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Florida Supreme Court Rules Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional

June 20th, 2017

Last week, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled that arbitrary caps on awards to medical malpractice victims are unconstitutional.  The court, in a 4-3 ruling, found that the cap enacted in 2003 did not prove to reduce malpractice insurance rates. Instead, this cap unfairly impacted the most …

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Jason A. Daria

Pedestrian struck and killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

April 25th, 2017

The Roosevelt Boulevard claimed another victim this year. On Sunday afternoon April 23rd, 69-year-old Melford Pinckney was crossing the roadway around the 4000 block of the Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, when he was struck by an SUV traveling southbound, police said. The driver of the …

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Affordable care Act

Malpractice “Reform” should focus on eliminating malpractice, not legal rights of victims

April 24th, 2017

As House Republicans continue to advance their agenda in Washington in efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of their anticipated changes to the civil justice system includes a change to medical malpractice laws. Their proposed bill would impose a limit of $250,000 on …

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Feldman Shepherd Attorneys Sue IKEA on Behalf of Bereaved Parents

June 18th, 2016

Everyone who owns a piece of IKEA furniture knows that it can be a real pain to assemble. But, tragically, items from the Scandinavian retailer have proven to be dangerous–and in some instances even deadly. Such is the terrible case of Curren Collas, a two-year-old …

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Study Reveals Leading Cause of Successful Medical Malpractice Cases

June 11th, 2016

On April 29, the New York Times health blog Well published a post titled, “Why Doctors Are Sued.” In its first sentence, it promises to reveal the answer to the question: “What kind of medical error accounts for most malpractice payments?” The answer, its author tells …

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Legislation to Protect Patients in New York State Fails Again

September 16th, 2015

Back in the summer of 2013, this blog wrote about statute of limitations amendment that couldn’t make its way out of the New York state legislature. Lavern’s Law is named after a Brooklyn woman whose curable lung cancer went undiagnosed for years–despite several rounds of …

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Tell the Legislature to Protect Seniors from Forced Arbitration

September 2nd, 2015

Few in our society are as fragile and defenseless as seniors, particularly those in long-term care facilities. This is the reason why a proposed change to Medicare and Medicaid regulations–one that would outlaw forced arbitration as a precondition of entry into such a facility–is so …

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High Stakes in PA Supreme Court Race

August 26th, 2015

Whether they know it or not, in November, Pennsylvanians will cast their votes for (among other positions) three seats on the bench of the commonwealth’s Supreme Court. This is the first time three such positions have been vacant at any one time in the Supreme …

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Texas Bill, Which Would Effectively Immunize Insurance Companies for Wrongdoing, Doesn’t Pass

August 19th, 2015

Texas–a state that already has on the books some of the toughest and most draconian tort reform measures in the country–was until recently in the process of passing a bill that would have (according to the Texas Tribune) made “it harder for homeowners and companies …

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