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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...It's Time for Forced Arbitration to Come to an EndMay 5, 2009David Lazarus - LA Times May 3, 2009 If you have a credit card, a cellphone or even just a job, chances are you've already signed away your right to sue if something goes wrong. Mandatory arbitration clauses have become a routine part of the fine print in most financial,...Tort Reform Videos - Coming to a Theatre Soon!April 29, 2009By: Ashby Jones - Wall Street Journal And now for a little curmudgeonly rant: We don’t like movie trailers. Never have. We don’t like that they hold you captive before the movie starts, often give away far too much of a movie’s plot, and we really don’t like that these...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,”...Senators Grassley & Kohl Reintroduce Nursing Home Tranparency ActMarch 20, 2009 WASHINGTON - Today Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) reintroduced the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act, a bill that would give consumers more information about individual nursing homes and their track record of care, give the government better tools for enforcing high quality standards, and encourage...Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 Introduced by Senator MartinezMarch 9, 2009Washington, DC””The most vulnerable Americans and their families will no longer be forced to give up their legal rights and sign one-sided mandatory binding arbitration clauses under new legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009, introduced by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)...A Victory in the Fight Against Federal PreemptionMarch 5, 2009MARCH 4, 2009 By MARK H. ANDERSON and BRENT KENDALL WASHINGTON -- In a loss for the pharmaceutical industry, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday that a Vermont woman can sue Wyeth for injuries she suffered after taking one of the drug maker's medicines. Justice John Paul Stevens, in the...The Bush Administration's Final Gift to the Nursing Home IndustryFebruary 25, 2009By Cindy Skrzycki, Bloomberg February 24, 2009 The Bush administration shut off a source of information last fall about abuse and neglect in long- term care facilities that people suing nursing homes consider crucial to their cases. The change that affects the $144 billion nursing-home industry occurred with no public...