The latest tort reform measure, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, would place caps on medical malpractice damages, limit attorney fees, and modify statutes of limitations. Among other changes to current law, non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits … [Read more...] about Will Tort Reform Affect Nursing Home Care?
Nursing home malpractice
Bill Lundy had never made a movie before.But, inspired by one of the difficult cases he had ever worked on, the Georgia trial lawyer used $200,000 in legal fees from winning a nursing home medical malpractice case to film A Larger Life, recounts the Daily Report (sub. req.).The … [Read more...] about Lawyer uses $200K in legal fees to make movie about trial win in nursing home med-mal case
Medical malpractice reform entered the North Carolina General Assembly through Senators Apodaca, Brown and Rucho’s sponsorship of Senate Bill 33: “Medical Liability Reforms” (the “Bill”). These malpractice reform measures would apply to nursing … [Read more...] about Summary of North Carolina Senate Bill 33’s Medical Malpractice Reform
VALUE OF NURSING HOME CASES IN SOUTH CAROLINAIn the next few areas of this page, we summarize some important South Carolina nursing home lawsuits. They are important for a variety of reasons but primarily because of the type of injuries and accidents that the plaintiffs suffered … [Read more...] about South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlements
While it is becoming more common these days to hear reports of nursing home negligence and abuse, many facilities never receive the justice they truly deserve for systemic understaffing and policies that prioritize profits before human life. It is important to understand that … [Read more...] about Jury Rules in Favor of Skilled Nursing Facility in Pressure Sore Death Case