Health Care Malpractice Act: S.B. 145 (2010)

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Created a statute of repose that requires all claims to


Created a statute of repose that requires all claims to be brought within 10 years or they are barred.  Placed limitations on noneconomic damages of $350,000 for causes of action arising after May 15, 2010.  Required an affidavit of merit from a health care professional in order to proceed with an action, if they received a non-meritorious finding from the pre-litigation panel.  Limited the liability of a health care provider, in certain circumstances, for the acts or omissions of an ostensible agent.

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.