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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 Driving Health Care Costs? Hint: It Is Not Medical Malpractice Claims.

You don’t need the graph above to tell you that health care costs are going up and up.  Why is that?  Well, the medical profession and its political enablers will tell you it is runaway medical malpractice suits.  In point … Read More

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Medical Secrecy Harms Patients.

Medical care is shrouded in secrecy.  While most doctors are good, competent, caring people, there are some who are incompetent and whose incompetence harms patients.  Who are these doctors?  Many in the medical profession know who the incompetents are but … 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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Why Won’t Someone in Arizona Take My Malpractice Case?

You live in Arizona and believe you have a medical malpractice case.  You have spoken to a number of law firms that handle these cases but no one will accept your case.  What is going on? Unfortunately, what is going … 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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Are Doctors Really That Unethical?

In a bid to gain support for limitations on medical malpractice cases, we have been promised savings in the order of “hundreds of billions of dollars” by those promoting limitations.  These savings would come in two forms.  In the first … Read More

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A Final Word About Gutting Medical Malpractice

For the last two weeks I have written about Republican plans to gut medical malpractice litigation during the process of replacing the Affordable Care Act.  While they claim there is a crisis, the leading insurers of medical malpractice say the … Read More

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More on Limiting Medical Malpractice Cases

Last week I wrote about Republican plans to gut medical malpractice cases under the guise of reforming health care.  They claim that there is a crisis and that frivolous cases are driving up the costs of malpractice insurance and forcing … Read More

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Medical Malpractice Payouts 2015

Last week I wrote about the National Practitioners Data Bank (“NPDB”) and the information reported to it.  While the public may not obtain data about individual payouts or individual doctors, it can obtain bulk data about malpractice payouts and there … Read More

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