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2011-03-31 05:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BNA introduces an all-in-one solution for professionals involved in the rapidly evolving health care field with the release of its Health Law Resource Center. The fifth in BNA's new suite of online information and research hubs, this Resource Center integrates BNA's authoritative health law news and analysis with a comprehensive collection of primary source content and unique tools in an easily searchable platform for maximum research...

2011-03-02 11:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation to require "mandated reporters" employed in Pennsylvania schools to receive training on recognizing and reporting child abuse has cleared its first committee hurdle. "We're extremely pleased to see this bill moving," said Angela Liddle, executive director of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA). She urged lawmakers to "keep the momentum going." PFSA has endorsed Senate Bill 449, which was introduced last month...

2011-03-01 07:30:00

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new bill would put vulnerable patients at greater risk, according to AARP North Carolina. The organization joins the list of patient safety advocates objecting to NC Senate Bill 33, sponsored by Sens. Tom Apodaca, Harry Brown and Bob Rucho. SB 33 sets an arbitrary cap on medical malpractice damages for disfigurement, mutilation, loss of limb, paralysis, pain, suffering and death. The one-size-fits-all cap on damages would be especially...

2011-02-08 00:10:00

Due to the ever increasing cost of medical malpractice insurance, many doctors have made the decision to drop their insurance coverage. The law firm of Lubell & Rosen, which focuses on flat-fee defense for these physicians, has expanded its defense team in response to the increased need in the market. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 5, 2011 Due to the ever increasing cost of medical malpractice insurance, many doctors have made the decision to drop their insurance coverage. When a...

2011-02-07 10:06:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 13 2009, Derek Potts and Tim Sifers of the Potts Law Firm, LLP obtained the landmark medical malpractice verdict of $12.1 million in the United States District Court of Kansas on behalf of eight year old Margaret Millard against her emergency room physician Dr. Lisa Gard arising out of Dr. Gard's failure to diagnose a life threatening spinal cord condition. On January 24, 2011, Dr. Gard filed suit in the District Court of Wyandotte...

2011-01-26 19:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Maas, executive director of Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP), issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union speech last night in which he indicated support for medical malpractice reform, noting that frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits increase healthcare costs. CAPP is a coalition of physicians, hospitals, community clinics, local governments, dentists, nurses and other groups...

2011-01-26 13:33:00

Calls on Congress to Enact Reform Without Delay WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today commended President Obama for his support of medical liability reform and his willingness to work with Republicans and Democrats in the Congress to fix our nation's broken medical liability system. The group now calls on Congress to enact comprehensive medical liability reform laws that have a proven track record of success. Last night, in...

2011-01-13 00:00:45

National Birth Defects Prevention Month should serve as a reminder that, in all too many cases, preventable mistakes by medical professionals lead to birth defects such as cerebral palsy, Chicago medical negligence lawyer Patrick A. Salvi says. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Illinois medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi says National Birth Defects Prevention Month should serve as a valuable reminder that children continue to suffer from cerebral palsy and other birth defects as...

2011-01-10 16:37:00

All Issues on List Will Likely Be Affected by New Health Care Reform Provisions ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The convergence of regulatory and compliance challenges driven in large degree by the health reform law, an aggressive government enforcement stance, and budget deficits at all levels of government make fraud and abuse the top health law issue for 2011, according to a survey of 25 health law practitioners from BNA's Health Law Reporter advisory board...

2010-12-23 00:01:09

Attorney James C. Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton represented the parents of a child who suffered permanent nerve damage and arm injuries after a midwife provided negligent care during the birth process. The Norfolk, VA jury returned a 2.3 Million Dollar verdict after five days of trial, and Mr. Lewis also secured $60,000 in special damages for the child's mother. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 Jim Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton attained a...


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