An immigrant advocacy group has filed an immigration lawsuit against Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The immigration lawsuit, filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), claims that a law Gov. Abbott signed that makes harboring undocumented immigrants a state felony is unconstitutional. The suit also names the Texas Public Safety Commission, the […]

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An Indiana cardiologist has had nearly 300 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him. The reasons for the suits against Dr. Arvind Gandhi range from unnecessary tests to dangerous surgical procedures. The medical malpractice lawsuits have also targeted the hospital where Dr. Gandhi conducted his procedures, Community Hospital of Munster, and several other doctors at the […]

When a driver files an auto insurance claim with a carrier, a major component of the claim documentation comes from the repair shop’s estimate. The insurer can choose to pay the auto insurance claim based on the estimate, but this happy ending rarely occurs. Insurers strive to keep claim costs as low as possible, while […]

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a brief with the state’s Supreme Court asking the justices to uphold a law that puts medical malpractice lawsuit award limits in place. The court is currently hearing a case that challenges a 2003 law that establishes medical malpractice lawsuit award limits on non-economic damages. Ms. Bondi wrote the […]

A report from the Texas Department of Insurance showed that Texas homeowners insurance premiums have increased by more than 26 percent from 2010 to 2014. The report also showed that Texas homeowners insurance premiums are the third-highest of any state, behind only Florida and Louisiana. The average Texas homeowner currently pays more than $1,700 a […]

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The state of Louisiana has a reputation for its unique and vibrant approach to life. However, some aspects of Louisiana medical malpractice law, while unique among the other states, can leave patients seeking justice for medical mistakes at a severe disadvantage. A recent article in the online version of the New Orleans Times-Picayune examined how […]

A recent ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescinded a long-time exemption for cruise ship medical malpractice lawsuits. The ruling came in the case of a passenger who had died on a cruise ship in 2011 after the ship’s medical staff neglected to care for his head injury. The decison revokes […]

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According to a report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), Texas had the lowest per capita rate of medical malpractice payouts in the nation last year. Texas medical practitioners paid $3.03 per capita for medical malpractice payouts in 2013, up only one cent from 2012. The per capita rates allow for more accurate comparisons […]

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