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2014-04-16 23:03:48

The family of a victim who died in a nursing home accident received a settlement of $180,000, announced Medical Malpractice attorney, L. Todd Kelly, a lawyer with the Carlson Law Firm in Austin (The Estate of Wanda Dunham, Deceased v. Senior Care Centers, LLC). Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The family of a victim who died in a nursing home accident received a settlement of $180,000, announced Medical Malpractice attorney, L. Todd Kelly, a lawyer with the Carlson Law Firm in Austin...

2014-04-14 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Medical Board must institute new protections against drug-using doctors after waiting years to revoke the medical license of Bakersfield doctor who was using and selling drugs while on probation, wrote a father harmed by drug abuse and patient safety advocates in a letter today. Bob Pack, who lost his two children to a drugged driver who was overprescribed narcotics, and Consumer Watchdog called on the Medical...

2014-04-11 11:37:44

ACP calls for testing innovative liability reforms to break through political impasse The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system. "Medical Liability Reform—Innovative Solutions for a New Health Care System" provides an update of the medical liability landscape, state-based activity on medical liability reform, and summarizes traditional and newer reform proposals...

2014-04-09 12:34:23

The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act may alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, although any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new RAND Corporation report. Automobile, workers' compensation and general business liability insurance costs may fall under the Affordable Care Act, while costs for medical malpractice coverage could be higher, according to the study. Researchers say the changes could be as much as...

2014-04-04 16:23:33

White Memorial And Its Executives Contributed Thousands To Hospital and Insurance Groups Fighting A November Patient Safety Ballot Initiative SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In another case of medical negligence almost too gruesome to believe, a hospital accused of letting a patient freeze to death in the morgue will never be held fully accountable because of a 38-year-old cap on malpractice damages in California. The cap that limits accountability for...

2014-03-31 23:03:42

Mednick Associates, a leading supplier in medical expert witnesses and medical malpractice case services, announces new Medical Advisory Board consisting of post-clinical career physicians brought together to extend exclusive services for plaintiff attorneys dealing with medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Mednick Associates added three post-clinical career physicians to its new Medical Advisory Board. The Medical Advisory Board,...

2014-03-31 16:26:49

LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, a pending California ballot measure to modernize California's patient safety laws. The Pack Act promotes justice for patients and legal deterrence to wrongdoing by adjusting the state's malpractice cap to account for 38 years of inflation, while maintaining the existing cap on attorneys' fees. Last week 844,000 voter signatures were filed...

2014-03-29 16:20:21

DALLAS, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deans & Lyons, LLP, a Texas-based litigation boutique, has filed suit against several defendants, including Baylor Health Care System and Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Barry Morguloff, alleges Mr. Morguloff has sustained permanent, severe personal injuries as a result of "what can only be described as one of the most prolific mass torts involving medical malpractice in Texas history." Duntsch's license...

2014-03-25 23:03:03

A top Philadelphia attorney Brian Strauss Esq. became the most recent addition to The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP’s already prominent team of skilled trial attorneys. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Named one of Philadelphia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2013 by Legal Leaders, Brian is a welcomed addition to the firm’s distinguished law staff. Brian, an AV Preeminent rated attorney, has extensive litigation and jury trial experience, representing clients in complex, multi-million...

2014-03-24 20:23:32

NORWALK, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot. Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were killed on a roadside by a doctor-shopping drug addict who ran them over after being overprescribed thousands of narcotics at Kaiser and falling asleep at the wheel. "The Troy and Alana...