Friday, August 19, 2005

Vioxx Justice Amen! (for now)

Vioxx was recalled by Merck 9/30/04 even though the AMA warned in AUGUST 2001 about big troubles with Vioxx, like ischemic stroke. Today, a Texas widow got justice and her word was "Amen!"

Merck does what? Merck issues a pre-prepared Vioxx verdict release. Why does Merck appeal the Vioxx verdict? Because big business is strongly supporting State Supreme Court Judges, like in Illinois, which got State Farm and maybe Phillip Morris results.

Ischemic strokes are bad news and the evidence shows Merck knew of the Vioxx problem. $253,400,000.00, Amen! Then again, Merck's was worth nearly 1000 times that in 2001 so the jury just slapped Merck's wrist for Vioxx.

Wisconsin Vioxx Lawyer

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Personal Injury Trials Fall By Almost 80%

Personal injury tort trials fell by almost 80% from 1985 to 2003 according to a federal study from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs.

Throw in the fact that insurance companies made $38.7 BILLION DOLLARS in 2004 and perhaps you too will correct anyone claiming there's a "a litigation explosion" or "insurance crisis."

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Janesville Gazette Get the Malpractice Facts

Janesville Gazette on Sunday published this ridiculous op-ed beginning "If you're tired of skyrocketing health care costs, you'll agree that Wisconsin must do something to rein in potentially damaging medical malpractice risks." What?

Janesville Gazette needs to do research. If it did, it would see that:

- In each of the last 2 years, patients only won 4 jury verdicts against Wisconsin doctors.
- In 10 years, Wisconsin juries awarded more than the cap in only 9 cases.
- The Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund that pays malpractice claims has grown from $336 million in 1995 to $741 million in 2004.
- From 1995-2005, Wisconsin doctors, like OB-GYNs and neurosurgeons, saw malpractice premiums reduced 71%.
- Despite the plunge in malpractice costs (the lowest in the U.S.), Wisconsin still has some of the highest healthcare costs and the 2nd highest health insurance premiums in the U.S.

Janesville Gazette has some explaining to do.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer