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re: Who here has plans to leave the state? - NaturalBeam
Cue a thread full of pointless, empty threats. You want to leave, leave. Over a $2,500 annual TOPS benefit that we can't afford and other states don't have either? :lol: Go on over to Texas, I hear oil is still $80/bbl over there....
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re: Is it wise for you establishment GOPers to alienate Trump supporters?? - NaturalBeam
[quote]WalkingTurtles[/quote]So basically, your feelings are hurt and you want people to stop being mean to you? Sounds like there is blood coming out of your wherever....
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re: Spinoff: Sue Happy Society - NaturalBeam
[quote]well defense attorneys have a perverse incentive to ensure that rewards keep flowing but with enough moral victories to claim a slowing of the flow. they need plaintiff-friendly judges and laws or else they will be out of a job, too[/quote]For sure - but Judges also have an incentive to keep ...
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re: Spinoff: Sue Happy Society - NaturalBeam
[quote]including using certain "plaintiff's doctors" who will give any opinion the plaintiff's counsel wants so long as it will help raise the value of the case[/quote]I feel awful for those poor defense attorneys who can't find a Dr. to give any opinion they want to devalue a case [quote]Elected...
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re: Team NCAA National Championships - Last 10 years (2006 - 2015) (SEC Schools) - NaturalBeam
How many of those running or horse championships would you trade for our football or baseball?...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]Insofar as you are insinuating some sort of self-referral or personal profit motive for those tests, you are correct. There is none.[/quote]:lol: Ahh, I knew this would be a waste of time but didn't realize the depths of what I was getting into with this thread. Joke's on me for logging back...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]Defensive Medicine Among High-Risk Specialist Physicians in a Volatile Malpractice Environment 93% of physicians reported practicing defensive medicine Assurance Behavior 92% engaged in Assurance Behavior 59% ordered unnecessary tests 52% performed unnecessary referrals. 43% reported or...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
So the New England Journal of Medicine - an obvious advocate for medical tort reform - asks a panel of physicians to review claims and give their [i]opinion[/i] on whether a claim has merit...and that is your [u]fact[/u] that 40% of claims are without merit? NC, I know you're a smart guy but come t...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]We asked for a link documenting the increase. So far it has not been not forthcoming. [/quote]I didn't say they did or didn't increase. You posted earlier about how expensive the tort system is for the medical community. If rates have gone up, then it doesn't seem like tort reform resulted ...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]About 40% of MedMal suits are completely groundless. That is not a matter of my opinion. It is fact, according to national studies. Of the remaining 60%, many are situations in which outcome was not optimal, but the defendant did nothing wrong. Again, not my opinion. Simple Fact. [/quot...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]Ummm, malpractice insurance went down in Texas significantly since tort reform[/quote]Right, so why did it increase (so we're told in this thread) in the face of tort reform in Louisiana? rabble rabble greedy lawyers rabble rabble...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]But the problem with Louisiana is it's effort to stunt ambulance-chasers probably lead to unreasonable limitations on plaintiffs. Plaintiff trial attorneys don't give a shite about that as long as they continue to get a nice cut of winnings. [/quote]Well, as long as we are painting with broad ...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]Unfortunately, there are far too many Alice Teague type cases in which legal maneuvering is allowed to develop a ridiculous verdict, and an obscene settlement. [/quote]Not in Louisiana, there aren't - medical providers have it pretty cush here in a med mal environment....
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]Yeah!! 4 more years of having a legal climate that scares businesses away, causes the best medical talent to practice elsewhere, and only benefits scumbag lawyers and professional victims! Keep up the good work Louisiana, we can't let Mississippi get to comfortable in last place.[/quote]:lol:...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote] I was the pledge that had to pick him up from the ER, and so I had to give a deposition for the case. The exact details like judge vs jury might have faded (it was almost 10 years ago) but I clearly remember him going around the frat house everytime somebody was in a car wreck claiming that...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]"Melissa Landry, director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, a nonprofit judicial-reform organization based in Baton Rouge, said a unique law in Louisiana, which dictates that civil claims under $50,000 must be decided by a judge, not a jury, is unfair to residents and insurance companies. [/q...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]Medmal cases are, more often than not, suits in which the defendants did nothing wrong[/quote]:lol: of course they are, medical provider. Never mind that y'all have the all-powerful Medical Review Panel to fall back on, in addition to conservative juries who buy into your propaganda that D...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]One of my frat brothers in college, (his dad is an injury attorney, I won't say his name on here, but his commercials were always on tv in BR) got in a car accident in BR. He went to the ER and checked out ok and even reported having no pain at the ER. He later said that stress sitting in the...
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re: Why Didn't Insurance Rates Drop After Tort Reform Was Enacted in the 90s? - NaturalBeam
[quote]tort reform did not get rid of extremely liberal (plaintiff friendly) judges and juries [/quote]In Louisiana? :lol You serious Clark? I get Orleans Parish and all but that is the single outlier, not the norm....
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re: Aw man we might move down from a 3 seed to a 4 seed :( - NaturalBeam
A 3/4-seed? :lol: There's a reason y'all were 1 of 2 undefeateds and only ranked 19th in the country....
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