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.
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.
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.