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.
Medical liability market research
Find data on medical liability markets, including claim frequency, costs and premiums.
State medical liability reform
Read how the AMA pursues medical liability laws on the state level to reshape the current medical liability system to better serve both physicians and patients.
3 reasons why health care spending is so high
Find out why health care is so expensive and what the AMA is doing about it.
What duties do physicians owe to non-patients?
In addition to a decision potentially raising medical liability insurance rates, a Connecticut high-court case could affect patient confidentiality and privacy.
Misdiagnosis allegation not enough for negligence claim to go on
Washington state’s highest court says a medical liability case in which an expert did not pinpoint specific standard-of-care violations cannot move forward.
AMA’s legal team helps protect medical liability reforms
The Litigation Center for the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies fights to keep in place vital state measures such as noneconomic damage caps.
Voter-backed Nevada tort reform faces court challenge
Should juries know whether insurer paid a plaintiff’s medical bills? Physicians say it’s fair law that helps keep liability insurance rates low.
Is it OK to have 4-to-1 expert ratio in medical liability case?
Experts ensure sound science in the courtroom. Without them, false compensation and patient care is at stake, an AMA Litigation Center amicus brief says.