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Astronomical Profits of Medical Malpractice Insurers Refutes Industry Claim that Frivolous Lawsuits Responsible for High Medical Costs

A recent study shows that medical malpractice insurers are more profitable than a whopping 99% of those companies listed as Fortune 500 companies (the 500 richest companies in America). This study discredits the insurance industry’s well lobbied claim that “frivolous lawsuits” raise the cost of insurance, which health care providers must then pass on to patients. Instead, the insurance industry makes extraordinary profits by charging exorbitantly high medical malpractice premiums. That profitability would be far less if the medical malpractice insurers were actually paying out claims or spending money defending suits. Instead, this study proves that the insurers are not paying out claims or spending money defending suits, but are rather putting the money directly into their pockets, or using the money to lobby for tort reform, which further limits an injured person’s ability to defend their rights and seek redress for injuries caused by negligence. Those tort reform efforts further increase the insurance industry’s profitability, as they continue to charge higher and higher premiums to medical providers while injured individuals face more legal hurdles to pursuing valid claims. Read More About Astronomical Profits of Medical Malpractice Insurers Refutes Industry Claim that Frivolous Lawsuits Responsible for High Medical Costs...

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Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board Changed Guidelines Following a 2008 Helicopter Crash

In this Washington Post article, the events surrounding the crash of a Maryland State Police medical helicopter on September 27, 2008 are recounted. Read More About Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board Changed Guidelines Following a 2008 Helicopter Crash...

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Using Light to find Potential Treatments of Brain Diseases

Researchers are testing the usage of flashes of light delivered through fiber optics threaded into the skull to find more effective treatments for brain diseases. Read More About Using Light to find Potential Treatments of Brain Diseases...

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President Obama nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court

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Barbara S. Williams recently selected for the inaugural class of "Influential Women of Virginia," an award to recognize the outstanding efforts of women in all fields, including law, business, health care, education, and the arts.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has chosen Barbara S. Williams as one of the Influential Women of Virginia for 2009.

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Inova Fairfax on List of Top 50 U.S. Hospitals

A list produced by HealthGrades America named Inova Fairfax Hospital one of the top hospitals in the United States.

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Later School Start Times Reduce the Risk of Car Crashes for Teenagers

A study by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows a link between later school start times and a reduction in car crashes for teenagers.

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Doctors Gain New Insights into How Vision Works

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Causes of Childhood Deaths

This article from The Washington Post discusses childhood death rates and safety tips for keeping children safe.

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Video shows dying woman ignored in New York hospital

A New York woman was left to die in an emergency room. Video surveillance captured the ailing woman waiting for 24 hours without medical attention, then falling out of her chair and lying on the floor of the waiting room for hours. The woman was ignored by medical personnel, including a doctor, who saw her lying on the floor, until a kick from a nurse without a response finally revealed that she was dead.

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Researchers fail to reveal consulting fees from drug makers

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Mother of badly injured boy sues over use of metal bats in Little League Baseball

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Drug maker Merck accused of improper ghostwriting during peer review process to gain FDA approval

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Federal Regulators asked to review heart stent advertisements

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Walking is Good For Your Brain

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Hip replacements my be related to recalled socket components

According to physicians, an artificial hip component known as the Durom cup has been failing in hip replacement patients at a high rate. The manufacturer of the device, Zimmer Holdings, is the nation's largest producer of orthopedic devices.

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Insurance Industry Posts Record Profits In 2006

WASHINGTON -- The insurance industry made record profits in 2006, and a new report out Monday said it's at customers' expense. Some consumer groups said companies are paying out lower claims and charging higher premiums than in the last 50 years. For more details, follow the link below.

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New Report on Insurance Companies Performance After Hurricane Katrina

Residents of the Gulf Coast region have had their coverage claims almost uniformly denied by their insurance companies, despite the fact that Big Insurance had a year of record-breaking profits. This serves as a reminder that when you are dealing with an insurance company, having legal representation is crucial. To read the whole story, follow the link below.

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Personal Injury Attorney: Leesburg, Loudon, Clarke, Winchester Virginia

Residents of the Gulf Coast region have had their coverage claims almost uniformly denied by their insurance companies, despite the fact that Big Insurance had a year of record-breaking profits. This serves as a reminder that when you are dealing with an insurance company, having legal representation is crucial.

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Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer, Loudoun, Frederick, Leesburg, Clark, Winchester

Insurance companies dont make it easy when you want to file a claim. Here is a list of contact information for some of the biggest insurance companies in America.

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