Friday, March 6, 2009

State Round-up Medical Malpractice Laws

Over at TortsProf Blog, published today, a quick summary of legislation and reform laws related to medical malpractice law.
  • Hawaii's House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that could lead to caps on noneconomic damages in med mal claims against doctors in five specialties. See article: Honolulu Advertiser
  • Utah Senate gives initial passage to a bill raising the burden of proof in emergency room med mal cases to "clear and convincing" evidence. See article: Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Oklahoma House passes a tort reform bill that would, among other things, cap noneconomic damages at $300,000. See article: NewsOK.
  • In Albany, New York, physician rally for decreased med mal insurance premiums and the ability to collectively bargain with insurers. See article: Times Union.

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