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Medical Malpractice Premiums Decreasing - More Evidence that the Medical Malpractice Crisis is a MythOctober 16, 2010October 11, 2010 Malpractice insurance premiums for internists, general surgeons, and obstetrician/gynecologists in 2010 decreased on average for the third year in a row, but barely, according to the publication Medical Liability Monitor (MLM). The rate of decline in 2010 is 0.5% compared with 2.5% in 2009...Medical Malpractice Costs Are Not to Blame for Skyrocketing Health Care CostsSeptember 15, 2010Medical Malpractice is sometimes cited as one of the major reasons for sky rocketing healthcare costs, but a recent study shows that the malpractice expenses are just a fraction of the total healthcare costs even when factoring in defensive medicine: tests, procedures, etc. Most defensive medicine expenses are ordered by...Medical Errors Cost Nearly 20 Billion AnnuallyAugust 18, 2010Society of Actuaries Study Finds Medical Errors Annually Cost at Least $19.5 Billion Nationwide Report shows how 1.5 million medical errors compromise quality of American healthcare and cause unnecessary waste in the system Aug. 9, 2010 Findings from a new study released today estimate that measurable medical errors cost the...Stillborn Child Can Recover NIED DamagesJuly 28, 2010The Indiana Court of Appeals held today that a mother who suffers a stillbirth due to medical malpractice qualifies as an injured patient and satisfies the actual victim requirement under the Medical Malpractice Act, regardless of whether the malpractice resulted in injuries to the mother, fetus, or both. In Steven...Ohio Has Already Proven That ""Tort Reform"" Does Not Lower Health Care CostsMarch 22, 2010Ohio's tort reform law hasn't lowered health-care costs By Stephen Koff, The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 20, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the House of Representatives prepares to vote Sunday on a package that Democrats say will make health care more affordable, critics insist the ""big government takeover of health care""...Congressman Braley Addresses Medical Malpractice MythsNovember 23, 2009By CATHLEEN F. CROWLEY, Staff writer Click byline for more stories by writer. First published: Monday, November 23, 2009 WASHINGTON – A short but fiery speech made on the floor of the House of Representatives has raised the hopes of patient safety advocates across the nation. Rep. Bruce Braley,...Payments to Medical Malpractice Victims At a Record LowJuly 8, 2009ConsumerAffairs.com - July 7, 2009 Medical malpractice payments were at or near record lows in 2008, but a study released by Public Citizen suggests the decline almost certainly indicates that a lower percentage of injured patients received compensation, not that health safety has improved. Medical malpractice is so common, and...Treating the Medical Hit-And-RunJune 18, 2009By: Patrick J. Malone The Huffington Post, June 17, 2009 I wish President Obama could meet one or two of my clients who are victims of medical hit-and-runs. When the President tells the American Medical Association that he is open to curbing the rights of injured patients to sue in...U.S. Grapples With Solutions to Preventable Medical ErrorsApril 2, 2009 Janet Brooks, Canadien Medical Association Journal After years of warnings from former United States president George Bush that frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits were driving doctors out of practice and inflating the cost of US health care, the weight of evidence now points to preventable errors ”” not misguided...New York Times Examines the ""Independent"" Medical Examination ProcessApril 2, 2009Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust By N. R. KLEINFIELD, New York Times Dr. Hershel Samuels, an orthopedic surgeon, put his hand on the worker’s back. “Mild spasm bilaterally,” he said softly. He pressed his fingers gingerly against the side of the man’s neck. “The left cervical is tender,”...