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Jeff Rasansky August 30, 2016

Do damage caps on medical malpractice cases stop frivolous lawsuits, or do they simply help insurance companies? A Texas jury awarded $10,200,575 to the family of a child whose head was crushed by forceps during delivery, but the award was automatically reduced to $750,000 due to statutory damage caps on medical malpractice lawsuits in Texas. These damage caps…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: While no one can compensate you for the loss of your health or a permanent injury, the justice system is set up so that you can recover monetary compensation after a medical mistake depending on what you lost due to the medical mistake and what the error cost you. Medical malpractice cases take into…

Staff April 6, 2016

Answer: In 2003, Texas residents approved a constitutional amendment to cap non-economic damages at $250,000 for all medical malpractice cases. The vote, called Proposition 12, passed by a narrow margin. Although over a dozen other states also have caps on non-economic medical malpractice damages, the medical error award caps in Texas are completely unfair to…

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Jeff Rasansky June 14, 2016

Tort reform has made medical malpractice cases in Texas very difficult to pursue. The Texas healthcare system has gone through a lot of changes over the last 10-15 years. Before 2003, medical malpractice claims were like any other personal injury claim. The legal structures which existed at that time made it possible for people to…

Jeff Rasansky May 6, 2016

You may be aware of an email chain going around that discusses something known as the Stella Awards.  They are supposedly given out to the most outlandish and frivolous lawsuits filed in the U.S. every year.  What you may not know is the Stella Awards aren’t real. For years, emails touting the Stella Awards have…

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Jeff Rasansky February 5, 2016

Malpractice compensation is designed to help the family and the victim themselves pay for the damage wrought by medical negligence. There are some truly egregious cases of medical negligence and, in some cases, these instances of doctors not coming through on their duties to their patients can be disfiguring, life altering or even fatal. Here…

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