Medical Liability

Appeal sought after ruling on arbitration clauses

Appeal sought after ruling on arbitration clauses

Plaintiffs in a negligent death lawsuit are asking the Texas Supreme Court to reconsider its recent ruling giving providers more leeway in forcing arbitration over alleged negligent care.

Nursing home wins 'retaliation' court victory

Nursing home wins 'retaliation' court victory

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A Texas nursing home has triumphed in a lawsuit that claimed it had retaliated against a facility resident when family members complained about her care.

Medical liability costs may total $55.6 billion annually, study finds

Medical liability costs may total $55.6 billion annually, study finds

Medical liability and defensive medicine cost the United States an estimated $55.6 billion each year, according to a study in Health Affairs. That represented about 2.4% of national healthcare spending in 2008.