New Year’s Malpractice News

  • Could proposed reforms change the face of New Jersey medical malpractice claims? (PR-USA.net). Some doctors want a law that limits the ability of medical malpractice insurers to raise premiums on doctors unless there is a finding of liability. The problem? Most good medical malpractice cases are settled. Raising rates only when there is a jury verdict would not properly raise rates on high risk doctors. Why can’t insurance companies make their own post-settlement findings on liability?
  • Ways In Which Medical Malpractice Claims May Result From Delayed Diagnosis Of Colon Cancer (Colon Cleanse Health). Colon cancer cases are difficult in Maryland because of Maryland’s tough loss of chance law.
  • Washington clinic accused of medical malpractice in liposuction wrongful death (JusticeNewsFlash Release)
  • Mistrial Ruled After Physician Accused of Malpractice Treats Juror in Court (DC Injury Lawyers – JDSupra )
  • Seven Ways to Improve Health Care and the Environment in 2011 (Health News Digest)
  • St. Francis Hospital Doctors Are Ordered to Pay $7 Million (PR Newswire)
  • A Maryland hospital has banned all types of photography in the delivery room until five minutes after the birth of the baby. Why did Meritus Medical Centre at the Hagerstown Hospital make this decision? You guess.
  • AEG Wants Katherine Jackson Lawsuit Dismissed
  • Medical Malpractice And Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Sacramento Man’s Family (Sacramento Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog)
  • New study raises Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice questions concerning strokes (Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog)
  • 5 Reasons Your Medical Malpractice Expert Will Let You Down (Lawyerlife Blog)
  • Diagnostic Errors Often Caused by Systems, Shortcuts (Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog)