Unintended Consequences of Medical Indemnity Fund

, New York Law Journal


Rosary A. Morelli, a partner at Morelli, Gerrard & Lassalle, and Matthew E. Kelly, an associate in the firm, write: Although the Medical Indemnity Fund has had the intended effect of reducing the amount of cash paid by hospitals with obstetrical units through settlement or trial, some unintended consequences have come to light in cases where one or more defendants settle, but other defendants choose to go to trial.

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