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  • Will adding “tort reform” to ACA replacement do anything aside from harm consumers? Thursday, February 9, 2017 � by jg

    “The reality doesn’t match the rhetoric” of “tort reform” advocates, as a new report from The Center for Justice & Democracy shows in great detail.

  • Who’s responsible for infecting patients with a “superbug” at UCLA? Friday, February 20, 2015 � by jg

    Two patients died as the result of a bacterial infection spread by examination scopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and nearly 200 other patients were exposed. Is it the fault of medical staff, the scope manufacturers, or even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?

  • Update: Raising medical malpractice damage caps does NOT result in higher premiums Thursday, October 16, 2014 � by jg

    Premiums continue to fall in Illinois, Georgia and Missouri after caps there were struck down.

  • No evidence that Prop 46 will affect community clinics’ services Thursday, September 25, 2014 � by jg

    States where caps on medical malpractice damages have been lifted have seen no increase in malpractice insurance premiums, and federally-funded clinics are eligible for free malpractice coverage.

  • Do medical malpractice premiums go up and doctors flee when damages caps are lifted? Wednesday, September 3, 2014 � by jg

    Despite the dire warnings of medical groups, the answers are “no” and “no,” based on recent experiences in Illinois, Georgia and Missouri.

  • Latest California hospital penalties include five patient deaths Tuesday, February 4, 2014 � by jg

    Other events that were penalized include one that led to a patient suffering severe brain damage and one that led to a patient being put on a ventilator because of a medication overdose.

  • Even without malpractice caps, New York has added more doctors per capita than Texas Wednesday, January 15, 2014 � by jg

    There’s no evidence that “tort reform” created an increase in the number of doctors in Texas, especially since the increase there has lagged behind the rest of the country.