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Baby Olivia Coats Birth Injury
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…

Dangerous Hospitals
Jeff Rasansky September 19, 2016

Did you know that under Texas law, a hospital has no legal responsibility to keep a dangerous doctor from operating? Baylor Medical Center at Plano is well-respected as one of the top hospitals in North Texas, having received multiple awards for “Best Hospital” from U.S. News and World Report. However, in 2012, Baylor Medical Center at…

Tort Reform & Healthcare Costs
Jeff Rasansky October 30, 2014

Think medical costs are high due to malpractice lawsuits? Time to look at the facts. Many people believe that the high cost of health care in Texas (and the United States) is due in part to medical malpractice lawsuits. I mean, why wouldn’t people think this? This is the exact argument that was used by…

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Jeff Rasansky August 5, 2014

What has tort reform changed in regard to Texas medical malpractice cases? About 98,000 people die every year from a range of preventable medical errors. The individuals who actually survive don’t have things easier though; they face lifelong disabilities, aches, pains and may possibly be restricted from returning to work thanks to the injuries they…

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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…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Texas’ 2003 tort reform laws included a requirement that anyone filing a medical malpractice claim in the state must provide a medical expert’s report within 120 days of submitting their case. In other words, a medical professional’s opinion is absolutely required if you are seeking compensation for a medical error. Having medical experts on…

Negligent Supervision Attorney
Jeff Rasansky February 5, 2016

How does Texas tort reform affect a nursing home injury or abuse case? Tort reform has been a hot-button issue in Texas and across the country in recent years, with many lawmakers and residents calling for a better civil justice system and fewer frivolous lawsuits. However, while there is certainly room for improvement in our…

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 July 28, 2014

State tort reforms have led to record profits for insurance companies while physician and patient premiums continue to go through the roof, according to a new report released by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AJ researchers analyzed data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), as well as insurance company annual statements, and…

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Jeff Rasansky May 8, 2015

In 2003, Texas passed laws that capped the amount of damage that doctors could be held liable for in medical malpractice claims. This was, according to those who promoted the legislation, supposed to reduce premiums and make medical care more affordable for everyone. That hasn’t happened. Premiums Continue to Climb The Dallas Morning News recently…

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