This op-ed was originally published by Agri-Pulse. Mass tort litigation has become a multi-billion-dollar industry for trial lawyers over the past several decades as they’ve targeted everything from tobacco and […]
Medical malpractice carriers giving, getting leeway in face of COVID-19 pandemic
Medical malpractice insurers have responded with flexibility as their clients deal with liability concerns produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Tom Jacobs for S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association, said concepts of liability and delivery of healthcare have been “fundamentally altered” by the pandemic.
“It has affected considerations about duty of care, appropriate decision making … with respect to looking at a particular scenario, or a particular patient or circumstances,” Joyce said in an interview. “It is a circumstance that’s … truly unprecedented.”
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