Top court turns down bid for damages-only medical liability retrial
Had Georgia’s highest court granted the request, physicians and hospitals would be opened up to “much greater liability than jury thought was just.”
Exclusionary bathroom policies harm transgender students’ health
Physicians tell a federal appellate court why the medical community agrees that these policies hurt transgender students physically and mentally.
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Latest ACA ruling: What it means now for doctors, patients
Appellate decision on individual mandate constitutionality has little immediate effect. Patients with preexisting protections are still protected and insurance sign-ups continue unaffected.
More physicians being sued by patients they’ve never treated
Do doctors ever have “legal duty of care” in such cases? An AMA education session explored the issue.
Where the AMA stands on 7 of the year’s biggest health care issues
From the E/M overhaul to the opioid epidemic, here’s how the AMA has shown itself to be the physician’s powerful ally in health care this year.
Why the HHS conscience-rights rule was blocked in court
The AMA has opposed the rule since Department of Health and Human Services proposed it, saying conscience rights are not unlimited and the measure would put patients’ health at risk.
5 big medical court cases that made a difference this year
Learn how the AMA has fought this year to preserve the patient-physician relationship, keep government out of the exam room, and maintain liability reforms.
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