Rural Health Care Act: H.B. 18 (1989)
Requires that juries be instructed that a bad medical outcome
Requires that juries be instructed that a bad medical outcome does not necessarily justify a finding of negligence. Requires that expert witnesses be practicing physicians. Indemnifies physicians with a case load of 10% or more charity cases. Note: under the Act, OB-GYN’s and emergency room physicians would be indemnified for the first $100,000 and all physicians meeting the patient load, risk management and insurance requirements would be
indemnified for the first $25,000.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.