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Medical Malpractice Laws

Our team of ALL MD healthcare defense lawyers discuss the latest in medical malpractice laws and proposed legislation.

Kentucky Senator Pushes Apology Bill to Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims

By Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD to Medical Malpractice Laws

In the latest episode of Healthcare Matters, we speak with Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD. Senator Alvarado has twice introduced a measure to create an Apology Law in Kentucky, which would allow Kentucky physicians and healthcare workers to apologize in the event of an adverse medical outcome without it being admissible in court. 36 states already have similar laws in place. Click above to listen to Senator Alvarado explain the importance of apology laws, drawing from examples in his own practice. See More

ALL MD Attorney Sam Leib Discusses an OB Malpractice Claim he Recently Defended (Full Interview)

By Samuel Leib to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Sam Leib discusses an obstetric malpractice claim he recently defended and the lessons that can be learned from it. Leib is the deputy regional managing partner for the Milwaukee office of Wilson Elsner, maintaining a distinguished general litigation practice representing clients in matters involving medical malpractice, oral surgical and dental malpractice and long-term care facilities as well as related business transactions and disputes nationwide. Leib is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. Interview was recorded October 12, 2015 See More

The second Healthcare Matters interview with John Degnan (Full Interview)

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on the recent phenomena of American big-box retail stores offering healthcare services, whether higher medical malpractice insurance policy limits increase the dollar value a settlement when a claim is indefensible, apology in medicine and the new Reptilian Theory employed by plaintiff counsel in medical malpractice lawsuits. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Can an Apology Reduce the Frequency of Medical Malpractice Claims?

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on the concept of “apology in medicine” and whether it might lessen claims frequency. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

John Degnan Discusses a Malpractice Case he Defended and its Significance

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on a malpractice case he defended and how it illustrates the importance of the physician-patient relationship. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

What is the Reptilian Theory in medical malpractice claims?

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on the plaintiffs’ bar using the “Reptilian Theory” in medical malpractice claims and how a good defense attorney can counter the argument. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Johnson is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Do Higher Medical Malpractice Insurance Limits Increase the Cost of an Indefensible Claim?

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on whether or not higher medical malpractice insurance policy limits increase the dollar value of settlements in cases of an indefensible claim. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Does a Big-box Retailer's Liability Risks Differ from a Clinic or Hospital

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on how medical liability risks in a retail health clinic differ than those in a doctor’s office or hospital. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

ALL MD Attorney Troy Bundy (Full Interview) on Healthcare Matters

By Troy Bundy to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Troy Bundy on the recent phenomena of American big-box retail stores offering healthcare services, whether higher medical malpractice insurance policy limits increase the dollar value a settlement when a claim is indefensible, the new Reptilian Theory employed by plaintiff counsel and a shoulder dystocia case he once defended. Bundy is a hiring partner at Hart Wagner LLP in Portland, Ore., where he defends healthcare professionals against claims of malpractice, cyber-liability, HIPAA and DEA investigations, health-related business formation and contract resolution, licensing board matters, billing disputes and privileging issues. Bundy is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. Interview was recorded October 14, 2015 See More