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New York Initiating Judge-Directed Negotiation in Medical Malpractice Cases

Yesterday The New York Times featured an article about an Obama-led initiative to reduce medical malpractice costs. The process is known as judge-directed negotiation and gets judges involved…

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Tort Reform Does Not Equal Health Care Reform

I will be the first to admit that I am not a big fan of the newly enacted health care reform signed into law by President Obama. While some of the provisions I may agree with, as a general point I…

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The Medical Malpractice Crisis Myth Continues to be Debunked

A new report from Health Care Finance News continues to debunk the myth promulgated by insurance companies and their “paid-for” politicians that the nation is in a medical…

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Oklahoma GOP – Are Caps Conservative?

A story on wcbstv.com exemplifies the fallacy behind the Oklahoma GOP’s vain attempt to push tort reform more aptly named Civil Amnesty as it’s not reform but Amnesty for big business…

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Nurse Infects Patients and Keeps Practicing

The following reported by Yahoo is just another scary incident where the medical profession has failed to police itself. With all the talk of tort reform et al, this gives me the biggest evidence against such. Doctors and medical professionals routinely fail to police themselves leaving on us medical malpractice lawyers to do such. I have seen simliar circumstances of coverup, lies and…

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Two doctors cleared in John Ritter's death

It just came accross on yahoo.com that 2 of actor’s John Ritter’s doctors were cleared of negligence in this high profile medical malpractice case. Yahoo is reporting that the jury cleared a cardiologist and a radiologist today of negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of actor John Ritter, who died of a torn aorta in 2003. Jurors found that the radiologist advised Ritter to follow up with…

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Fisher Invokes Fifth Amendment over 40 Times

The Daily Oklahoman January 29, 2008 By Don Mecoy Business Writer Imprisoned former state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 40 times during a civil trial Monday in federal court to avoid answering questions about his relationship with American Fidelity Assurance Co. “I respectfully decline to answer that question, sir,” Fisher said repeatedly, claiming…

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Woman Misdiagnosed With HIV Gets $2.5 M

I recently came across this article on the AP detailing a jury verdict for $2.5 million for a woman who underwent 9 years of AIDS treatments when she actually did not have the virus. The article states that “a jury awarded $2.5 million in damages to a woman who received HIV treatments for almost nine years before discovering she never actually had the virus that causes AIDS. In her lawsuit…

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Doctors Fail To Report Medical Mistakes

“There is a measurable disconnect between what physicians say they think is the right thing to do and what they actually do,” said Eric Campbell of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, who led a survey showing that “nearly half of all U.S. doctors fail to report incompetent or unethical colleagues, even though they agree that such mistakes should be reported.” …

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Medical Malpractice Insured Raking in Profits

As we head into another election cycle and legislative year where we are sure to hear the endless drones of our state so called leaders that Oklahoma desperately needs lawsuit reform. They will drone on about how doctors are leaving the state (false) and then proceed to speak about how horrid doctors insurance rates are. Well, I’m here to call them on their fabrication and lies. Below I’ve…