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May 4, 2018
New Mexico court strikes down medical malpractice damage cap

The Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque recently struck down a New Mexico law that caps damages in medical professional liability lawsuits at $600,000. The cap does not apply to medical expenses, but does cover compensation for things like lost wages and noneconomic, pain-and-suffering damages. Judge Victor Lopez ruled that the New Mexico Medical Malpractice […]

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Feb 7, 2018
Physicians: How you can benefit from the 2018 Trump Tax Plan

On a very special edition of Healthcare Matters, we speak to two tax experts about the new Trump Tax Plan and how it affects physicians. This could mean the difference of 10’s of thousands of dollars a year. Physicians were specifically carved out of the Trump Tax Plan and therefore can’t take advantage of the […]

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Oct 6, 2017
PIAA Responds to Washington Post Article Critical of Its Involvement in Tort Legislation

On Aug 1 2017, The Washington Post published an article, “In Trump Era, Lobbyists Boldly Take Credit for Writing a Bill to Protect Their Industry,” which assailed PIAA — the insurance industry trade association that represents a range of entities doing business in the medical professional liability arena — for its involvement in drafting the […]

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Aug 23, 2017
Congressman Steve King: How he intends to implement medical malpractice tort reform

Healthcare Matters sat down with Congressman Steve King of Iowa to discuss his medical malpractice tort reform portion of this Protecting Access to Care Act that narrowly passed the House earlier this summer. Rep. King spoke about the specifics in the bill and that that President intends to sign it if it gets to his […]

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Jun 20, 2017
PIAA 2017: Current Trends & Future Concerns

Amidst Healthcare Uncertainty, PIAA 2017 Medical Liability Conference Focused on Current Challenges, Future Concerns Hosted at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the backdrop of a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act stalled between the U.S. House and Senate, the 2017 PIAA Medical Liability Conference convened from May 17 […]

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May 10, 2017
MPLI Executive Insights: Paul Greve, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson Health Care Practice

On the latest episode of Healthcare Matters, we interview Paul Greve, Executive Vice President at Willis Towers Watson Health Care Practice for our segment, MPLI Executive Insights. We sat down with Greve during the 2017 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Medical Professional Liability Symposium, where he moderated the panel, “Hot Topics: Regulatory and Related Changes in Healthcare.” […]

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May 5, 2017
MPLI Executive Insights: Andre Stewart, Chief Underwriting Officer – NORCAL Mutual

Join us for the first episode of our new Healthcare Matters segment, MPLI Executive Insights, where we interview top medical liability executives on current and future trends and developments in the industry. Today’s segment features Andre Stewart, Chief Underwriting Officer for NORCAL Mutual, who joined us during the 2017 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Medical Professional […]

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Apr 4, 2017
Are Federal Caps on Noneconomic Damages Possible Under a Republican Government?

Federally capping noneconomic damages in medical malpractice verdicts has been the Holy Grail of medical professional liability tort reforms since the first medical malpractice insurance crisis in the 1970s. During that period, states like California passed noneconomic (pain-and-suffering) damage caps as part of more comprehensive medical liability tort reform packages. These caps offered the medical […]

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Mar 22, 2017
Kentucky Senator Pushes Apology Bill to Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims

Thirty-six states have laws on the books which allow physicians and healthcare workers to apologize to patients or their family members in the event of an adverse medical outcome, without it being admissible in court. Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD, who represents the 28th District, wants his state to be number 37. Join us […]

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