tort reform


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tort reform

In health care, any proposed alteration of state laws imposing liability for torts, esp. for limiting punitive damages in medical malpractice cases.
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But experts who support tort reform say the law is nothing of the kind.
After 10 years, the sides that fought for and against tort reform in Texas are still fighting.
Even though legislation involving tort reform failed to make it out of the General Assembly last month, attorneys are pushing forward with the idea.
The company's attorney filed motions stating the amount needs to be limited due to Ohio's tort reform statutes.
SAN DIEGO - Since the State of Texas implemented medical tort reform in 2003, the number of practicing physicians has increased by 19% per 100,000 population.
Tort reform wouldn't do anything to rein in health care spending, since the actual cost of defending malpractice suits and paying injured victims is less than 0.
Johnson explained on the Senate floor that her about-face was the result of two legal opinions that suggested that "there remains significant questions about the legality" of the Republicans' proposed tort reform amendment.
Texas recently passed tort reform and the number of physicians applying to practice in the state increased by 57 percent.
Recent challenges to tort reform have rocked the underwriting environment for medical professional liability coverage (often called "med mal"), but that's not the only element of change afoot in this dynamic field.
To reduce the costs of insurance, many states have enacted a variety of tort reform measures that will reduce award and settlement amounts.
Chamber of Commerce and the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) that secured passage at the state level.
Last year, for the first time, the researchers calculated numbers separately for states with tort reform and states without and had an "ah hah" moment, recalled the managing director.