Jan 26 2009

Third Dept.’s Application of Arons v. Jutkowitz Results in New Trial for Plaintiff

In a case decided on January 22, 2009, the Appellate Division, Third Department, affirmed the trial court’s granting of plaintiff’s motion to set aside a defense verdict, based on defense counsel’s violation of the principles of Arons v. Jutkowitz and HIPAA.  The case is Straub v. Yalamanchili.  H/Ts to Matthew Lerner and Nicole Black, each of […]

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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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