Health Care Malpractice Act: S.B. 145 (2010)
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.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce penned an op-ed for Law360 on the surge of COVID-19-related lawsuits targeting the insurance industry.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.