June 12, 2017
Lawyer contingency fees are driving up the cost of health care.
July 26, 2017
Florida is one of the highest-paying states for medical malpractice lawsuits.
June 12, 2017
Dr. Alieta Eck's charity health care center is a model for reaching low-income and uninsured patients without government funding.
May 18, 2017
States with less punitive medical boards scored highest.
May 31, 2016
A new report by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a San Francisco-based think tank, ranks the states on their medical-malpractice and tort liability policies and indicates where each state has room to improve.
May 19, 2011
The University of Connecticut Health Center malpractice account is underfunded with only enough money to cover one-third of the estimated claims against the state-owned hospital.Two years ago, this underfunding would have been illegal.
February 18, 2010
The Illinois State Medical Society’s medical malpractice insurance affiliate vowed to continue to fight for caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
September 1, 2009
President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats have proposed a major restructuring of the American health care system.
May 1, 2003
While the war in Iraq has distracted Congress from medical malpractice reform, it appears legislators remain focused on Medicare reform and the creation of a workable prescription drug benefit program for seniors.
April 1, 2002
Today, American medicine is at the point of no return in its relationship with the predatory medical malpractice lawsuit industry, and with the dangerously high insurance premiums it spawns.
December 1, 2008
Excerpt from The Handbook on State Health Care Reform, coauthored by John C. Goodman, Michael Bond, Devon M. Herrick, Gerald L. Musgrave, Pamela Villarreal, and Joe Barnett.
March 11, 2013
Wisconsin requires medical providers to buy supplementary malpractice insurance from the state, but an independent audit suggests the billion dollar insurance trust fund needs tighter financial controls.
July 24, 2012
New Hampshire’s House and Senate voted to overturn a veto from Democratic Gov. John Lynch of Senate Bill 406, a medical malpractice reform law.
October 20, 2011
In this Policy Analysis, Svorny states that supporters of capping court awards for medical malpractice argue that caps will make health care more affordable. But, will it?
June 2, 2005
(June 2, 2005 -- Chicago, IL) The Illinois House and Senate approved legislation over the Memorial Day weekend to reform medical malpractice policy in Illinois.
April 1, 2004
From 1997 through 2002, the average total jury verdict went up 61 percent.
From 1997 through 2002, the average jury award for non-economic damages has gone up 132 percent.
April 1, 2004
Physicians attending a February hearing urged the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to lobby state legislators to reduce the minimum level of malpractice insurance physicians are required to maintain.
October 1, 2003
After months of squabbling, the Florida House and Senate have reached agreement on legislation capping medical malpractice damages. On August 13 the House passed the compromise bill by a vote of 87-26, and the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 32-4.
March 1, 2003
Virginia insurance regulators placed troubled medical malpractice insurer Reciprocal of America into receivership on January 29.
January 1, 2003
The United States Senate killed by inaction a malpractice reform bill approved by the House of Representatives.
July 20, 2006
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," as Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote. But what about foolish inconsistencies?
March 1, 2005
Using a comprehensive database of closed claims maintained by the Texas Department of Insurance since 1988, this study provides evidence on a range of issues involving medical malpractice litigation, including claim frequency, payout frequency, payment
June 25, 2004
The Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society
A Luncheon Address by
The Medical Malpractice Crisis:
An Overview of a National Health Care
Phenomenon that Threatens the Practice of Medicine
April 1, 2003
Senior citizens know all too well that doctors are fleeing from the medical profession.
January 1, 2004
In this policy paper, the author takes aim at tort law. He asserts that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charges that the tort system is wrecking our economy.
January 1, 2002
Skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums are wreaking havoc in communities throughout the United States.
January 1, 2002
Medical Malpractice Payments
for Individual Physicians, 2000
State Median* Total Rank
Alabama $200,000 $34,839,809 24
Alaska 100,000 3,244,459 51
Arizona 150,000 68,920,361 15
Arkansas 91,880 15,220,747 42
November 1, 1999
Patient protection. Public opinion supports it and politicians claim to be its champion. Now both houses of Congress have passed different bills to advance the noble-sounding cause. Many are already celebrating their expectant victory.
October 23, 1999
in this document, the authors address medical malpractice.
May 8, 2000
In summary, President Clinton and other politicians have greeted the releases of a report on deaths causedby medical errors with calls for greater government oversight of doctors and hospitals.
April 9, 1994
In this summary, Mary Spear writes that she is concerned about the adverse impact of tort laws on our medical practices and health care costs, has developed this issue brief to explore the impact of the current legal system on America’s health care and
May 10, 2006
In this paper from the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, the authors write that doctors’ medical malpractice liability insurance premiums are at an all-time high.
April 24, 2006
Congress is scheduled to revisit medical-malpractice reform again this May. Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR), however, has announed that the medical liability crisis is "over," in an attempt to short-circuit the upcoming debate.
April 16, 2004
It is not surprising that plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys Philip H. Corboy and Robert J.
June 1, 2003
This article in Consumers' Research notes that doctors are quitting and hospitals are cutting services because the liability insurance is too expensive. Doctors in particular cannot afford the liability insurence.
October 1, 2009
The High Costs of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine:• The direct cost of medical-malpractice litigation is $30.
May 31, 2016
A new bill passed by the Florida legislature, and expected to be signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, would place significant guidelines on the use of expert witnesses in malpractice cases in the state.
May 31, 2016
A report released by Ohio’s Department of Insurance shows the state has realized significant benefits since state-level medical malpractice reforms in 2003 put a $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages.