Experts ensure sound science in the courtroom. Without them, false compensation and patient care is at stake, an AMA Litigation Center amicus brief says.
If juries can’t hear testimony about known complications, physicians could be liable for injuries even if they did everything right, physicians tell court.
Hospital executives violated physician’s contractual rights and state law by refusing to renew his staff privileges without following the peer-review procedures outlined in the medical staff bylaws.
AMA joins other physician organizations to defend vital protections for millions of patients, including those who have pre-existing conditions.
The case could set precedent for dominant health insurers to prohibit physicians from referring patients out of network for innovative or medically necessary tests.