New York Launches Medical Malpractice Court

side note: New York is one of the states using funds designated by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act to set-up alternative resolution models for medical malpractice cases. One of the more popular ideas — a specific court for medical malpractice cases — was launched in the state on Sept. 1. It will be years before we know what kind of deflating affect the malpractice court might have on medical malpractice insurance premiums, but professionals in New York are hopeful that the measure will succeed.

by Matt Gurta

Five veteran Buffalo judges have been designated to handle local medical malpractice cases under an innovative judicial approach first used in the Bronx. The goal is for early judicial intervention to help streamline timetables and reduce the high costs routinely associated with resolving those cases.


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