Sympathy Shouldn’t Be Litigated

November 1, 2013

The Pennsylvania state legislature has passed a medical liability measure that doesn’t make malpractice lawsuits more or less difficult or affect the level of damages a plaintiff may receive, but … Continued

USA Today and Medicare: The Hits, the Misses and the Absences

October 4, 2011

Yesterday, USA Today devoted its front page to a topic many of us have been discussing intensely for some time – how to address Medicare’s escalating costs.  The newspaper listed … Continued

Health Industry Leaders Recommend Over $410 Billion in Healthcare Savings to Congressional “Super Committee”

September 15, 2011

CEOs From All Health Sectors Call for Creation of New “Medicare Exchange” to Reduce Costs Through Competition, Raising of Medicare Eligibility Age, Changes in Medicare Cost-Sharing, Enactment of Medical Liability … Continued

A New Look at Healthcare Access

August 22, 2011

When we talk about people who don’t have access to healthcare, there’s a natural assumption that it’s because they can’t afford it.  A new study shows that’s not necessarily the … Continued

Taking On Texas

August 19, 2011

The Healthcare Leadership Council has never endorsed candidates for public office and we’re not going to start doing that now.  I have to say, though, that there is a tangible … Continued

Oversimplification to the Point of Distortion

June 3, 2011

There was an interesting court case in Alexandria, Virginia this week.  It seems that a personal injury attorney from Maryland had established a creative relationship with a Virginia chiropractor.  The … Continued

Governor Cuomo’s Bold Move

March 21, 2011

The state of New York is taking center stage in the effort to determine whether this country can bring much-needed improvements to our flawed medical liability system. The state’s governor, … Continued

The Extent of Defensive Medicine

February 18, 2011

Some more interesting information has come to light on the issue of medical liability reform. At the annual meeting this week of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a new … Continued

Medical Liability Reform and Lawyerly Logic

February 11, 2011

As the House Judiciary Committee works toward the passage of medical liability reform legislation, the nation’s trial lawyers – who, of course, have the most to lose if tort reform … Continued

Lawsuits as a Growth Industry?

November 16, 2010

An interesting and disturbing article appeared in the New York Times yesterday.  The Times and the Center for Public Integrity collaborated on an investigative piece explaining how large banks, hedge … Continued