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 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.