Posts tagged "Louisiana"

Jun 12, 2023
Medical review panels in Louisiana are not allowed to take into account COVID immunity

According to a recent decision by the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, medical review panels tasked with assessing the viability of medical liability cases cannot take into account whether a healthcare provider is immune from a claim under the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency declaration. The court found that statutory immunity can […]

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Nov 1, 2011
Voters Protect PCF, Louisiana Medical Malpractice Insurance

side note: The Louisiana Medical Society took heed from the woes of states like Wisconsin and New Hampshire. Both state governments raided their Patient Compensation Fund as a way of balancing their budgets. Both states’ medical societies fought the move in court; both medical societies came out winners. While both PCFs were eventually given their […]

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Jan 5, 2011
Louisiana Republicans Eager to Push Medical Malpractice Reform

Side note: Republican congressmen from Louisiana are eager for the new session of Congress to begin. The #1 item on their agenda…. the repeal of Obama’s historic health care overhaul. But there is one problem, they are uncertain of what they will propose in its place. Experts believe that the vote against health care reform […]

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Dec 10, 2010
Virginia Doctors and Trial Lawyers Reach Medical Malpractice Insurance Cap Compromise

Side note: Doctors and trial lawyers in Virginia reached a compromise dealing with increasing the state’s medical malpractice insurance cap. The cap is currently set at 2 million dollars and the two parties agreed to yearly increments of $50,000 for the next 20 years. Trial lawyers lobbied for increases to the cap in order to […]

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Dec 9, 2010
Louisiana’s Medical Malpractice Insurance Caps get Struck Down

Side note: Medical malpractice insurance reform is dealt a blow when med-mal insurance caps in Louisiana are declared unconstitutional. Unfortunately the malpractice case in question is so tragic that the verdict sounds reasonable. This case serves as a reminder why the medical community must help police itself to weed out the negligent, and unqualified, medical […]

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Aug 11, 2010
Louisiana Abortion Clinics File Suit To Block State Ultrasound, Malpractice Laws

side note: This doesn’t pass the sniff test. The Louisiana state legislature recently passed a law that forbids access to the state’s excess liability medical malpractice insurance fund to doctors that perform abortions. Of course, those doctors still must pay into the fund, but cannot access it because those doctors choose to perform a specific, […]

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