Saturday, April 16, 2005
One of our librarians, Ron Jones, recently sent me the following helpful websites that I wanted to pass along in case you didn't have them already marked:
State Medical Malpractice Tort Laws: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provides this 50-state chart on medical malpractice laws. For comparison purposes, it summarizes provisions on the statute of limitations, damage awards, pre-trial screening and arbitration, joint and several liability, expert witnesses, attorneys fees and patient compensation.
Not linked from the chart, but also potentially useful, is the NCSL Backgrounder on Medical Malpractice. It states NCSL policy on medical malpractice reform, provides background information, offers state map illustrations showing statutes of limitations, damage awards, joint and several liability and caps on attorneys fees, and links to additional resources.
I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend! [bm]