Med Mal Litigation in New York: Time to Change the Status Quo

, New York Law Journal


In her inaugural Medical Malpractice Litigation column, Ann Pfau, Statewide Coordinating Judge of the New York Medical Malpractice Program, writes: In light of the increasing attention that recently has been focused on the rising costs of health care and the role played by medical malpractice litigation in those costs, and the fact that New York has a significant portion of this type of litigation, it seems appropriate to begin this series by taking a hard look at how the New York state courts are resolving these cases and whether we can do better.

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