If juries can’t hear testimony about known complications, physicians could be liable for injuries even if they did everything right, physicians tell court.
Specialty, age and gender tied to liability risk, says new research. Reforms are needed to fix the liability system that imposes high burdens on U.S. health care.
The Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies fought existential threats, parried “artful pleadings” in 2017.
State appeals court ruling threatens Wisconsin’s relatively stable medical liability environment by striking down its $750,000 cap on noneconomic damages.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys are challenging pre-trial mechanisms that assess the worthiness of medical liability complaints before cases can proceed.