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Senator says she was threatened

...of the state's insurance commissioner was more to blame than noneconomic damage awards for soaring medical-malpractice insurance premiums. Medical groups claim those awards are pushing up insurance costs. Reach Brandon Larrabee at (404...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/02/met_410814.shtml
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Tort reform leads to higher insurance premiums

...states that have passed tort reform - Florida, Michigan, Texas and West Virginia - have the highest medical-malpractice insurance premiums in the country. Furthermore, statistics show that premiums for internal medicine doctors and general...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/31/let_367458.shtml
Letters
Oxendine is eager to work with GOP

...doctors and hospital officials to push for limits on escalating jury awards, which they blame for soaring medical-malpractice insurance premiums across the country. The most controversial insurance-related debate of the 2003 legislative session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/29/met_361324.shtml
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Doctors push for liability reforms

...things, the measure is expected to call for a $250,000 cap on jury awards for pain and suffering. Medical malpractice insurance premiums for doctors and hospitals have skyrocketed during the past several years, outstripping the rate of inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/16/met_358820.shtml
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Senator says she was threatened

...of the state's insurance commissioner was more to blame than noneconomic damage awards for soaring medical-malpractice insurance premiums. Medical groups claim those awards are pushing up insurance costs. Reach Brandon Larrabee at (404...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/02/met_410819.shtml
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Business briefs

...receive a confirmation message. NOTE TO READERS Doctors asked to share insurance woes Doctors, have your medical malpractice insurance premiums gone sky high? If so, share your story with us. Call the business desk at (706) 823-3352.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/08/bus_380542.shtml
Business
Capitol eyes jury awards

...medical profession and insurance industry are pushing so-called tort reform as the answer to soaring medical malpractice insurance premiums. A tort is a civil wrong. The lobbyists cite the increase in lawsuits and the growing size of jury awards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/22/met_365388.shtml
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Trial lawyers have own agendas that drive up medical costs

...national problem for over 20 years. Therefore, a major portion of the problem must lie elsewhere. Why are medical-malpractice insurance premiums rising? Consider another spiral and trace it back to its hypothetical source. First, please recall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/03/let_362049.shtml
Letters
Doctor pushes malpractice cap

...poor, who won't get much back for earnings lost, Mr. Carl said. And "it will not result in lower medical malpractice insurance premiums," Mr. Carl said. Nevada passed similar reforms earlier this year, and the premiums did not go down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/13/met_358219.shtml
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