Physicians increasingly face “hybrid” medical liability claims
California plaintiffs add battery claims to skirt noneconomic damages cap in medical liability cases. The practice must be stopped.
Top court: In medical liability cases, expert testimony is a must
Court says juries can’t rely on “common knowledge” gained through ad campaigns when making decisions in cases that involve complex medical conditions.
Striking caps on liability damages will fuel medical cost growth
The AMA and other organizations detail why limits on noneconomic damages are critical to ensuring Tennesseans’ access to quality, affordable care.
Don’t create unintended loopholes for medical liability cases
Creating new exceptions to Kentucky’s one-year limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits would expose physicians to limitless legal actions.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Court again blocks Medicaid work requirements, this time in New Hampshire
Federal judges side with the AMA and patients to block state plan estimated to result in tens of thousands of people losing health coverage.
High court should hear case on site skirting gun background checks
The AMA and the Wisconsin Medical Society are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving a website that facilitates illegal firearms sales.
Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime
See how U.S. Supreme Court justices looked to AMA policy and research to change its views toward alcoholism and other alcohol-related matters.
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