Monthly Archives: April 2014

Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren’t passing constitutional muster and aren’t delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert.

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John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 28, 2014 The Florida Supreme Court's ruling this spring invalidating that state's 11-year-old cap on damages in medical malpractice suits marks the latest successful challenge to state laws across the nation that critics say enrich insurance companies but deny due process to grievously injured people. "It is unfortunately a
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Caps in Malpractice Cases Thrown Out – What Next?

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Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); By Matt Gracey, Jr. On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in medical-malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The long-awaited ruling came in the case of a Panhandle woman who died of complications after giving birth in 2006. The court ruled 5-2 that a
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The Disability Income Gap

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 By Wes Caldwell Most physicians and surgeons carry some amount of disability insurance; however, the majority are very underinsured. Given their earning potential and the fact that the ability to practice is a doctor’s most valuable asset, the maximum amount available should be purchased. Without proper planning, a career-ending disability is the most financially devastating

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