Posts tagged "New Jersey"

New Jersey CEO happy with his medical malpractice insurance
Jul 24, 2019
How I Helped a Client in a Time Crunch Get Medical Malpractice Insurance in New Jersey

As someone who specializes in medical malpractice insurance, every day can be an exciting day as the worlds of medicine, insurance and the law all smash together — not to mention egos and hurt feelings. A great example is when I helped a company get its medical malpractice insurance in New Jersey. I had a […]

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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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Jun 23, 2011
New Jersey Judges can reduce Jury verdicts based upon the “Feel of the Case”

side note: Wow. This is a new wrinkle in the New Jersey judicial system. For the longest time, the argument against caps on non-economic damages was that they violated a plaintiff’s right to a jury trial, where the jury decides compensation. Here, a judge can invalidate or adjust a medical malpractice jury verdict simply on […]

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Mar 17, 2011
NJ Likely to Face Physician Shortage

Side Note: New Jersey is having a hard time attracting new physicians to its state and for good reason. In an era when practicing medicine is hard enough –with looming Medicare cuts, administrative headaches like transitioning to electronic medical records, the cost of physician liability coverage along with the constant threat of med mal lawsuits, […]

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Nov 29, 2010
Bill in NJ seeks to Curb Lawyer Solicitation

Side note: There is a new bill currently being debated by legislators in New Jersey. The bill, if passed, would establish a waiting period of 30 days for lawyers who would solicit defendants and accident victims through the mail. As it is now if you are issued a ticket you can expect to receive solicitations […]

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Nov 10, 2010
New Jersey Makes it Hard for Doctors to do Business

Side note: Doctors in New Jersey face a double-edge sword of litigiousness. The state’s weak evidentiary standards make them vulnerable as both doctors, and as small business owners. Research shows that 1 in 5 small businesses in New Jersey will be sued. This, coupled with sky-high medical malpractice insurance rates, creates a hostile environment that […]

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Sep 2, 2010
Medical malpractice debated while doctor shortage continues in N.J.

Side note: Doctors and key medical groups in New Jersey say the time for medical malpractice reform is now. They blame the state’s shortage of doctors on out of control medical malpractice litigation. Proponents of reform claim that the state’s current malpractice laws leave one of the state’s largest employers, the pharmaceutical companies, in jeopardy […]

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Jun 16, 2010
New Jersey Assemblywoman Pushing Medical Malpractice Reforms

Side note: A bill is being sponsored in New Jersey to help bring that state’s medical malpractice system under control. Hopefully, the bill would also help to reverse the increasingly problematic doctor-to-patient ratio in the state. According to the bill’s sponsor, the current gap between doctors and patients is 12%, and 60% of doctors trained […]

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Dec 15, 2009
New Jersey Bill would limit rate hikes for medical malpractice insurance

side note: Here is a state-level attempt at reigning in medical malpractice insurance rate hikes. Could this be the model for the rest of the country? Only time will tell…… Bill would limit rate hikes for medical malpractice insurance TRENTON – The Senate Commerce Committee today approved a bill to limit how much medical-malpractice insurance […]

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