Posts tagged "Massachusetts"

Feb 11, 2013
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick nominated wife of major med-mal lawyer to oversee doctor discipline

Last September, Massachusetts Governor Patrick nominated Kathleen Meyer to fill a Board of Registration in Medicine position that oversees doctor discipline.  This of course wouldn’t be an issue a majority of the time, but Kathleen is married to Andrew Meyer.  Andrew is one of the state’s leading medical malpractice plaintiff attorneys, and this is seen by […]

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Aug 9, 2012
Massachusetts' New Disclosure, Apology and Offer Law

The new “Disclosure, Apology and Offer Law” from Massachusetts is unprecedented. It has doctors and lawyers working together! It’s a good day. If you follow this blog, you know that we are big fans of tort reform and innovative attempts at lowering medical malpractice costs and streamlining the claim process. The new Disclosure, Apology and […]

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May 3, 2012
Professor Argues Against Massachusetts Apology Approach

Last month, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), joined by six healthcare organizations, announced the launch of a new initiative to improve the commonwealth’s medical liability system. The new alliance collectively created what it refers to as the Roadmap to Reform, an alternative approach to medical liability rooted in the process of Disclosure, Apology and Offer […]

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Apr 24, 2012
Massachusetts Hopes Apology Approach Will Reduce Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums

Last week, the Massachusetts Medical Society announced that six of its top healthcare organizations would be launching a new initiative aimed at improving the commonwealth’s medical liability system and lowering the cost of medical malpractice insurance premiums. The new initiative is titled, “Roadmap to Reform,” and it is based on the Disclosure, Apology and Offer […]

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Aug 10, 2011
More than Half of Med Mal Cases in Massachusetts Dropped

Side Note: A new study shows that almost 60% of med mal cases in the state of Massachusetts are eventually dropped by plaintiffs. If you’re a Massachusetts physician, that’s good news and bad news. It’s good news because the case against you was dropped, but bad news because you were put through quite a bit […]

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Apr 11, 2011
Massachusetts Again Ahead of the Curve

Side Note: In the health care world, Massachusetts has a reputation for being progressive and ahead of its time. Massachusetts has already enacted universal coverage and is now looking to undertake the next step and work on cost-containment. Many health care experts are watching Massachusetts to see what lessons can be learned and applied, particularly […]

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Mar 2, 2011
Massachusetts Heading Toward Med Mal Reform?

Side Note: The state of Massachusetts is embarking on new health care reform. Governor Patrick recently introduced a bill that, if signed into law, would do a lot for med mal reform in the state. Already known for being progressive on health care issues, because of the state’s almost universal health care coverage, it comes […]

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Nov 12, 2010
Is the GOP Victory in the House a Boon for Obamacare?

Side note: The GOP resurgence in Congress could actually lead to improving Obamacare. As the Republican Party reclaims its voice in congress they are presented with the opportunity to make constructive changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Those expecting the GOP to attempt a repeal of PPACA will be greatly disappointed. […]

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Sep 28, 2010
Doctor sentenced to jail in abortion death case

Side note: Sometimes medical malpractice can cost a doctor a lot more than higher medical malpractice insurance premiums. Recently Rapin Osathanondh, age 67, was sentenced to a 2.5 years in jail for his negligence resulting in the death of Laura Hope Smith of Sandwich, Ma. The jail sentence was a result of Osathanondh’s failure to […]

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