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July 2009 Archives

Is There Really a Malpractice Insurance Crisis? One Report Says No.

President Obama is making health care reform in this country his top priority. As part of his package, Obama has stated that he is willing to consider malpractice liability reforms if these reforms would assist physicians in their practice of medicine. Many Americans believe that the high cost of medical care in this country is linked to the nature and extent of medical malpractice lawsuits and the resulting increases in malpractice insurance. A new study, published on July 22, 2009, shows this could not be further from the truth.

Maryland court of appeals rejects a challenge to the "cap" on non-economic damages

In a written opinion, released on July 21, 2009 in the case of Green v. N.B.S., Inc., Maryland's highest court rejected the arguments made on behalf of a young girl who suffered lead paint poisoning that a statutory reduction of the jury's award of $2.3 million dollars was both unconstitutional and that lead paint violations are not "common-law torts" and thus not subject to the "cap" on "pain and suffering" damages.

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