Valleywide Legal Blog

Medical Malpractice Hit Parade

Today I am writing about an old malpractice case but one which epitomizes problems that I have often blogged about and which persist today.  In 2003 a spine surgeon on the Big Island of Hawaii operated on a 73 year … 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

Posted in Doctors, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, plaintiff, tort reform, Valuing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Verdicts |

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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How to Value a Medical Malpractice Case

The ultimate question in any medical negligence case is “What’s it worth?”  So how do you value a medical malpractice case?  The answer is “It’s complicated.”  I am hired to obtain a sum of money which fairly compensates those who … Read More

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