Malpractice Insurance http://nwpr.org en Oregon Senate Approves Measure Aimed At Reducing Malpractice Costs http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-senate-approves-measure-aimed-reducing-malpractice-costs <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030513CL_liability_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Senate has given the go-ahead to a bill aimed at reducing the cost of medical malpractice litigation. Lawmakers voted Tuesday to send the measure to the Oregon House. But opponents call it a watered-down compromise.<p>Here's what the bill would do: Set up a mediation process for patients to meet with doctors when there's a possible case of medical error. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:36:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 23793 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Senate Approves Measure Aimed At Reducing Malpractice Costs Oregon Senate Panel Advances Medical Malpractice Legislation http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-senate-panel-advances-medical-malpractice-legislation <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021413CL_kitzhaber_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Senate panel has given the initial go-ahead to a measure aimed at reducing the cost of medical malpractice insurance. The proposal would set up a mediation system aimed at heading off costly litigation between injured patients and their doctors.<p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber testified in favor of the plan Thursday. He held up a signed agreement between two long-feuding rival groups.<p>"This, in my hand, Mr. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:50:57 +0000 Chris Lehman 22801 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Senate Panel Advances Medical Malpractice Legislation Oregon Lawmakers To Take Up Medical Malpractice Proposal http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-take-medical-malpractice-proposal <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/010413CL_malpractice_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers will consider a possible cure for a chronic pain in the neck for doctors and hospitals. Governor John Kitzhaber says he's helped broker a deal between lawyers and doctors about curbing the cost of liability insurance.<p>Medical professionals have longed complained of the high cost of insuring themselves against malpractice lawsuits. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 00:12:34 +0000 Chris Lehman 20732 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers To Take Up Medical Malpractice Proposal