AMA Litigation Center
Working in the courts to fight for issues impacting physicians and patients.
Featured case: Claycomb vs. Kentucky
The issue in this case is whether KRS Chapter 216C, which establishes medical review panels (MRPs), is constitutional. The complainant asserts that if not for Chapter 216C, he would have had the right to sue for medical malpractice without following the medical review panel procedure.
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Physician tort liability-general
The case, Doe vs. Cochran, looks at a physician's professional liability to a non-patient and preserving the confidentiality of patients’ communications and medical conditions.
Scope of practice
Texas Medical Association vs. Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, reviews scope of practice rules of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) & if they exceed the scope of practice allowed under Texas statutory law.
Medical staff self-governance
This case asks whether Tulare Regional Medical Center, a publicly owned hospital in California , could unilaterally dissolve its medical staff and form a new medical staff.
- In 2017, the AMA blocked two insurance mergers by gathering a coalition of 17 states medical societies, regulators and attorneys general to provide opposition and testimony.
- AMA litigation has helped win judgments in more than 400 key cases, including nearly 70% of cases related to abusive litigation against physicians.
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The Litigation Center can help your state medical society with legal issues that may have national implications. We can provide legal and financial support to physician plaintiffs.