Stories with related Professional Interests

TMLT Cuts Premiums Again - 06/22/2016

For the ninth consecutive year since tort reform, the Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) is cutting its liability insurance premiums. This time, the TMLT Board of Governors approved an average 6.9-percent cut in liability premiums and an 18.5-percent dividend for renewing policyholders.

Texas’ Landmark Medical Lawsuit Reforms Resolved by the Courts - 06/22/2016

Elements of HB 4: Texas’ 2003 Landmark Medical Lawsuit Reforms Resolved by the Courts

Judge Upholds Prop 12 Tort Reform Caps - 06/22/2016

Caps on pain and suffering awards in health care lawsuits – part of the landmark 2003 tort reform law TMA and its allies pushed through the legislature – are constitutional, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled in March. He denied claims by 10 plaintiffs who contended the caps on noneconomic damages violated the U.S. Constitution. He also dismissed claims that a cap on damages unconstitutionally takes private property and that it bars access to the courts.

Answers to the Hard Questions on Proposition 12 - 06/22/2016

Answers to the Hard Questions on Proposition 12

You, TMB, and TMA - 05/12/2016

A strong and fair Texas Medical Board (TMB) protects your patients, upholds high ethical and professional standards for physicians, helps to preserve Texas’ critical 2003 health care tort reforms, and maintains the professional image of all Texas physicians. Unfortunately, TMB has frequently lacked the resources to do its job right. As a result, obtaining a license took far too long, and egregious cases of physician misconduct went unaddressed. Some physicians complained they were the victims of unfair prosecution for minor violations or that the TMB disciplinary hearings were neither fair nor impartial.