New Jersey Assemblywoman Pushing Medical Malpractice Reforms

Side note: A bill is being sponsored in New Jersey to help bring that state’s medical malpractice system under control. Hopefully, the bill would also help to reverse the increasingly problematic doctor-to-patient ratio in the state. According to the bill’s sponsor, the current gap between doctors and patients is 12%, and 60% of doctors trained in the state go on to practice medicine elsewhere.

The situation is even worse for specialists. OB/GYNs, particularly, face some of the highest medical malpractice insurance rates in the country. Many New Jersey-OB/GYNs have decreased the number of patients they see, or stopped seeing higher-risk patients, because of the fear of medical malpractice lawsuits. This bill, if passed, may help to alleviate some of these problems and make New Jersey a more positive place to practice medicine.

Press release, via Newsroom New Jersey

Marcus Rayner, executive director of the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13), a co-sponsor of the bill representing Monmouth County, released the following statement following last week’s Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee hearing, which posted A-1982 for discussion only:

Read the full story at the NewJerseyNewsRoom.com’s website

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