Tag: "tort" at medical news
Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
...y was reproducible with whiplash compensated under tort
insurance. A previous study led by Pierre Ct, of... with whiplash injuries who were compensated under tort
insurance. The results showed that increasing the intensity of care to more than 2 visits to a ge...
May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
...stigate the relationship between 10 specific state tort
statutory reforms and malpractice payments and premiums. Of the 44,913 claims analyzed, total and noneconomic damage caps were significantly associated with lower dollar amounts per payment, payment per practicing physician and payment per person in...
When the cause is right, politics and surgery sometimes mix
...led the state legislature to pass a comprehensible tort
reform package, including a cap on noneconomic damages. The authors conclude, "With this, physicians began returning to Mississippi--to provide welcome care." Dr. Mini B. Swift and coauthors review the financial crisis at Alameda County (Calif.) Med...
The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis
...ines Texas medical malpractice claims and finds no tort
crisis. Instead, the study's authors find that, over a 15-year period, the system was largely stable and generated few significant changes in claim frequencies, payments, or jury verdicts. "Average payments on medical malpractice claims rose becaus...
High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas
...with similar issues can inspire policy changes and tort
reform that help reign in the cost of liability insurance for obstetrics/gynecology and other fields. "Something has to be done about the skyrocketing cost of malpractice premiums in our field," says Ransom, also the director of women's health and gy...
Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply
...ut medical malpractice have recurring themes, with tort
reformers emphasizing the threat that liability cr... the cost and availability of medical services and tort
defenders emphasizing the importance of liability to medical quality, according to background inform...