× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Michigan / Malpractice Insurance #92777

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Lansing, Michigan) Demonstration by Michigan physicians protesting rising medical mal- practice insurance rates examined; scenes shown. [Dr. Thomas BERGLUND - notes importance of protest.] Status of malpractice suits outlined. [Dr. Joseph SHEETS - predicts inability to practice due to incr. insurance premiums.] Counter- protest by Michigan Against Incompetent Medicine (MAIM) noted. [MAIM protester Kay HOLMQUIST - opposes contd. licensing of doctors convicted of malpractice.] [Nurse Karen OPIE - explains opposing a ceiling on jury awards to victims of mal- practice; cites one family's experience as example] [Bill COLEMAN - blames physicians' greed.] Condition of Coleman's daughter as result of doctor's error mentioned.
REPORTER: Joe Spencer

Jennings, Peter;
Spencer, Joe

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.