Tort reform works: Mississippi is the latest state to reap the benefits. “The Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi announced recently that malpractice rates for the physicians it insures – about 70 percent of the physicians in the state – will decrease by 10 percent in 2006.

The company also gave physicians a 10 percent refund on their 2005 premiums.

Hospitals also report a drop in the frequency of medical malpractice claims.”

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  • Anonymous

    This is a lie. CJD and Dr. Elliot have proved to us with hard data that caps have no positive effects…no wait…they couldn’t prove that could they?

  • Anonymous

    I look forward to someone posting the payouts per year for Miss. insurers. Also, the verdicts in excess of the tort reform limits that were reduced since it was enacted.

    What? You don’t have that info?

    How surprising.

  • Anonymous

    Like I said, CJD is bereft of any hard data to dispute that tort reform works. I’m sure the insurers are just lowering their rates to piss off you ambulance chasers even if it costs them money. LOL, why are you posting anonymously now?

  • Anonymous

    How come stock analysts have to say “I have a financial interest in Intel” if they’re touting the stock but Lawyers don’t have to say it when they fight the reforms protecting us against their rape?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have a Miss. license, so what’s to disclose?

    Sorry, I forget to type my name – when are you going to post yours.

    I look forward to your information proving that tort reform lowered payouts in Miss. As it is, you might have well attributed the paving of more roads in Miss. to lowering insurance rates. Seriously, is this the kind of rigor with which you make medical diagnoses?

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    “Seriously, is this the kind of rigor with which you make medical diagnoses?”

    One more time, boys and girls. It’s not the medical diagnosis that’s important in this health care system, it’s the outcome. (And whether the patient you’re seeing has a “next of kin” listed in demographics)

  • Anonymous

    If CJD’s rabid, nonfactual, fantasy-based defense of the indefensible is what passes for good judgement amongst lawyers these days then God help anyone out there who ever needs a lawyer for any legitimate purpose – of which there are few. :)

  • Anonymous

    “what passes for good judgement amongst lawyers”

    LAW is not about judgement……it’s about (pause for tears, applause, drama)JUSTICE, for the underprivileged orphans who are victims of doctor’s purposeful negligence….against humanity. CJD and doc Elliot are heros, and not the greedy self-serving bastards they’re made out to be.

  • Anonymous

    To Anon 10:12,
    Justice at 40 to 50% contingency fee. A reasonable fee? Who are you kidding?
    Please don’t respond, because we all know your answer. We’ve all heard it before.

  • Anonymous

    Repetition of your own ignorance doesn’t seem to bother you anonymice, so why does repetition of the facts?

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    CJD, shouldn’t you be lawyering instead of blogging?
    Diagnosis:1. Addiction to Blogging
    2. Rule Out Obnoxious- Compulsive Behavior.
    You need help.
    But then, I haven’t reviewed your medical records. You’re right, it’s malpractice. Oh no! Please don’t sue me.

  • Anonymous

    When you’re making up the bills for the insurer, how do you bill this time, Anonymouse?

  • Anonymous

    “When you’re making up the bills for the insurer, how do you bill this time, Anonymouse?”

    Most of us in the high risk specialties you guys sodomize, ie emergency medicine, OB-GYN, are actually on salary, so no matter how much you talk about “billing insurance”, we just don’t care. We get paid. I work in a public hospital so there is no insurance. But then again, I was the one who called you, CJD, a weeep-sob…Hero up above, so god bless your unethical soul. Go Get em!!

  • Anonymous

    You’re such a whiner. Do you ever stop crying?

  • Anonymous

    You’re all very funny and entertaining. I’ll have to check this blog later.

  • Anonymous

    “You’re such a whiner. Do you ever stop crying?”

    What proof is this based on CJD? Were you at the trial? Or did you hear that Wesley Snipes dropped another load and were trying to find the woman he impregnated? SSShhh…I think an ambulance just drove by, get your sneakers on, CJD!

  • Anonymous

    Why does the bunch of you obnoxious weenies act like schoolyard bullies toward CJD? He is without fail calm and straightforward, not dealing in personal attack like you little tiny fellows. Maybe if you could refute his statements on the facts, you would, instead of acting like babies. Heaven help your patients.

  • Anonymous

    Why does the bunch of you obnoxious weenies act like schoolyard bullies toward CJD?

    Because his profession has ruined our profession. Just imagine if this happened to your career. For comparative example, lets say you’re a prostitute, and another specialty invades your profession and decrees that from now all, all you’re allowed to do with your customers is anal sex. That’s what lawyers have done to the medical profession.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Look, who’s that at the doctor’s waiting room?
    It’s CJD and his clones, all waiting for anal sex!
    Well, they just have to wait their turn like everybody else.

  • Anonymous

    “Because his profession has ruined our profession.”

    Seriously, you guys are the biggest whiners of any profession out there. You absolutely refuse to take any responsibility for your actions.

    Look at the anesthesiologists. They started getting squeezed by their insurers and they said “Hey, what can we do better?” And then they improved their practices, got serious about eliminating malpractice.

    Not the rest of you though – all you do is try and make it so kids and the elderly can’t recover against you. It’s amazing how such a highly educated group can be such weenies, and so ill-equipped to deal with the fact that they might have their decisions questioned. Some of you anonymice are like children.

  • Anonymous

    “… all you do is try and make it so kids and the elderly can’t recover against you”

    maybe you meant to write :”…all you do is try and make it so kids and the elderly and the personal injury lawyer (with his 40% to 50% contingency fee) can’t recover against you”.

  • Anonymous

    Look at the anesthesiologists. They started getting squeezed by their insurers and they said “Hey, what can we do better?” And then they improved their practices, got serious about eliminating malpractice

    The last time and only time I asked for an anesthesiologist to assist me with a difficult intubation in the ER I was told it sounded like a bad case and that I should do a cricothyroidomy and he did not come. I guess that is one way to decrease your malpractice exposure.

  • Anonymous

    “Look at the anesthesiologists. They started getting squeezed by their insurers and they said “Hey, what can we do better?” And then they improved their practices, got serious about eliminating malpractice.”

    I tried that too. I told the nurses in my ER not to bring back any patients with a full stomach, or who were really drunk. I told patients I would have to reschedule their visits if they showed up without a medication list. I told the courthouse I wasn’t responsible for a patients actions and outcomes for the month after they left my ER. (anesthesiologists aren’t liable if a guy smokes after his CABG) But the lawyers wouldn’t listen. It was still ALL my fault. It’s always the ER”S fault. Can you imagine if someone showed up for an appointment at your law office shitfaced? Then when you pissed them off they grabbed their car keys and said, “I’m outta here!” ANesthesiologists deal with that all the time. (Yah right) Someday one of us will shoot back. It will be ugly.

  • Anonymous

    “all you do is try and make it so kids and the elderly and the personal injury lawyer (with his 40% to 50% contingency fee) can’t recover against you”.”

    Why are you so jealous that other people make money? Is it because you couldn’t hack it in a world where you only got paid if you did your job well?

    I’d love it if my contingency clients would pay me hourly, win or lose. But most of those people you’re trying to keep out of the courthouse aren’t physicians, and can’t afford to pay attorneys by the hour.

    CJD