Jan 24 2009

Weekend News

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PREMIUMS DOWN NATIONWIDE-Renal and Urology News reports that premiums have stabilized for most physicians, and that over 40% actually paid lower premiums over the last year.  The report was based on a survey conducted by Medical Liability Monitor, which looked at three subspecialties:  internists, general surgeons and OB/GYNS. WASHINGTON SHINES LIGHT ON COZINESS BETWEEN [...]

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Jan 11 2009

Medical Malpractice Screening Panels Not Working for New Hampshire

A long-established staple of the tort reform movement has been a push for screening panels that evaluate medical malpractice claims before trial–the goals being to dispose of the case without the need for for a trial and its attendant expenses, and to do so for a reasonable settlement amount.  According to its proponents, the end [...]

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Dec 19 2008

Notice Provided By Big Apple Pothole Map Called Into Question

According to yesterday’s City Room blog in the NY Times, the Big Apple Pothole Map may be going the way of the dinosaurs.  Apparently, the Court of Appeals ruled in two cases yesterday that the map did not provide sufficient notice to allow claims resulting from slip and fall accidents to go forward.  The problem, according [...]

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