Medical Liability Reform: Expert Witness: S.B. 699

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Requires the plaintiff, in medical liability cases, to provide certification of


Requires the plaintiff, in medical liability cases, to provide certification of expert witnesses.  The plaintiff must disclose the identity and qualifications of the expert witness who certified that the defendant deviated from the applicable standard of care and the deviation was the proximate cause of the injuries claimed.  The certification is required before the plaintiff can commence any action for medical liability.

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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.