Valleywide Legal Blog

2018 Malpractice Payments

The National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) was established by Congress in 1986 to be a repository of information about malpractice payments and matters affecting the privileges and licensing of physicians and other health care professionals.  All malpractice payments made on … Read More

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The Medical Malpractice System Favors Doctors.

Here is more evidence, if more evidence is needed, that the medical malpractice system favors doctors.  It is in the form of a report published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a publication by and for doctors.  The … Read More

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Large Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements.

The first thing to know about large medical malpractice verdicts and settlements is that the data surrounding them is largely unreliable.  The reason for this is at least twofold. With regard to verdicts, the verdict which is reported to the … Read More

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Malpractice Myths Don’t Match The Facts.

Last week I wrote about a study which examined over 20 years of reports to the National Practitioners Data Bank about payments made on behalf of doctors to resolve medical malpractice claims.  I discussed the study findings about the most … Read More

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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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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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