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Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill Narrowly Passes House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed House Bill 1215, known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, which will strip patients and nursing home residents of their right to hold hospitals, health care providers and nursing homes… Read More

Statute of Limitations and Other Medical Malpractice Laws in Connecticut

Are you preparing to file a medical malpractice claim? There are several Connecticut medical malpractice laws that you need to review before you file a lawsuit. These laws cover everything from deadlines for filing claims to things you must prove before… Read More

New Studies Dispute Need for Medical Malpractice Tort Reform

On Monday, Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR), a project from the Center for Justice & Democracy, published two studies about the medical malpractice insurance industry. These studies undermine arguments about the need for tort reform, which has been… Read More

Retired Surgeon Admits to Lying Under Oath in Medical Malpractice Case

Dr. Lars Aanning, a retired surgeon, recently wrote a column in The Yankton County Observer in which he admitted that he lied under oath to protect a partner who was on trial for medical malpractice nearly 20 years ago. When Aanning was called as a witness… Read More

Health Authorities Investigating Reports of Surgery Performed on Wrong Patient

In a shocking case of potential surgical malpractice, the Massachusetts Department of Health is investigating a surgeon at Worcestor's St. Vincent Hospital who has been accused of removing a kidney from the wrong patient. Tenet Health, which owns the… Read More

Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring Reduces MRSA Infection Rates

Research from a new study shows that the use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system reduced the number of hospital-acquired infections in one healthcare system by 42 percent. Investigators at the Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC, analyzed… Read More

Few Doctors Responsible for Large Portion of Medical Malpractice Claims

One percent of physicians are tied to nearly a third of all paid U.S. malpractice claims, according to a recent Stanford study. Study results showed that this group of doctors have traits in common regarding age, gender, area of practice, and prior claims… Read More

New Study Suggests Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has revealed that medical errors at healthcare facilities and hospitals could be considered the third leading cause of death in the United States. These errors lead to approximately 251,000 deaths… Read More

Veteran’s Death at West Haven VA Hospital Prompts Investigation

Following the death of a 29-year-old veteran at the West Haven Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, allegations of misconduct have been brought against the hospital. The veteran was found dead in a hospital bathroom on Dec. 23, with unspecified… Read More

Woman Dies in Florida Hospital After Being Forced Out by Police

A 57-year-old woman died on Monday, Dec. 23 at a hospital outside Tallahassee, Fla. The woman was being treated for breathing problems when the doctors ordered her release, but she refused to leave, as she was still experiencing chest pain. Shortly after,… Read More