medical malpractice

Heartland Health Monitor
4:01 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Deadline Nears For Kansas Nursing Homes To Join Malpractice Fund

Cindy Luxem, president and CEO of the Kansas Center for Assisted Living, urged the inclusion of adult care facilities in the stabilization fund.

Hundreds of nursing homes and other assisted living facilities in Kansas will be required to participate in a fund meant to spread the risk of malpractice lawsuits starting next month. Advocates for those facilities say the change is a plus, but it has insurance agents scrambling to find liability coverage for their assisted living clients in a limited market.

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1:16 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Kansas Ranks Near Top, Missouri Near Bottom When It Comes To Malpractice Laws

Kansas ranks near the top of states and Missouri near the bottom when it comes to protecting physicians against lawsuits. That's according to a new report card from the American College of Emergency Physicians. The report applauds Kansas’s malpractice tort reform but condemns Missouri for its higher-than-average malpractice award payments.

The physician’s group behind the new rankings says medical lawsuits drive up health costs as much as 108 billion dollars a year nationally.

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4:21 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court Tosses Out Caps On Medical Malpractice

Missouri’s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.  Read more about about the decision here.

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