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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Medical Errors: A Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

We like to tell ourselves that we value life.  When a tragedy occurs, we often search for solutions to try and prevent it from occurring again.  Highway safety is a good example.  Around 40,000 people die in highway accidents each … Read More

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Medical Ethics? Many Doctors Don’t Care.

Many professions strive to meet lofty ethical goals and the medical profession is no different.  The American Medical Association has long promulgated a set of Principles of Medical Ethics.  The problem is that many doctors, while mouthing the platitudes contained … Read More

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What is Holding Up Virtual Medicine?

Last month I wrote about what many health care professionals believe to be the biggest problem in medicine: lack of patient compliance.  This has been offered as the reason the many new technical advances in medicine are failing to produce … Read More

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The Fee For Service Model Needs To Go.

The primary method of doctor and hospital compensation in the United States is “fee for service.”  Under this model, doctors and hospitals get paid on an individual basis for each act of service they provide to a patient.  The model … 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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