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Malpractice Links: Labor Day Hangover Edition

The Orlando Sentinel: “Big verdicts can stop pharmaceutical companies from marketing unsafe drugs, automobile manufacturers from selling cars with deadly design flaws, and toy companies from making playthings that will harm children.”
Palm Beach Post: “Still, a recent study by Americans for Insurance Reform, concluded that caps, like the ones enacted in Florida, had nothing to do with the drop in insurance rates for doctors. Instead, it found that such increases are cyclical and tied to how much insurance companies earn from investment income.”
Malay Mail: “People love watching television doctors working miracles on patients with mystery ailments or devastating injuries but these medi-dramas are feeding patients unrealistic expectations….”
Roll Call: “The trial lawyers’ lobby, worried that tort reform could become a bargaining chip in the health care debate, is lashing out this week against efforts to include medical malpractice limits in health care reform bills.”