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 […]

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 […]

Feb 9 2009

News to Begin the Week

Did the fertility docs who impregnated the California woman who just birthed octuplets commit medical malpractice?  In light of the mother’s reproductive history, that is a question that merits serious consideration, according to Washington State’s News Tribune. Head of Illinois Trial Lawyers speaks out against tort reform that unfairly penalizes those plaintiffs who are most in […]

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