Advocating for Patients and Physicians

IN FOCUS: DEFENDING PRINCIPLES IN COURT

Too often, voluntarily created and submitted reports meant to be used for analysis and prevention of adverse events are instead used as roadmaps for litigation. That was the message delivered in an amicus brief filed in a case involving the protection of peer-review reports from litigation discovery.

Fighting to protect patient-safety work from legal discovery

Too often, voluntarily created and submitted reports meant to be used for analysis and prevention of adverse events are instead used as roadmaps for litigation. That was the message delivered in an amicus brief filed in a case involving the protection of peer-review reports from litigation discovery.

AMA’s legal team helps protect medical liability reforms

The Litigation Center for the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies fights to keep in place vital state measures such as noneconomic damage caps.

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Misdiagnosis allegation not enough for negligence claim to go on

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If physicians face legal threat, AMA Litigation Center has their backs

Top court to decide: Should doctors be held to lay standard?

Is it OK to have 4-to-1 expert ratio in medical liability case?

U.S. Supreme Court case could limit physician referral power

Hospital incident reports at risk of discovery in Illinois

Pregnant women deserve to get the whole truth on their options

Florida case puts medical staff self-governance under fire

Without a meaningful care plan in place, those released from detention centers are “at risk of serious harm, including risk of death.”

Immigration detainees have right to discharge plan

Pennsylvania physicians could face more medical negligence cases

Do students have right to use bathroom matching gender ID?

Travel ban threatens to worsen access to care

The AMA says the tax helps lower obesity rates and that ruling against it could also jeopardize nontax initiatives to improve the public’s health.

Pennsylvania’s highest court to determine sugary-drink tax’s fate