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Malpractice Suit Over Frozen California Woman to Proceed

A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled. The California 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a …

Initiative Targeting California Medical Malpractice Submitted

California’s limit of $250,000 on medical malpractice damages for pain and suffering, which became a model for other states almost 40 years ago, could be increased under a voter initiative to be submitted on Monday. Proponents said they’ve gathered 830,000 …

Lockton, Visiting Nurses Association Launch Professional Liability Program

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and specialty broker Lockton Affinity have launched a new insurance program to protect nurses and Visiting Nurse Association member agencies. VNAA is sponsoring the professional liability insurance program to provide enhanced protection for …

Medical Malpractice Insurer, NJ PURE, Forms Strategic Alliance with LIU

NJ PURE, a medical malpractice insurer in New Jersey, has entered into a strategic alliance with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance. According to Eric S. Poe, chief litigation and marketing officer of NJ PURE, NJ …

Kansas Senate Passes Bill Raising Limits on Lawsuit Damages

Kansas Senate has approved a bill that increases the state’s limits on some damages in lawsuits but makes other changes in evidence rules. The Senate’s 32-8 vote sends the measure to the House. The bill is partly a response to …

Why Damages Caps Won’t Fix Malpractice Laws: Peter Orszag

I have long believed that reforming U.S. medical malpractice laws could bring significant benefits, and new research supports that notion. Before conservatives get too excited, though, the evidence suggests the right way forward is not to impose arbitrary caps on …

Malpractice Award Battle Could End Up On California Ballot

Supporters of raising California’s award limit for medical malpractice suits hope to put the issue before voters and are gathering signatures to do so. The Los Angeles Times reported lawyers and consumer groups are getting signatures for a ballot measure …

$9M Settlement For Boy’s Cerebral Palsy from Hawaii Hospital

Attorneys for a Virginia boy with cerebral palsy say his family and the military hospital in Hawaii where he was born have reached a tentative $9 million settlement. The amount, put on the record in federal court in Honolulu on …

Oregon Lawsuit for $1.5M Over Lost Testicles

The parents of a young boy are suing Oregon Health & Science University over a surgery that rendered the child’s testicles useless. The Oregonian reports that opening statements in the trial began last week in a lawsuit that seeks $1.5 …

California’s Consumer Watchdog Slammed For Using ‘Brain Dead’ Teen

An advocacy group is facing sharp criticism for trying to raise money using the case of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead. Consumer Watchdog’s recent fundraising appeal to supporters generated condemnation from an attorney for the family …