic growth.  Most of these laws have been aimed primarily at medical malpractice … Read More

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Some Proof of the Existence of Defensive Medicine.

John and I have written about defensive medicine on many occasions in the past.  Here is a link and here is another.  It is our belief that claims by the medical profession about the amount of defensive medicine and its … Read More

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Break Up The Doctor Cartel?

Medical professionals and their insurers frequently suggest that the high cost of medical care in this country is due to frivolous medical malpractice cases.  Former Congressman and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price claimed that limiting medical … Read More

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Alternative Facts Drive House Malpractice Bill

The justifications put forward by the House Republicans to justify their attack on the rights of patients injured by medical malpractice are based, as they must be, on lies and misinformation.  How else to get such a blatant attack past … Read More

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More On The House Malpractice Bill

House Bill 1215 places the thumb of Congress squarely on one side of the scales of justice and, unsurprisingly, it is not the side of the patient.  Last week I wrote about the caps on damages found in the medical … Read More

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What Is Your Family Worth Under The Republican Malpractice Bill?

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives recently passed a bill intended to make things much worse for people injured by medical malpractice.  While there are many provisions that hurt victims of malpractice, today I am going to discuss only damage caps.  Regardless … Read More

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Insurance Companies Are Bragging About Their Influence in Washington

I have blogged about the bill which passed the Republican controlled House of Representatives gutting state medical malpractice laws.  It is a disaster for patients.  It forces each state to reduce what patients are able to recover in state courts … Read More

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No Surprise: Big Business Is Taking Away Your Rights

Whether you were injured in a car accident or were the victim of medical malpractice, whether you live in Bangor, Maine or Phoenix, Arizona, the deck has been stacked against you.  Big business and its allies in the insurance industry … Read More

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Malpractice Caps Have Not Delivered Their Promised Benefits

In 1975, in the face of skyrocketing premiums for medical malpractice insurance, California passed a law limiting jury awards for non-economic damages to a maximum of $250,000. That limitation has never been raised despite the fact that it would take … Read More

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Republicans in Congress Keeping Their Promise to Gut Malpractice Suits

Politicians like to come up with misleading names for their bills.   The worse the bill is for the American People, the more lovable the name they choose to divert attention from what they are actually doing.  They are true … Read More

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