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Medical Malpractice

The Medical Malpractice Committee is comprised of lawyers representing both plaintiffs and defendants, representatives of medical liability insurance companies, judges, former judges and law students. We monitor and discuss developments in the case law and statutes, and may participate in the legislative process. We create and present CLE programs geared toward attorneys in our practice area, and hold programs at law schools and colleges to educate students about what we do. Our recent focus has been on the implementation of the neurologically impaired infant fund, and the evolution of the rules governing its use.

Recent Reports

Report commenting on S.764/A.2943 which would expand privileged communications at medical peer reviews and quality assurance reviews (March 2006) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Physicians, peer review

Report commenting on A.5281 which would require health care providers to inform patients or their representatives of certain errors in diagnosis, treatment or other services ( PDF format )
Subject area: Patients rights

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Affairs

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.