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  • Poor care at VA hospitals cost 1,000 veterans their lives, report says

    06/24/2014 6:07:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) $1B in malpractice settlements as horror stories revealed.The problems at Veterans Affairs extend well beyond long wait lists, with a report Tuesday showing the department is plagued with poor care that has cost up to 1,000 veterans their lives and left taxpayers on the hook for nearly $1 billion in malpractice settlements since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the problems detailed in the report by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma are downright ghoulish. They include the case of a former security chief at a New York Veterans Affairs medical center whom the FBI...
  • Doctors in Union Sick Note Scam Contend Street Corner Exams Better Than Office Visits

    02/09/2012 12:00:18 PM PST · by bigbob · 27 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | 2-9-12 | MacIver News Service
    Doctors who handed out sick notes to protesters while on the corner of Mifflin and Hamilton streets last year claim protestors received more thorough examinations on the street in public than they would have at an office visit. This revelation was discoverd in an examination of documents obtained by the MacIver News Service through an open records request. The Medical Examining Board issued reprimands to seven doctors in October, who had given hundreds of sick notes to protesters last February so they wouldn’t get in trouble for skipping work. The MacIver News Service was the first to report on the...
  • Santorum pushed to limit malpractice awards but sought larger payout for wife

    01/29/2012 8:55:44 PM PST · by red flanker · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig
    On the campaign trail, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he will push to limit payments to victims in medical malpractice lawsuits, which he blames for unnecessarily driving up health-care costs. And over the course of his two decades in politics, he repeatedly spoke in favor of capping such awards. But Santorum testified in support of his wife when she filed a medical malpractice suit in 1999 that sought $500,000, twice the cap in his 1994 legislative proposal. Karen Santorum claimed that a Fairfax chiropractor had left her with a permanent back injury that probably would result in a lifetime...
  • National medical malpractice reform could boost Obamacare

    06/23/2011 10:09:17 AM PDT · by A Strict Constructionist · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | John Baker
    Lawyers for states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare must privately think that with friends like House Republicans, they need not worry about enemies in the Justice Department. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/22/how-national-medical-malpractice-reform-could-boost-obamacare/#ixzz1Q7RJVJZb
  • "Sick" WI teachers getting Doctor notes at protest saying they were sick...

    02/19/2011 9:53:49 AM PST · by macquire · 185 replies · 1+ views
    Can unions & teachers sink any lower?
  • Medical Journal Bias on Guns

    10/18/2010 1:37:37 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 30 replies · 2+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 18, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Medical journals are not always the objective, purely scientific publications we might think that they are. Their editors have increasingly strayed into politics at the expense of scientific accuracy. For example, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has over the last few months published a number of extremely biased and poorly done studies on gun control. One of the articles, written by Garen Wintemute, Anthony Braga, and David Kennedy, makes the case for extending background checks to the private transfers of guns, arguing that “perhaps the principal reason for the well-documented failure of the Brady Act to lower rates...
  • Colorado To Allow Nurses To Give Anesthesia

    09/27/2010 9:39:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    ch 7 ^ | September 27, 2010 | Wayne Harrison
    Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. Anesthesiologists fought the proposal, saying it would put lives at risk
  • Police shut down California street as Octomum Nadya Suleman holds yard sale

    09/27/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9-27-2010 | David Gardner
    Octomum Nadya Suleman held a yard sale on Saturday in a desperate attempt to raise enough money to keep a roof over the heads of her 14 children. The sale drew a crowd of more than 150 people and police were forced to shut off her street in La Habra, California, because more kept arriving. Miss Suleman, 35, is reportedly more than a month behind on her mortgage payments and says she is facing foreclosure. But she insist she has turned down lucrative offers to strip off for Playboy or to appear in an adult movie .
  • More Charges against Dangerous New Jersey Abortionist

    09/23/2010 2:39:34 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 23, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Thursday September 23, 2010 More Charges against Dangerous New Jersey Abortionist By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiPISCATAWAY, New Jersey, September 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Jersey attorney general's office has filed documents containing new accusations against Dr. Steven Brigham, saying he violated standards of care for two women seeking abortions at his clinics. In one case Brigham allegedly performed an abortion on a 35-year-old woman from Canada who was 33 weeks pregnant and whose child was reportedly diagnosed with Down syndrome.New Jersey law requires doctors performing late-term abortions (after 21 weeks gestation) to seek permission from the state medical board and...
  • Cops confirm that, at bottom, patient stitched

    08/19/2010 1:13:32 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 47 replies · 1+ views
    english.eastday.com ^ | 2010-08-19 07:30 | Eastday Staff
    Police in southern Shenzhen City confirmed a patient's claim that her anus had been sewn by a midwife suspected of taking revenge during the patient's labor because she failed to receive a good tip.
  • Whistle-Blowing Nurse Is Acquitted in Texas

    02/11/2010 11:46:03 AM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,259+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 02/11/10 | Kevin Sack
    A jury in West Texas took less than an hour Thursday to acquit a nurse who had been charged with a felony after anonymously complaining to the state medical board that a doctor at her hospital was practicing unsafe medicine. The prosecution had ignited deep concern among health care workers and advocates for whistle-blowers about the potential chilling effect of a conviction. After a four-day trial, the jury in Andrews, Tex., acquitted the nurse, Anne E. Mitchell, who had worked at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Tex., for 25 years. Mrs. Mitchell, 52, and Vickilyn Galle, 54, a co-worker...
  • Tort Reformed

    09/23/2009 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Litigation: The Founding Fathers envisioned the states as laboratories for ideas and choices. If the administration needs a demonstration project for successful tort reform, it need look no further than Mississippi. When President Obama said during his health care speech to Congress that he would "look into" malpractice reform and support "demonstration projects" at the state level, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, responded: "If they want a demonstration project, come down to Mississippi. I'll show you a demonstration project." Mississippi enacted tort reform in 2004, including caps on medical malpractice awards. As a result, the number of medical...
  • In Gesture of Bipartisanship, President Obama to Discuss Medical Malpractice Reform Tonight

    09/09/2009 2:57:15 PM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 39 replies · 1,125+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2009-09-09 | Jake Tapper
    But today, the White House indicated that as a gesture of bipartisanship, President Obama would discuss malpractice reform. “The president is going to talk about the downside of what many doctors have told him is the practicing of defensive medicine, where doctors because they are worried about this order more and more tests in order to make sure that they don't get sued,” Gibbs said on CNN. “That costs our system billions and billions of dollars every year.”
  • Canada's Single-Prayer Health Care (Obamacare Run Amok)

    06/30/2009 5:13:32 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 47 replies · 1,284+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 30, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Health Reform: A critically ill premature baby is moved to a U.S hospital to get the treatment she couldn't get in the system we're told we should emulate. Cost-effective care? In Canada, as elsewhere, you get what you pay for.Ava Isabella Stinson was born last Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Weighing only two pounds, she was born 13 weeks premature and needed some very special care. Unfortunately, there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's — or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario, it seems.
  • UN May Face Major Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    06/04/2009 5:51:59 AM PDT · by CHEE · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Dallas Blog ^ | June 2, 2009 | Tom McGregor
    The United Nations may face earth-shattering medical malpractices lawsuits in the near future. Why? Apparently, evidence, can be proven through a simple Google search, revealing that only one doctor employed at the UN Medical Services Division (MSD) in New York City is licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York. SNIP// Ms. Kane also noted that all staff members of the UN MSD were cleared of any wrongdoing with the exception of an alleged whistleblower who may have released information about criminal activities linked with the narcotics scheme to the public. Kane is quoted in the video as...
  • Group: Medical Errors Still Killing 98,000 Each Year (More than guns- Ban Doctors!)

    05/20/2009 8:12:10 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies · 811+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 5/20/2009 | Staff
    Despite a decade of promises, little has been done to fix the problem of preventable medical errors that kill nearly 98,000 people in the United States each year, a consumer group said on Tuesday. Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, said lawmakers largely have failed to enact patient safety reforms recommended by a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine or IOM that found that medical errors cost the United States $17 billion to $29 billion a year.
  • Medical apology bill gains support

    03/15/2009 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 402+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 3/15/09 | Robert Swift
    HARRISBURG — Statewide health care groups are touting new legislation that would allow medical professionals to apologize to patients without triggering a lawsuit based on their statements alone. The measure by state Sen. Pat Vance, R-31, Carlisle, wouldn’t relieve a doctor or hospital and nursing home employees making an apology from liability for a medical error or procedure that doesn’t turn out as anticipated. Proponents believe creating a legal climate where such statements can be made more easily could result in fewer medical malpractice lawsuits and leave patients and their families more satisfied with the health care provided them. The...
  • "I would never have let her go in there had I seen this” ( San Diego Pro-Lifers )

    03/11/2009 2:20:38 PM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 1,094+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | March 11, 2009 | staff
    Planned Parenthood, First Avenue and Grape Street, San Diego, Saturday, March 7, 2009 Planned Parenthood at First Avenue and Grape Street near downtown San Diego started telling customers last Saturday, February 28, they would not be allowed in if they had leaflets given them by "the protestors." Surprisingly, this did not stop nearly the same number of potential clients getting the "Danger" pamphlet on Saturday, March 7. Most clients seemed willing to roll down their windows as they were turning into the clinic's driveway and accept information about the clinic. By 8 a.m., nearly 10 customers coming in the driveway...
  • NYC Woman Loses Hands, Feet In Hospital 'Mistake'

    11/21/2008 4:27:58 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 92 replies · 3,450+ views
    WCBS TV (Via Drudge) ^ | Nov. 21, 2008 | John Slattery
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― She was a vibrant young mother who went to a Brooklyn hospital for what she thought was a kidney stone. She wound up leaving without her hands and feet because of what her lawyers call a "medical mistake." Now, Tabitha Mullings is suing. The 32-year-old suffered an infection and ended up a quadriplegic with impaired vision. "Because of this hospital, this emergency room, with back pain and side pain, and she leaves here on a stretcher with no hands and feet and legally blind," said Sanford Rubenstein, Mullings' attorney. It was on Sept. 14 when Mullings...
  • Bedford County school employees injected with wrong medication

    10/27/2008 2:56:58 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 11 replies · 480+ views
    WDBJ7 News ^ | October 27, 2008 | Not Indicated
    Six employees at a Bedford County school are doing "ok" after being injected with the wrong medication at a flu clinic. The school nurse at New London Academy was giving teachers and staff their flu shots on Friday. But instead of using the flu vaccine, the nurse accidentally injected six people with insulin.
  • State bars abortions at 2 clinics in Orlando

    08/17/2006 10:35:20 AM PDT · by Brytani · 35 replies · 909+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 17, 2006 | Robyn Shelton
    The state has ordered two Orlando clinics to stop doing abortions indefinitely and suspended the medical license of their owner, Dr. James Pendergraft, on grounds that he illegally performed third-trimester abortions. The restrictions began last week at one Orlando location, and by Wednesday, all five of Pendergraft's offices statewide had been ordered to stop providing abortions.
  • Medical Malpractice at the World Bank

    04/25/2006 8:29:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 281+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 25 Apr 2006 | Roger Bate
    Every year, malaria kills Africa's children by the million and impoverishes their families. The World Bank, as the world's largest aid agency, made a handsome commitment to combat malaria; but the commitment was only partially honored and the investment was misspent. As 12 academic and think-tank colleagues and I demonstrate in the latest Lancet (25th April "The World Bank, False Financial and Statistical Accounts, and Medical Malpractice in Malaria Treatment"), it's time the Bank's directors stopped throwing good money after bad management and leave the malaria business to more competent agencies. In 1998, the World Bank along with other health...
  • Man Charged In Fake Flu Shot Case

    10/29/2005 12:12:36 PM PDT · by kinghorse · 57 replies · 1,668+ views
    KPRC News ^ | October 28, 2005
    Man Charged In Fake Flu Shot Case Shots Contain Purified Water POSTED: 4:56 pm CDT October 28, 2005 UPDATED: 5:15 pm CDT October 28, 2005 HOUSTON -- A man was charged Friday, accused of intentionally administering fake flu shots to hundreds of ExxonMobil employees, KPRC Local 2 reported. Iyad Abu El Hawa, 35, is accused of attempting to defraud Medicare by giving fake flu vaccines, according to U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg. Officials said El Hawa substituted a purified form of water for the vaccine. Investigators said the bogus flu shots were given at an ExxonMobil health fair on Oct. 19...
  • Abortion Doc Caught Performing Fake Abortion – Victim Goes Public

    09/05/2005 1:16:31 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies · 1,377+ views
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/sep/05090202.html LifeSiteNews.com Friday September 2, 2005 Abortion Doc Caught Performing Fake Abortion – Victim Goes Public NEW YORK, NY, September 2, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The national director of Priests for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone, issued a statement today praising the courage of a victim of botched "abortion." Melanie Mills revealed her story on a radio station in St. Louis, Missouri, which was met with a lawsuit from abortionist Yogendra Shaw from the Hope Clinic in Granite City, IL. Ms. Mills had not been given a pregnancy test prior to the abortion,...
  • “Sorry” Works

    08/29/2005 9:18:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,639+ views
    NRO ^ | August 29, 2005 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version August 29, 2005, 8:03 a.m. "Sorry" Works A prescription for fewer medical-malpractice suits. Across the years and through the morphine, I recall an anesthesiologist explaining how he goofed during major surgery — on me. I was in a dreadful car crash in 1986. While trying to insert a small antibiotic tube near my heart, a Tucson Medical Center anesthetist accidentally slipped and punctured my lung, making it collapse. As I recovered from that morning's incisions, he detailed his mistake and said he was sorry. "I have two questions," I groggily...
  • (Wisconsin) High Court Rejects Pain, Suffering Cap

    07/14/2005 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 306+ views
    Madison.com via AP Wire ^ | July 14, 2005 | AP Wire
    Wisconsin's cap of $350,000 on medical malpractice awards for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering is unconstitutional, a split state Supreme Court ruled today. The court ruled 4-3 that the Legislature's rationale for implementing the caps on non-economic damages was too broad and speculative to accept and ruled the law violated the Wisconsin Constitution's equal protection guarantees. The Supreme Court said its decision does not strike down all caps under Wisconsin law in medical malpractice cases. Rather, its decision only applies to those for non-economic damages, awards meant to compensate for mental distress, loss of enjoyment of normal activity,...
  • More malpractice blues(or raise our taxes for the trial lawyers )

    05/10/2005 7:29:44 AM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 10, 2005
    REMEMBER ALL that uproar over the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance? The special session of the Maryland General Assembly four months ago? The emergency bill? The tax on HMO premiums to underwrite malpractice insurance costs? The veto and the veto override? Seems like ancient history now. But here's the peculiar thing: The doctors who were desperate for financial relief from those hefty malpractice insurance bills have gotten no help whatsoever from their insurers or the state. And they've been told not to expect any assistance until July 1 at the earliest. Maryland doctors should be furious about this. Consumers,...
  • Bush calls for Federal Legislation for Medical-Malpractice Litigation Reform

    04/22/2005 5:26:44 AM PDT · by JBW · 3 replies · 252+ views
    National Underwriter ^ | April 21, 2005
    The President, whose efforts to change the tort system have been buoyed by successful passage of a class action reform bill, said that becoming a part of the federal government when he was elected made him a convert to the notion of a national medical liability reform law. "When I first got to Washington, I thought that medical liability reform would best be handled at the state level until I realized what the cost was of the defensive practice of medicine, the cost of settling lawsuits, and the rising costs of premiums do to the federal budget," he said. "If...
  • Behind Those Medical Malpractice Rates

    02/22/2005 5:11:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies · 2,147+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2005 | JOSEPH B. TREASTER and JOEL BRINKLEY
    Speaking before hundreds of doctors and medical workers in a St. Louis suburb last month, President Bush called attention to a neurosurgeon on stage with him in the small auditorium. The doctor, the president said, was paying $265,000 a year in premiums for insurance against malpractice claims. Such high prices, "don't start in an examining room or an operating room," the president declared. "They start in a courtroom." Indeed, at many recent appearances, Mr. Bush has complained about the "skyrocketing" costs of "junk lawsuits" against doctors and hospitals. But for all the worry over higher medical expenses, legal costs do...
  • Misdirection on Malpractice

    01/10/2005 9:12:05 AM PST · by liberallarry · 8 replies · 351+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 10, 2005 | Staff
    ...insurers that have raised malpractice premiums in recent years have tended to do so less because of soaring jury awards than because of declining stock market returns ...a troubling, lottery-style arbitrariness in juries' pain-and-suffering awards, whose median has soared from $474,536 in 1996 to more than $1 million Trial lawyers focus on claims with the highest reward potential while ignoring other claims with merit, and they admit they concentrate on states that have no caps on pain-and-suffering damages
  • An Idea on Tort Reform

    12/16/2004 10:04:44 AM PST · by jbamb · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-16-04 | John Bambenek
    http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1103138407341 Essentially creating Medical Malpractice courts, though without juries (which would make the whole thing unconstitutional). The problem with Medical Malpractice is twofold. One, the doctor doesn't pay. He pays into liability insurance which is built into the fees they charge. The insurance company decides their rates based on future projections of what they'll have to pay out. Both the doctor and insurance company stay profitable, and the entire balance of whatever money that is paid on this (rightly or wrongly) is paid by everyone who receives medical care. These lawsuits are built into the rising medical costs we keep...
  • New Malpractice Bill Presented by Ehrlich

    12/02/2004 4:39:16 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 7 replies · 285+ views
    Washington Post (via www.bobehrlich.com) ^ | October 26, 2004 | Matthew Mosk
    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has drafted legislation aimed at averting a financial crisis for Maryland doctors who will soon face their second double-digit increase in malpractice insurance rates. Ehrlich (R) put the finishing touches on the bill during a 20-hour flight home from China on Friday and delivered a copy late yesterday to House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel). The governor's proposal caps off a summer-long campaign for malpractice reform and sets the stage for a possible special legislative session on the politically charged issue. The governor called his approach a "compromise plan" but said he was uncertain...
  • Tort Reform in 2005 (The Point)

    11/29/2004 2:58:08 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 30 replies · 1,870+ views
    News Central ^ | Nov 24, 2004 | Mark Hyman
    2005 should be the year long-awaited and much-needed lawsuit reform happens. It's well-documented that lawsuit abuse costs Americans dearly. Tort costs in 2002, the most recent year available, were $233 billion. That is equivalent to the gross domestic products of Albania, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Luxembourg and New Zealand, combined! Reforming our nation's lawsuit friendly courts and reining in trial lawyers is more than just saving money for a bunch of insurance companies. Our litigious society has made the price of doing business - just about any business - much more expensive. And those costs are passed on to you. Consider...
  • THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

    10/10/2004 3:01:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,952+ views
    BRIAN TRACY.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | BRIAN TRACY
    The Emperor Has No Clothes By: Brian Tracy John Kerry is neither a “war hero” nor a “patriot.” It is about time that someone pointed out that “the emperor has no clothes” and that Americans are being presented with a false choice. If you read the newspapers long enough, a series of facts emerge that appear undeniable and irrefutable. But no one seems to want to “connect the dots” for fear of offending the powers that be in the national media, such as CBS. Here is what we know. First of all, Kerry did not “volunteer” for service in Vietnam....
  • Dems and Dangerous Medicine

    10/07/2004 2:33:42 PM PDT · by socialismisinsidious · 20 replies · 1,295+ views
    10/7/04
    The shortage of flu vaccine is a tragic thing when we remember that last year twelve children died from the flu. This shortage is a direct result of the policies of Hillary Clinton. In 1993 Hillary Clinton's "Vaccines for Children Program" was first implemented and the government became the majority buyer of vaccines; so far so good. But what happened next is what is typical of socialized medicine. The government set prices so low that vaccine makers had no incentive to develop and produce vaccines. Instead of having a competitive, free market of vaccine manufacturing we had a mass exodus...
  • Medical Malpractice

    09/17/2004 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Southern Vader · 39 replies · 749+ views
    Can someone explain to me, how medical malpractice awards affect health care insurance rates? If doctors pay the premiums for liability insurance and the malpractice awards come from these pools then how does this relate to rising premiums in health care insurance when these premiums are paid by those receiving the services? Or are they not related at all and rising premiums in health care coverage is solely due to improvement in technology and the total number of coverable procedures? If so then tort reform directed at the liabilty side will do nothing to impede rising health care premiums. What...
  • DOCTORS PATIENT LIMITS(CAPS) VS MALPRACTICE CAPS

    09/13/2004 12:01:33 PM PDT · by JosephACamerieri · 7 replies · 231+ views
    September 13, 2004 | Joseph A. Camerieri
    Medical malpractice is number cause of death in America NOT car accidents, or heart disease, or slips and falls, this is well known published stat; its is I repeat again medical malpractice. When doctors in hospitals are negligent IT IS because they have TOO MANY PATIENTS in order to make more bucks in order to pay their malpractice insurance WELL HERE IS THE ULTIMATE RESOLUTION or at least lets start here first; NOW they want to puts lawsuit caps on the victims of these professional murderers who have the American Medical Association, biggest scam in the world, supporting this and...
  • Edwards' malpractice suits leave bitter taste

    08/16/2004 7:16:22 PM PDT · by Hank Payne · 23 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2004 | Charles Hurt
    "Linking complications during childbirth to cerebral palsy became a specialty for Mr. Edwards. In the courtroom, he was known to dramatize the events at birth by speaking to jurors as if he were the unborn baby, begging for help, begging to be let out of the womb."
  • Doctors Diagnose Kerry as High Risk

    08/05/2004 5:58:56 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 746+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 5, 2004 | ROBERT S. GREENBERGER
    Many Doubt Democrats' White House Ticket Will Push to Curb Costly Malpractice Suits ... For years, Senate Democrats have thwarted Republican efforts to curb medical-malpractice awards, which is the top legislative priority of the American Medical Association and several other medical associations. Overhauling medical-malpractice laws also is backed by the business community as an opening move toward overall "tort reform" to limit big damage awards in nonmedical suits as well. President Bush strongly favors the efforts. ... [T]he ads contended that "Kerry and Edwards care more about lawyers' wealth than patients' health." The group said the ads cost $300,000. Other...
  • Cheney slams Kerry, Edwards on malpractice

    07/19/2004 7:45:50 PM PDT · by quantim · 6 replies · 831+ views
    AP via mlive.com ^ | 7/19/2004, 8:18 p.m. ET | SCOTT CHARTON
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Democratic ticket on Monday, arguing that John Kerry and John Edwards have opposed changes to the medical malpractice insurance system because they are too close to trial lawyers.During a question-and-answer session with Bush-Cheney backers, the vice president said the administration is pushing to cap the amounts from large court judgments for what he called "non-economic suffering." "Both Senators Edwards and Kerry have consistently voted against medical liability reform. They don't want to see reform of that system. I think it's because, frankly, they are too close to the plaintiff's attorneys...
  • Cheney Slams Dem. Ticket on Malpractice

    07/19/2004 4:15:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 665+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 7/19/04 | SCOTT CHARTON
    Cheney Slams Dem. Ticket on Malpractice Monday July 19, 2004 11:46 PM By SCOTT CHARTON Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Democratic ticket on Monday, arguing that John Kerry and John Edwards have opposed changes to the medical malpractice insurance system because they are too close to trial lawyers. During a question-and-answer session with Bush-Cheney backers, the vice president said the administration is pushing to cap the amounts from large court judgments for what he called ``non-economic suffering.'' ``Both Sens. Edwards and Kerry have consistently voted against medical liability reform. They don't want...
  • Balancing out the Democratic Ticket: A Wealthy Attorney Picks Another Wealthy Attorney

    07/11/2004 10:16:59 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 7 replies · 608+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | July 11, 2004 | Rachel Alexander
    What does John Edwards add to the Democratic Party ticket? The Kerry campaign is trying its best to spin the selection of wealthy trial lawyer John Edwards for VP by portraying Edwards as the son of a textile mill worker, a regular guy who can relate to the South and middle America. This is not the whole truth, and it is not surprising considering the source: two lawyers well-versed in skewing arguments. In actuality, Edwards’ father became a supervisor at the mill and later formed his own consulting business. Edwards’ mother managed and owned a furniture refinishing antique shop...
  • Malpractice Debate Takes Ugly Turn

    06/20/2004 5:25:58 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 202 replies · 529+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 15, 2004 | By DON BABWIN
    The long-running battle over the high cost of malpractice insurance has taken an ugly turn. Many doctors blame trial lawyers and their malpractice suits for causing huge jumps in insurance premiums. Lawyers blame it on the insurance industry. A South Carolina surgeon dropped a patient when he found out her husband was a trial lawyer. In New Hampshire, a neurosurgeon told the head of the state's trial lawyers that he wouldn't treat him for non-emergencies. A plastic surgeon in Mississippi refused to treat the daughter of a state lawmaker because of his stand on malpractice suits. At this week's meeting...
  • Statement by Dr. Peter Lund on John Kerry's Opposition to Medical Malpractice Liability Reform

    05/10/2004 2:02:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 214+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 10, 2004
    ERIE, PA – Today, Peter Lund, vice chairman of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and past president of the Erie County Medical Society, issued the following statement addressing John Kerry's record of opposition to medical malpractice liability reform: "Pennsylvania voters have a clear choice this November. President Bush has said that no patient has ever been cured by a frivolous lawsuit, but John Kerry has opposed or voted to block medical malpractice liability reforms at least ten times. "President Bush understands that medical malpractice liability reform means greater access to affordable health care for more Americans. Kerry would rather keep the...
  • Diagnosing for dollars?

    04/10/2004 5:34:05 AM PDT · by tdadams · 1 replies · 365+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | April 4, 2004 | EDDIE CURRAN
    Dr. Greg Nayden still chafes at the memory of a call from his brother, informing him that a highly critical Dallas newspaper story posted on the Internet told how Nayden had made $1.2 million in just two years by diagnosing every person he saw with asbestos-related lung disease. That's one of the many reasons, Nayden said, that he now wishes he'd never worked for American Medical Testing Inc., a now-defunct Mobile firm. "I've been made out to be a real crooked, unscrupulous doctor," Nayden said during one of several telephone interviews while spending a short vacation in Fort Morgan. In...
  • Republicans Try Again to Curb Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    04/06/2004 11:48:03 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 5 replies · 226+ views
    AP ^ | 4-7-04 | Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are trying for a third time to persuade Democrats to curb medical malpractice lawsuits and help alleviate what proponents of limits call a health care crisis. "The ultimate victims are the patients who see their access to care, to that obstetricians, to that emergency room, to that trauma center, threatened and in some cases, that access totally disappearing," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday as the Senate prepared for another vote on medical malpractice legislation. Republicans on Wednesday will try to overcome a Democratic blockade on the medical malpractice legislation. Senate Republicans and...
  • Pennsylvania's Medical Malpractice Crisis Hits Home

    03/26/2004 6:08:10 PM PST · by freedomcrusader · 98 replies · 988+ views
    March 26, 2004 | freedomcrusader
    Yesterday, Pennsylvania's medical malpractice crisis hit home. My wife is due with our second child in May. She had a prenatal visit with her OB yesterday. Her OB is leaving the state after April 30. This doctor (a woman) has been with five different insurance companies, all of whom have stopped doing business in PA. The remaining insurance companies all want something like $30K up front plus $90K per year. She's been in practice for 30 years, and now she is in danger of foreclosure on her house, late on IRS payments, pulling $100K out of her retirement (the 20%...
  • Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice (GOP Wedge Issue)

    03/12/2004 8:09:03 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies · 164+ views
    wjactv.com ^ | March 8, 2004
    State Lawmakers are set to act on the controversial issue of Medical Malpractice reform. A much-anticipated debate is scheduled Tuesday in the State Senate -- on whether to limit the amount of money juries can award for pain and suffering in liability lawsuits. The issue pits Physicians against Lawyers... and Republicans against Democrats. It's been propelled by the complaints of Doctors -- who say the jury awards are causing their insurance rates to skyrocket -- and driving their colleagues to practice in other states. State Senator Jake Coreman of the 34th District says, "Right now we only have 3 Orthopedic...
  • "Analyzating" Bush's Grey Matter (Business Week Bush Hit-atorial)

    03/12/2004 1:03:55 PM PST · by Lance Romance · 69 replies · 217+ views
    AP Politics - Business Week ^ | 3-12-04 | Some Sumbass
    "Analyzating" Bush's Grey Matter Fri Mar 12, 8:10 AM ET Ever wonder why President Bush () says "nuculer" when he means "nuclear" or "subliminate" when he means "subliminal?" Or why he mixes up perseverance and preservation? Why does he mangle the English language often enough for Slate Editor Jacob Weisberg to produce three books of Bushisms such as "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." Related Quotes   Are you still puzzled that Bush: -- Was a "C" student and class clown, yet became President? -- Doles out odd nicknames with abandon? -- Has...
  • Democrats Stall Medical Malpractice Bill

    02/25/2004 3:48:27 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 6 replies · 152+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2-25-04
    <p>WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans say they will keep making Democrats vote on a bill curbing medical malpractice lawsuits, despite losing another attempt to get the legislation out of the Senate and to the White House.</p> <p>"We'll come back to it," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., after losing a vote to force Democrats to consider a bill curbing medical malpractice damages (search) against obstetricians and gynecologists. "The problem is not going to go away."</p>