Veteran lawyers flee malpractice as jury verdicts vanish

Miller, Valerie
January 2007
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);1/1/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p2
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.


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