Mandatory review panels pushed for tort reform

March 2010
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p32
Malpractice tort reform could be achieved by requiring a physician panel to review all cases before proceeding to court, some advocates say. The proposal is opposed by trial lawyers, who say the panel would be biased in favor of defendants. ∎ The panel could decrease the costs of defensive medicine. ∎ Plaintiffs would have to pay court costs if they proceed without merit. ∎ The plan would be more extensive than current state requirements.


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