Medical errors, apologies and apology laws
- President submits medical malpractice reform proposal. // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct92, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p603
Announces that President George Bush has asked the Congress to enact medical care malpractice reforms, in a proposal called the `Health Care Liability Reform and Quality of Care Improvement Act of 1992.' Terms of the malpractice plan; States encouraged to establish arbitration processes for...
- Liability caps would aid doctors. // Business Insurance;3/13/95, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p21
Reports that a reform bill was amended to cap non-economic damages in American medical malpractices cases at $250,000. Benefit to physicians and drug manufacturers of specific liability breaks.
- Senate begins deliberating changes in malpractice law. Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare;5/1/95, Vol. 25 Issue 18, p10
Reports on the United States Senate's deliberation on medical malpractice reform legislation. Authority of states to opt out of the federal law if they pass their own malpractice measures; Limitation of a provider's liability for noneconomic damages to the proportion of blame assigned to that...
- LAWMAKERS RESTRICT MALPRACTICE SUITS. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;07/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 14, p75
Reports that patients who suffered medical malpractice would face tough limits on suing doctors and hospitals, as part of budget legislation approved by the Senate and House. Informations on the amount of noneconomic damages that patients can file; Effects of the legislation provisions.
- Malpractice left out of liability bill. // Ophthalmology Times;5/1/95, Vol. 20 Issue 18, p36
Reports on the lack of provisions for medical malpractice of the product liability legislation cleared by the US Senate Commerce Committee.
- Two states act to curb damages. Rose, Joan R. // Medical Economics;01/13/97, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p27
Reports that Republican governors in Ohio and Pennsylvania has signed legislation which will limit the recovery of damages in medical-malpractice cases. Key provisions in each of the state legislation.
- A new malpractice worry for doctors? // Medical Economics;2/13/95, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p15
Reports on a Kansas Supreme Court ruling which recognizes the claims for loss of a chance of survival by a patient with a non-fatal condition. Implication on the scope of medical-malpractice liability; Details of the lawsuit.
- Tort reform stalls in Senate. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;4/20/95, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p18
Reports that the Senate committee action on medical malpractice reform has stalled against charges that panel members were being railroaded into drafting legislation.
- Senate delays malpractice-reform debate. Luggiero, Gary // AHA News;4/10/95, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p3
Reports on the delay in the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee's debate on medical malpractice reform. Reason for the delay; Bill's restriction of joint and several liability; Provisions under the bill; Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch's introduction of a tort-reform...