Feb 11 2009

Doctors Sue to Stop Health Insurers’ Usual and Customary Fraud

We consumers of medical care aren’t the only ones who have been short changed by major U.S. health insurers.  According to an AP story in today’s NY Times, physicians have been cheated out of fees they earned for treating patients insured through such companies, which include Cigna and Aetna. This has prompted the American Medical Association to […]

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Feb 11 2009

Non-economic Damages Cap Ruled Unconstitutional by Georgia Jurist

A Georgia state court judge has ruled that Georgia’s cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional, since it “invades the right to a jury trial by usurping one of the fact-finding responsibilities of the jury,” according to the San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog.  Judge Diane Bessen also found that Georgia’s cap violated […]

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Feb 10 2009

North Carolina Deals Harshly with HIPAA Violation

For most lawyers and physicians, “HIPAA-compliant” authorizations have become part of the routine when a patient’s medical records must be disclosed to the parties to a lawsuit.  But the North Carolina Court of Appeals has taken that process out of the routine, and placed it front and center for physicians, according to injuryboard.com. In that […]

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