TITLE

Veteran lawyers flee malpractice as jury verdicts vanish

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Valerie
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);1/1/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decreasing number of experienced lawyers who handle medical malpractice cases in Nevada due to tort reform and declining jury awards. Limitations on jury awards and attorney's fees have caused plaintiffs' law firms from accepting potential lawsuits against medical providers. Based on Eight Judicial District Court statistics, only 2 of 18 malpractice lawsuits tried in 2006 have resulted to awards to plaintiffs.
ACCESSION #
23831329

 

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