AMA-brokered deal poised to cover residents affected by Hahnemann closure
1,500-plus displaced Hahnemann doctors could get long-tail liability coverage if judge OKs AMA’s underwriting legal representation of orphaned residents, fellows in the case.
Why health care AI can’t replace medicine’s human component
The AMA deliberately uses the term “augmented intelligence” rather than the more common “artificial intelligence”—and there’s a good reason for that.
Court should overturn ruling that burdens physicians’ defense
If a Maryland ruling stands, doctors who want to offer alternative causes for patient harm would need to undergo a “mini-trial” on each of them.
What legal challenges will affect patients and physicians in 2020?
From keeping the government out of exam rooms to keeping patients insured, see the legal trends the AMA and the AMA Litigation Center have identified.
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.
Federal medical liability legislative activities
Learn about the AMA’s efforts to enact medical liability reform through legislative actions and initiatives at the federal level.
Patient Support & Advocacy
High court ruling must avoid encouraging involuntary commitment
Physicians strike a delicate balance in deciding whether patients with serious mental illnesses require involuntary commitment. A new case could create more legal exposure for doctors making such hard calls.
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