W.Va. Supreme Court says no to physician's lawsuit
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 18, 2004
The West Virginia Supreme Court in September said it wouldn't hear Clarksburg ob-gyn Julie K. McCammon, MD's, appeal to have her case against the state's trial lawyers group and its president reinstated.
A lower court threw out the lawsuit Dr. McCammon filed against the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn. and William L. Frame. The complaint alleged that trial lawyers filed frivolous, nonmeritorious and malicious lawsuits against doctors that led to "unwarranted and stifling" increases in liability insurance premiums. It asked for damages for economic losses, professional limitations, emotional distress and mental anguish.
Dr. McCammon plans to appeal her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/10/18/prbf1018.htm.