Local VA hospitals tend to get higher marks than Walter Reed

PORTSMOUTH – Marine Cpl. Chris Ferry has nothing but praise for Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, where he’s recovering from an explosion in Iraq that mangled his left hand. Former Army infantryman Jonathan Bartlett is mostly pleased about the care he got at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he was treated after losing both legs…

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New Study In Malpractice Debate

An umbrella activist group calling for insurance reform released a study Wednesday in an attempt to refute the claim that out-of-control litigation prompted medical malpractice insurance rates to skyrocket in recent years.Americans for Insurance Reform says annual insurance industry numbers show that the amount of money paid for medical malpractice settlements, verdicts and legal defense…

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