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Aug 9, 2018
Florida Judge Invalidates Another Portion of State’s Damage Cap

In June, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Jose Rodriguez denied a defense motion to reduce a jury verdict for noneconomic damages from $500,000 to $350,000 because the defense offered to arbitrate the claim, further chipping away at Florida’s tort reform laws that cap noneconomic damages in medical professional liability actions. In 2014, the Florida Supreme Court […]

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Jul 11, 2018
Wisconsin Supreme Court Reverses Circuit & Appellate Courts, Rules State’s Noneconomic Damage Cap Constitutional

On June 27, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the state’s $750,000 cap on noneconomic medical liability damages is constitutional. “Today’s Court decision preserves Wisconsin’s balanced medical liability system that has been instrumental in attracting physicians to communities across Wisconsin, while providing assurance to injured patients that they will receive payment for the full amount […]

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Jun 14, 2018
Amidst a Constantly Evolving Medicolegal Landscape, 2018 PIAA Medical Liability Conference Examines Emerging Challenges

Hosted at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Orlando, Fla., the 2018 PIAA Medical Liability Conference assembled the various members of the medical professional liability industry from May 16 – 18 for three days of educational sessions, networking and meetings. “You are here because the work we all do is critical to the practice of medicine,” […]

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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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Apr 16, 2018
2018 Medical Malpractice Insurance Market Update

In our first 2018 installment of MPLI Executive Insights, we sat down with Bill Burns, Vice President of Insurance Research at Conning. Mr. Burns was the keynote speaker at the 2018 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium where he gave a presentation titled “MPL Market Update”. The topics covered in this interview: 1. How healthy […]

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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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