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January 1, 2003
By James Taylor
The United States Senate killed by inaction a malpractice reform bill approved by the House of Representatives.
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Health Care
July 20, 2006
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," as Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote. But what about foolish inconsistencies?
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Health Care
March 1, 2005
By Bernard Black, Charles Silver, David Hyman, and William Sage
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
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Health Care
June 25, 2004
By Staff of The Federalist Society
The Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society presents: A Luncheon Address by Paula Stannard The Medical Malpractice Crisis: An Overview of a National Health Care Phenomenon that Threatens the Practice of Medicine Paula
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April 1, 2003
By Charles W. Jarvis, J.D.
Senior citizens know all too well that doctors are fleeing from the medical profession.
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Health Care
January 1, 2004
By Michael I. Krauss
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.
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Health Care
January 1, 2002
By Vicki Lankarge
Skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums are wreaking havoc in communities throughout the United States.
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Health Care
January 1, 2002
By Pennsylvania Medical Society
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 California 55,000
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November 1, 1999
By Twila Brase
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.
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Health Care
October 23, 1999
By Mary E. Spear
in this document, the authors address medical malpractice.
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Health Care
May 8, 2000
By Dr. Alfredo G. Esposto
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.
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Health Care
April 9, 1994
By Mary E. Spear
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
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Health Care
May 10, 2006
By Alexander Tabarrok and Amanda Agan
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.
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Health Care
April 24, 2006
By Ted Frank and Martin F. Grace
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.
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Health Care
April 16, 2004
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
It is not surprising that plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys Philip H. Corboy and Robert J.
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June 1, 2003
By Alex Adrianson
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.
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Health Care
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Health Care
November 26, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Long hours, a bureaucratic morass, and the constant threat of medical malpractice lawsuits are taking an increasingly alarming toll on the nation’s doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and putting patients at risk,
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Health Care
Regulation
October 1, 2009
By James Copland
The High Costs of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine:• The direct cost of medical-malpractice litigation is $30.
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May 31, 2016
By Kenneth Artz
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.
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