Removing Caps from Malpractice Cases of Wrongful Death?

Many states currently have caps on monetary compensations for medical malpractice suits. Florida was among them until in March of 2014 when the Florida Supreme Court court overturned the laws allowing the caps. Florida, like many states, did not have a limit on...

Limiting Emergency Medicine Providers’ Liability

In November 2011, I blogged about the Ohio Legislature’s efforts to limit emergency medicine physicians’ liability for committing medical mistakes. If passed, Ohio SB 129 would shield doctors, physician extenders (such as physicians’ assistants and nurse...

Make All Physician Background Information Open To The Public

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the federal government temporarily took the National Practitioners Data Bank (“NPDB”) offline in September 2011, and then subsequently placed new rules on how the public can use the information contained on the database after it was...

How Georgia’s Peer Review Statute Harms The Public

Sunday’s edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution contained a piece about the suicide of a 27 year-old man who had been admitted to a Georgia psychiatric hospital. The article’s author used that tragic event to illustrate how Georgia’s peer review statute will...
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