Posts tagged "Utah"

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Aug 9, 2019
Utah Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion of State’s Medical Malpractice Pre-Litigation Review Panel Process

The Utah Supreme Court last month declared a portion of the state’s pre-litigation medical malpractice review panel process under the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers doctrine. The Utah Legislature passed the Health Care Malpractice Act in 1976 to curb the perceived cost increases in malpractice insurance in […]

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Mar 7, 2012
Utah Decision Threatens to Raise Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates

The Supreme Court of Utah just opened a giant can of worms in regard to medical professional liability. And those worms could be a harbinger of rising medical malpractice insurance rates for the state’s physician and surgeon communities. On Feb. 28, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that healthcare providers have a duty to consider how […]

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Feb 15, 2010
Utah Medical Malpractice bill seeks fair hearing

side note: Now that tort reform has become the oft-parroted republican talking point, we could be looking at an opportunity at the state level. So what if there is no federal tort reform? With the groundswell of conservative and independent voters seemingly convinced that medical malpractice lawsuit reform is the answer to skyrocketing healthcare costs, […]

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