Archive for June, 2010

Organization Talks to Public About Medical Malpractice Reform

The Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch organization, or I-LAW, was in Peoria today to team up with local doctors about the medical malpractice reform law.

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Majority of physicians believe concerns over malpractice lawsuits result in “defensive medicine”

A survey by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers has found that 91 percent of physicians believe concerns over malpractice lawsuits result in “defensive medicine,” ordering more tests and procedures than necessary as a protective measure. The study, which questioned 2,416 physicians, is published in the June 28 edition of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Scottie Pippen Wins $2M Verdict in Malpractice Case

*Scottie Pippen is now $2 million richer after winning a portion of his malpractice lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois. The former Chicago Bulls star, who has reportedly lost $120 million in career earnings since his retirement in 2004, sued two attorneys at the Chicago law firm Pedersen & Houpt for a total of $8.2 million, [...]

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‘Defensive Medicine,’ Practiced By Vast Majority Of Physicians According To Physician Survey

A survey by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers has found that 91 percent of physicians believe concerns over malpractice lawsuits result in “defensive medicine,” ordering more tests and procedures than necessary as a protective measure. The study, which questioned 2,416 physicians, is published in the June 28 edition of Archives of Internal Medicine. A majority of physicians, 90.7 …

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Wife of former DA files malpractice suit

The wife of former Tompkins County District Attorney George Dentes is suing her husband’s doctor for malpractice. Testimony began Tuesday.

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