The Missouri House had floor debate last week on Rep. Eric Burlison’s proposal to unconstitutionally limit malpractice awards against negligent doctors. Burlison, you will recall, is the politician who compared the family of [...]
Question: Would you give up a fundamental civil right in order to protect negligent doctors and insurance companies?
Seems like a simple question with a simple answer… No.
But this question will garner much discussion today in the Missouri [...]
Ok, I’ve written a lot about medical malpractice lately (here, here and here) (which is particularly unusual as our firm hasn’t handled a single med mal case in the 10 years I’ve worked here). But an attack on the [...]
I don’t know Lancer Gates. Apparently he is a physician in the greater Kansas City area. According to his online bio, he is a D.O. who “enjoys spending time with his family, running, vacationing in his native Pennsylvania, and [...]
Those were the first two words that came to my mind (along with a few others that are best left unprinted) as I read an article from the Springfield News-Leader in which Missouri state representative Eric Burlison compared [...]
It’s that time of year again. As the year draws to a close, it’s time for a brief look over the shoulder. These were the 10 posts you, the reader, enjoyed most this year (as least as measured by volume of readership).
Tort “reform” just keeps rearing its ugly head. One of the troubling parts of tort “reform” – and there are many – is that such “reform” often comes from freedom-loving, constitution-loving [...]
A USA Today investigative report has shown that thousands of doctors who have been banned by hospitals or other medical facilities are not punished by state medical boards and continue to treat unsuspecting patients. While it is good USA [...]
United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse commented in the National Law Journal on the ongoing attacks against the civil jury system through restrictions including forced arbitration, enhanced pleading standards, and restrictions on class [...]
It seems like medical malpractice is often the front line in the assault on civil justice and 7th Amendment freedoms. People, understandably, have a special relationship with their physician. The organizations who work to avoid accountability [...]