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The Litigation Center

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The Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies is the voice of America's medical profession in legal proceedings across the country. The mission of the Litigation Center is to represent the interests of the medical profession in the courts. It brings lawsuits, files amicus briefs and otherwise provides support or becomes actively involved in litigation of general importance to physicians.

Litigation Center Benefits

The Litigation Center provides vital resources for physicians on a national level. The Litigation Center's docket of cases casts a wide net over the medical-legal landscape, including physician payment issues, medical staff privileges, medical liability issues, peer review and scope-of-practice matters, among many other topics.  

Litigation Center cases must satisfy both of the following criteria:

  • The Litigation Center position must be consistent with AMA policies.
  • The medical society of the state in which a case is to be filed must support Litigation Center involvement.

Contact Information

Litigation Center
Phone: (312) 464-4110
Litigation Center staff

Leonard A. Nelson, director
email: [email protected]

Marilou Gleeson, research associate
email: [email protected]

Virginia Evans, staff assistant
email: [email protected]

Find more information about the Engagement with the Litigation Center of the AMA (PDF) and the State Medical Societies.

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