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July 15, 2005
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
Dear Editor: Wisconsin's insurance commissioner concluded earlier this year that the state's 10-year-old cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages has been successful in making malpractice insurance "available and affordable" and has "resulted
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May 31, 2016
By Thomas Cheplick
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.
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Health Care
May 31, 2016
By Brian Faughnan
In a repeat of a prior decision, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the state’s medical malpractice reform law, enacted in 2005.
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Health Care
February 9, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in early February that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional under the Illinois Constitution.
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May 1, 2004
By Keith Maurer
Few aspects of the health care debate seem to generate more vigorous discussion than the way medical malpractice and other legal disputes are resolved.
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Health Care
April 1, 2004
By Steve Stanek
As the number of companies willing to sell medical malpractice insurance in Illinois shrinks and insurance premiums skyrocket, doctors are moving out of the state or quitting medicine entirely.
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Health Care
July 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
Legislative proposals offered recently in three states illustrate the types of solutions policymakers are reaching for in an effort to control runaway medical malpractice insurance premiums.
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Health Care
March 1, 2003
By James Taylor
Doctors in West Virginia and Nevada opened the new year by following through on threats to walk off the job in response to prohibitively high malpractice insurance premiums.
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Health Care
November 1, 2002
By Conrad F. Meier
While preparing the November update, I kept running into the numerous convulsions over sharply increasing medical malpractice insurance rates.
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Health Care
November 1, 2005
By Katherine Baicker and Amitabh Chandra
Increases in medical malpractice premiums and malpractice awards to plaintiffs have received considerable attention in recent years.
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Health Care
March 21, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
President Obama has larded $50 million into his latest iteration of a health care bill, for grants to the states so they can "study" innovative ways of controlling medical malpractice costs. Please spare us.
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June 1, 2007
By Gene J. Koprowski
The idea seems appealing at first glance for those interested in tort reform: Create a special "health court" to hear complicated medical malpractice cases.
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Health Care
June 21, 2005
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
I'm Sorry, Don't Sue Me The Illinois legislature passed in May a measure aimed at easing the medical malpractice crisis in the state. Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to sign the bill.
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Law
September 22, 2003
By Joseph Bast
Texans Gun Down Plaintiffs Bar In one of the most highly anticipated referendum votes in recent years, on September 12 Texas voters narrowly approved Proposition 12, a constitutional amendment limiting medical malpractice awards.
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Law
February 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
Forty-two doctors in Pennsylvania agreed to call off their planned walkout after incoming Governor Ed Rendell (D) promised to fight for $220 million in aid for doctors to help pay for their malpractice insurance premiums.
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Health Care
February 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
The debate over malpractice insurance reform took a dramatic turn in January, as surgeons at four northern West Virginia hospitals canceled nearly all scheduled surgeries and required at least one patient to be transferred to another hospital.
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Health Care
March 28, 2010
By Maureen Martin, JD
President Barack Obama has larded $50 million into his latest iteration of a health care bill, for grants to the states so they can “study” innovative ways of controlling medical malpractice costs. Please spare us.
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Health Care
March 11, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
President Barack Obama has larded $50 million into his latest iteration of a health care bill, for grants to the states so they can “study” innovative ways of controlling medical malpractice costs. Please spare us.
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February 4, 2010
By Chief Justice Fitzgerald
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled on February 4, 2010 that caps limiting non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional.
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November 5, 2009
By Rick Docksai
In a development suggesting medical malpractice reform may help alleviate doctor shortages, a package of reforms in Missouri signed in 2005 by then-governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) to curb junk medical lawsuits has created an environment more appealing to
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