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Malpractice Insurers Gouging Doctors, Undermining Intent of Damage Cap Law

Malpractice Insurers Gouging Doctors, Undermining Intent of Damage Cap Law
MICRA does nothing to decrease costs, but makes a mint for malpractice insurers
by Brian Leubitz
Over the weekend, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones exposed some of the mistruths that the insurance lobby has been using to fight to save their cash cow, MICRA.
Here's the thing that nobody really talks about, and that is that those caps have not prevented excessive medical malpractice insurance rates. I know this because one of the first things I did as insurance commissioner was look at the medical malpractice insurance rates, and I discovered that the me
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Huntsville Hospital Offers Compensation to Family for Death of Toddler

According to the family, Huntsville Hospital hasn't apologized, accepted responsibility for any error, or done anything to help care for Gracie. Their offer was $100,000 in compensation. Take it or leave it. That reaction was in line with the Consumer Reports finding.
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