A bill has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly during the 2011 Session to entrench the affirmative defense of contributory negligence in Maryland. In general terms, contributory negligence is conduct on the part of the injured person which falls… Read More
In March, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which would substantially overhaul healthcare in the United States. Since then, some opponents of the… Read More
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has stated that tort reform might reduce health care costs by 0.5 percent, saving approximately $11 billion out of a total of $2.5 trillion in health care costs annually. The actual costs of malpractice insurance… Read More
According to the Bupa Health Pulse 2010 international healthcare survey of over 12,000 people in 12 countries, nearly half (46%) of people who use the internet to search for health information do so to self-diagnose. The survey further notes that 68%… Read More
Catheters are used to help people urinate when they are unable to do so on their own. Proper sterile procedures are required when using a catheter. When not done properly, the placement or removal of a catheter can subject… Read More
It is often difficult to find accurate information regarding medical malpractice claims in the United States due to misinformation. However, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), which is part of the Data Bank, is a confidential information clearinghouse created by Congress to… Read More
A common way that physical symptoms can be involved in a medical malpractice case is due to an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical condition causing the symptoms. As this article explains, failure to diagnose a medical condition can lead to a… Read More
In order to cut through the misinformation about lawsuits and tort reform, we recommend this report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO is a nonpartisan organization that provides economic and budget analyses Congress needs to make its budgeting decisions.
There are lots of myths and misinformation out there that deceive people into thinking that lawsuits have become excessive and are causing many problems in America. In part, drug, oil, and insurance companies are responsible because they’ve spent millions to generate and spread these falsehoods. This article sheds some light on the real facts about lawsuits.