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  • Big-bucks battle shaping up over bid to raise malpractice award limit

    SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
  • It's time to fix California's outdated medical malpractice law

    It's time to fix California's outdated medical malpractice law
    It's a very rare thing for a legislator to admit that a law he sponsored hasn't worked out as expected. It's even rarer for him to label it "oppressive" and call for its revision. But that's the case with former California Assemblyman Barry Keene and...

    Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case

    Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned a multimillion-dollar judgment against Johns Hopkins Hospital in a case that accused its doctors of causing severe and irreversible brain damage to a baby born at the hospital. The judges ordered the...

    Obstetricians know better than midwives

    Regarding your recent article on medical malpractice, even medical students circa 1988 knew that the labor-inducing drug Pitocin is to be given slowly and intravenously and that you don't push the baby out with your hand ("Court overturns judgment against...

    Doctors, hospitals join to fight changes to malpractice awards

    The fight to raise the cap on awards in medical malpractice cases was officially joined on Thursday with groups backed by litigators filing a ballot initiative that could be before voters next year, and a coalition of doctors and hospitals responding with...