medical malpractice http://michiganradio.org en Emergency Room staffers might get protection from malpractice lawsuits in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/emergency-room-staffers-might-get-protection-malpractice-lawsuits-michigan <p>State lawmakers will discuss making it more difficult to sue emergency room doctors, nurses and technicians for malpractice on Thursday.</p><p>Livonia state representative<a href="http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/walsh/"> John Walsh</a> is the sponsor of<a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/htm/2013-HIB-4354.htm"> HB 4354</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says emergency room staffers should not have to worry about malpractice lawsuits while they provide potentially lifesaving treatment.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14953 at http://michiganradio.org Emergency Room staffers might get protection from malpractice lawsuits in Michigan Medical malpractice bills before Senate committee http://michiganradio.org/post/medical-malpractice-bills-senate-committee <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A hearing is scheduled in Lansing on Wednesday on a package of bills that would prevent some patients from suing doctors for malpractice.<br /><br /> The hearing is 8 a.m. before the state Senate Insurance Committee in Lansing.<br /><br /> Leaders of the 16,000-member Michigan State Medical Society say the Patients First Reform Package closes a legal loophole that allows unnecessary suits to be filed and prevents trial lawyers from artificially inflating awards.<br /> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:13:15 +0000 The Associated Press 8322 at http://michiganradio.org Medical malpractice bills before Senate committee State lawmakers look at tightening Michigan's medical malpractice laws http://michiganradio.org/post/state-lawmakers-look-tightening-michigans-medical-malpractice-laws <div align="left">Several major changes to Michigan&#39;s medical malpractice laws will be discussed in a state senate committee tomorrow.<br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(gjfhq0550apegn45etb5yz45))/mileg.aspx?page=committeemeeting&amp;objectname=2012-SCS-37fefef3-c0b0-45a3-91c1-c9514e15e052&amp;chamber=Senate">&ldquo;Patients First Reform Package&rdquo;</a> would make it harder to successfully sue a doctor for malpractice and potentially reduce jury awards. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:47:08 +0000 Steve Carmody 7839 at http://michiganradio.org State lawmakers look at tightening Michigan's medical malpractice laws