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June 2017 Archives

Federal bill would cap noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases

In our last post, we mentioned caps on awards of noneconomic damages as one avenue medical providers and hospitals can look to in limiting their liability in medical and hospital malpractice cases. Limiting noneconomic damages in tort cases is a common step states have taken in an effort to reform the tort system.

Two ways to avoid or limit medical, hospital malpractice liability, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at a couple ways to limit liability in medical and hospital malpractice cases, beginning with the determination of the statute of limitations. As we noted, damages are another important area to consider, particularly noneconomic damages.

Two ways to avoid or limit medical, hospital malpractice liability

For both physicians and hospitals sued by patients, minimizing liability in medical malpractice and hospital malpractice claims is an important task, and one which requires knowledge of the law, keen negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively use the legal process.

Work with experienced legal counsel to fight workers’ compensation fraud

In our last post, we looked briefly at some of the ways employees, and insurers as well, can reduce their workers’ compensation costs. As we noted, improving workplace safety and training, early reporting of accidents, implementing return to work and vocational rehabilitation services, and subrogation are all ways workers’ compensation costs can be reduced.

Looking at some ways to reduce workers’ compensation costs

For injured employees, workers compensation benefits are an important source of support after a serious workplace accident. This is particularly true of cases where an employee suffers permanent injuries that will impact his or her ability to return to the same work. As important as these benefits are for employees, though, employers also have an interest in managing workers’ compensation costs.