5 medical court cases that mattered in 2018
One thing physicians from Maryland to California had in common this year: The AMA Litigation Center had their backs.
Medical School Life
Our 10 most popular stories of 2018
Physician burnout. Picking a medical specialty. Making romance work in medical residency. These topics drew your eyes this year. Find out what else did.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Short-term health plans will bring long-term pain for patients
The AMA and others ask a federal court to stop a rule that allows these health plans to undermine patient protections and sabotage the insurance risk pool.
State tries to seize $275 million from medical liability fund
Physicians who have trouble finding medical liability insurance coverage may have an even harder time if state officials’ plan to seize the funds of a last-resort insurer is allowed to proceed.
Physicians have immunity for good-faith psychiatric discharges
Learn why Maryland’s top court is protecting psychiatrists from medical liability when they act in good faith—even when outcomes are tragic.
Should abortion rights extend to unaccompanied migrant minors?
All women, including unaccompanied migrant minors, have the right to access abortion in a timely, confidential way, the AMA and other physician organizations tell the court.
Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs
Medical laws and ethics: What to do when conflicts occur
Physicians have tough decisions to make when medical ethics and law come into conflict. Learn how to properly weigh the two when faced with the dilemma.
AMA to Supreme Court: Doctor participation in executions unethical
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics says physicians shouldn’t opine on which execution method would most reduce physical suffering.
California settlement a big win for medical staff independence
The AMA and the Litigation Center provided significant legal and financial support for the medical staff lawsuit.