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Colo. jury awards record amount in medical malpractice suit

A local jury has awarded a $1.5 million medical malpractice suit to the plaintiff, according to the Denver Business Journal. The award was won against Memorial Health System and a local doctor. It’s the largest medical malpractice award in the state. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.

Medical malpractice litigation apparently has taken control away from the way doctors manage their practices. An Atlanta-based Jackson health care survey showed that seventy-four percent of physicians believe they have less control over the way they practice medicine than they did five years ago. Other factors affecting control included insurance and government interference. Still, 85 percent… Continue Reading Malpractice litigation cutting in on physicians’ authority

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Medical malpractice bill dies in the House

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A bill that would require insurance companies to get approval before raising premiums died on third and final reading in the state House of Representatives. Supported by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, House Bill 1344 originally was written to raise non-economic caps for medical malpractice suits from $300,000 to $460,000. But the bill didn’t have… Continue Reading Medical malpractice bill dies in the House

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A bill that would increase damage awards in malpractice lawsuits has changed – dramatically. As first introduced, House Bill 1344 raised non-economic damages cap on malpractice suits from $300,000 to $460,000. But, bill sponsors scrapped the cap-increase portion of the bill after failing to find enough support for it. As it’s worded now, the bill would require… Continue Reading Malpractice bill now targets insurance regulation

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