Physicians increasingly face “hybrid” medical liability claims
California plaintiffs add battery claims to skirt noneconomic damages cap in medical liability cases. The practice must be stopped.
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Anatomy of a lawsuit: What medical residents need to know
A medical liability case can represent a years-long trek through the legal system. Understand the basics before getting to the courthouse door.
Striking caps on liability damages will fuel medical cost growth
The AMA and other organizations detail why limits on noneconomic damages are critical to ensuring Tennesseans’ access to quality, affordable care.
Don’t create unintended loopholes for medical liability cases
Creating new exceptions to Kentucky’s one-year limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits would expose physicians to limitless legal actions.
No double-dipping on medical injury compensation: High court
The ruling is a good one for physicians and hospitals because it prevents them from being sued once a patient has already received money for an injury.
Appellate court case puts peer-review protections in danger
A Michigan court ignored a statute and established case law, jeopardizing future patient-safety gains. Doctors say the decision must be reversed.
New Jersey court weighs whether non-patient can sue physician
See why courts usually shelter physicians from third-party lawsuits and why the AMA Litigation Center says it’s important to do so in this case.
Court must reconsider medical examiner’s ask for lawsuit immunity
Initially, a Texas court wouldn’t excuse a physician from a civil rights violation lawsuit. Here’s why a federal appeals court told the lower court to reassess.