Archive for April, 2009

Crash victims identified as N.Y. lawyers (The News-Herald)

The two men who died in a plane crash Tuesday in Mayfield Village have been identified as attorneys from the Buffalo, N.Y., area.

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Oregon Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates Decrease (Insurance Journal)

Physicians and surgeons in Oregon have seen a decline in medical professional liability insurance rates the past several years, according to a Department of Consumer and Business Services analysis …

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Lawyer: Feds don’t deserve $1.2 million (Casper Star-Tribune)

Federal court should reject a motion filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office asking two Casper doctors for nearly $800,000 plus the $380,000 already awarded by a jury in a recent medical malpractice case, according to an attorney for one of the doctors.

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Decline In Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Improving Access To Care, Gov. Rendell Says (Medical News Today)

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) on Thursday said that since 2002, state efforts to ease the medical malpractice insurance crisis have stopped the rise in premiums for physicians and given residents improved access to care, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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$17.3 million malpractice award is largest ever in Dane County (Wisconsin State Journal)

The family of an Iowa County girl injured during an operation by a Dean Health System surgeon has received a $17.3 million settlement from the state’s medical malpractice fund. It’s the largest such payment ever awarded in Dane County, said the family’s attorney, Dan Rottier. It’s one of the largest payments by the fund, supported by fees from health care providers.

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