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Peer-Review Privilege Should Protect Resident Physicians Too

In a court case that is deeply concerning to physicians and hospitals, an Ohio appellate court ruled that the state’s peer-review privilege law didn’t protect a resident physician’s file from discovery in a civil lawsuit. It appears to be the first time an Ohio court...

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Insurers Pause to Take Pulse of Medical AI

  Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies may help reduce medical errors and improve patient outcomes, but their use in health care raises liability concerns and questions around medical malpractice risks. Insurers are not yet restricting...

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NM Rural Hospitals Struggling to Find Insurance Coverage

Aug. 26—Because New Mexico is considered a plaintiff-friendly state with high payouts from medical malpractice lawsuits, rural hospital officials say they are struggling to find insurance coverage. One of the many hospitals across the state that is dealing with this...

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Tort Reform Fight Returning to General Assembly

  ATLANTA — After years on the back burner in the General Assembly, tort reform promises to be front and center when Georgia lawmakers convene in January for the 2024 legislative session. Gov. Brian Kemp signaled his intention to push for changes in the state’s civil...

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