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Kansas Patients Can Now Win Big in Doctor Malpractice Suits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Brenda Lundeen went in for routine surgery to relieve heavy periods. What the Overland Park mom and grade school teacher got was a nightmare, as a medical mistake caused 194-degree water to pour through a hole …

Ohio High Court Upholds Damages Cap for Woman Raped by Pastor as Teen

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request from a woman raped by a pastor when she was 15 to boost the amount of damages paid by the church where the minister worked. Attorneys for the woman and her …

NCAA Schools Threatened by Liability Related to Storming Court

College basketball’s tradition of storming the court after big upsets poses a potentially devastating liability threat to universities and athletic departments, personal injury lawyers said. Video showed coaches being pushed into tables and fans colliding with players when Kansas State …

A Decade Later Texas Tort Reform Sees Suits, Payouts Drop

Ten years after the Texas Legislature capped damages in the state’s medical malpractice lawsuits, the number of suits and the amounts paid out have fallen sharply. The Austin American Statesman reported Sunday that state Department of Insurance data shows medical …