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The High Cost of Poor Nursing Home Care in the U.S.April 12, 2011Washington, DC – April 8, 2011 – Twenty years ago, The National Consumer Voice for QualityLong-Term Care[*] released a compendium of research that proved the axiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The High Cost of Poor Care-The Cost Effectiveness of Good Care Practices (1991) showed...Medical Errors Driving Up Cost of Healthcare, Not the Legal SystemApril 12, 2011Approximately 1.5 million measurable medical errors (out of a total 6.3 million measurable medical injuries) leached $19.5 billion from the American economy in 2008, representing an average total cost per error of $13,000, according to a new analysis of insurance claims data completed by the consulting firm Milliman for the...It’s Time to Call Tort Reform What it Really IsApril 12, 2011Standing Up Against Corporate Tyranny Jacob Diesselhorst, Nix Law Group, PLLC, Edmond, Oklahoma I love Oklahoma. I love the people of Oklahoma, all of them. The hard-working men and woman, the elderly-who have paved the way for us and the children-who we are grooming to carry on the legacy for...Once Again Congress is Trying to Pass Med-Mal Tort DeformFebruary 13, 2011The Hill GOP clashes over medical malpractice By Julian Pecquet – 02/09/11 01:03 PM ET House Republicans clashed with one another Wednesday over a longtime GOP priority: limiting medical malpractice damages. At a Judiciary Committee markup, one GOP lawmaker accused another of proposing legislation that would violate the Constitution. Republicans...$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for Abusive Conduct Upheld by Arkansas Supreme CourtJanuary 29, 2011Jan. 28, 2011 Noel E. Oman - Arkansas Online LITTLE ROCK ”” The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the decision in a case in which a Pulaski County jury found that an insurance company defamed a radiologist, and the high court reinstated $15 million in punitive...Medicare Fraud by For-Profit Nursing Home ChainsJanuary 28, 2011January 14, 2011, 1:20 pm Report Questions Nursing Home Charges By PAULA SPAN The way Medicare pays, and overpays, for nursing home care has been the subject of investigations, calls for reform and general hand-wringing for years. And here it all comes again, but with a...GREAT ARTICLE ON INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMERS PATIENTSJanuary 3, 2011GIVING ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS THEIR WAY, EVEN CHOCOLATE By PAM BELLUCK PHOENIX ”” Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when...Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - America's Dirty Little SecretOctober 18, 2010Elder Abuse: America's Dirty Secret By Ken Connor 10/17/2010 The plight of elderly Americans has been a top concern of the Center for a Just Society since our inception in 2005, and as senior citizens comprise an ever increasing percentage of our nation's population, the need is greater...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...Indiana Supreme Court Issues 30 Day Rule on Direct Mail Solicitation of Accident VictimsOctober 15, 2010Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Responds to Supreme Court Rule Indianapolis- The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association has learned that the Indiana Supreme Court will be promulgating a new rule imposing a 30 day moratorium on direct mail legal solicitation. In May of 2007, ITLA’s Board of Directors voted in favor...