One of the mantras of the tort deformers (we call them “tort deformers” because they want to eliminate personal responsibility for one’s own bad actions that hurt innocent others) is that people should not be fully compensated for their injuries due… Read More
MML Rants And Raves No. 009: Why Do Some People Believe Injured People Should Not Be Fully Compensated?
It was not that long ago that very few states in the U.S. had restrictions on the amount that injured persons could be compensated for their losses due to the negligent conduct of others. Now, a majority of states limit recoveries… Read More
The Oklahoma Medical Professional Liability Insurance Closed Claim Annual Report for January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 reports that there were 371 closed claims against physicians and surgeons, 70 closed claims against hospitals, 100 closed claims against other medical professionals, and… Read More
In many countries around the world, over half the population use cell phones. The use of cell phones, which may be the only phones available or the best choice due to their reliability in some parts of the world, is expanding rapidly…. Read More
Deep Vein Thrombosis, also referred to as “DVT”, is a serious medical condition that is usually avoidable that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, most commonly in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis but can also occur… Read More
According to the Iowa Medical Malpractice Annual Report for Calendar Year 2009, the average payments of benefits plus allocated loss adjustment expenses for all closed claims was about $128,000 for 2009, and the average incurred losses and allocated loss adjustment expenses… Read More
The December 31, 2008 Medical Malpractice Insurance In The Massachusetts Market Report reported that the total Massachusetts medical malpractice premiums increased from $198 million in 2001 to $301 million in 2007 (an increase of over 50% in six years). Over… Read More