Posts tagged "Illinois"

Jun 25, 2012
Illinois Med Mal Insurance

For doctors in need of Illinois med mal policies, the good news is that there are plenty of options available and the agents of are truly experts in the state. And, the parent company of is Cunningham Group, a medical malpractice insurance agency based in Illinois and providing med mal insurance exclusively since […]

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May 2, 2012
More than Half of All Medical Malpractice Indemnity Payments Were Made by Six States

A recently released study of all medical malpractice payments made in 2011 indicates that six states accounted for more than half of all medical malpractice indemnifications. The analyzed data came from the National Practitioner Data Bank That is an astonishing statistic. Which six states accounted for more than half of all medical malpractice indemnity payments […]

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Dec 19, 2011
ATRA Releases Annual List of Juducial Hellholes, Motivates Medical Malpractice Reform

side note: This week, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released its annual Judicial Hellholes Report. Since 2002, the Judicial Hellholes Report has documented in annually published reports various abuses within the civil justice system, focusing primarily on jurisdictions where courts are radically out of balance. This list has been an invaluable tool in educating […]

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Nov 23, 2011
Illinois Medical Malpractice Insurance Threatened by Supreme Court Decision

side note: In 2005, the Illinois Legislature passed a series of tort reform laws intended to have a deflating effect on medical malpractice insurance premiums for the state’s healthcare workforce. At the heart of these reforms was a $500,000 cap on non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are harms such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement […]

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Aug 24, 2011
Illinois Cracks Down on Doctors Convicted of Crimes Against Patients

side note: This is the Illinois story that keeps on giving. Last year, the Chicago Tribune did an investigative article where it was discovered an appalling number of Illinois doctors practicing with convictions on their record for sex crimes or violent acts against patients. This led directly to the passage and implementation of House Bill […]

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Jun 29, 2011
Illinois Supreme Court Considers Pattern Jury Instruction for Medical Malpractice Cases

side note: Could this be a judicial “make good”? After neutering the majority of Illinois’ medical malpractice tort reforms when it deemed the state’s cap on non-economic damages unconstitutional two years ago, Illinois’ highest court more clearly defined the role of expert testimony in medical professional liability lawsuits this month. The question is whether this […]

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May 17, 2011
Medical Malpractice Insurance in Illinois & Tort Reform

Illinois has long been considered a medical liability crisis state. Tort reform advocates argue this dubious distinction can be attributed to the state’s court system. Cook, Madison and St. Clair Counties, specifically, are widely acknowledged as having very plaintiff-friendly courts, and healthcare professionals who practice in those regions pay medical malpractice insurance rates that rank […]

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Dec 30, 2010
Is Illinois a Medical Malpractice Hell Hole?

Side note: It is, according to the annual American Tort Reform Association’s “Judicial Hellholes” report. Cook county is listed as the number 5 worst county in the country while St. Clair and Madison counties made the “watch list”; Cook county has the infamous distinction of being a former #1. The list is based on the […]

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Dec 28, 2010
Illinois Professionals Health Program now Monitoring Doctors with Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Side note: The Illinois Professionals Health Program, the same organization that has drawn criticism for its lack of transparency while monitoring health professionals with records of substance abuse, has been made responsible for the monitoring of doctors with a history of sexual misconduct. Opponents charge that the “off-the-book”, secretive nature of the program does not […]

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