Maryland to get liability coalition
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 12, 2004
A former Maryland insurance commissioner is heading up a new coalition to bring about legislative reforms that could help ease the medical liability insurance problems the state is experiencing. More reasonable economic damage awards in medical malpractice cases, more reasonable limits on noneconomic damages, a change in attorney contingency fees and structured settlements to reduce damage awards are among the reforms the newly formed Alliance to Preserve Access plans to call for.
Steven Larsen in December 2003 announced that he would head up the organization, which will be made up of physicians and other health professionals, insurers and business groups.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/01/12/prbf0112.htm.