Bill Sponsors: NY A04897 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly

Bill Title: Enacts the "medical liability reform act"; requires attorney for plaintiff in a medical, dental or podiatric malpractice case to include with the certificate of merit, an affidavit of an appropriate medical professional licensed in this state stating that there is a reasonable basis for such malpractice action; failure to file will result in dismissal; modifies limited liability of persons jointly liable; limits noneconomic damages in such causes of action to $250,000; requires enhanced and comprehensive disclosure of expert witnesses to be used by any party in medical, dental and podiatric malpractice cases.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-01-08 - referred to judiciary [A04897 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


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Assemblymember Philip Palmesano [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-132FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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