Posts tagged "Arizona"

Surgery Center of Peoria
Sep 21, 2021
Arizona Court Decisions Affirm Two Medical Professional Liability Reform Laws

The Arizona courts made two decisions in August 2021 affirming the constitutionality of medical professional liability tort reforms that require expert testimony and preclude statements of apology by healthcare providers from being used as evidence of liability. In Sampson v. Surgery Center of Peoria, LLC, the Supreme Court of Arizona held that “a jury in […]

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Jan 5, 2012
AZ Lawmaker Wants to Amend Constitution to Impose Damage Cap

side note: Conservative Arizona lawmakers are trying to remove obstacles that forbid the General Assembly from imposing caps on the amount of money recoverable for non-economic and punitive damages. Those obstacles are Article 2 sec. 31 and Article 18 sec. 6 of Arizona’s constitution, which specifically prohibit limiting recoverable damages. In short, the two articles […]

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Dec 23, 2009
Arizona toughens burden of proof in medical malpractice cases

side note: According to this article, the new Arizona law that makes it more difficult to sue for medical malpractice has been quite effective. Will it pass constitutional appeals? This has been a problem for States such as Illinois, Missouri and many others. An Arizona medical malpractice reform bill, which was signed into law […]

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Jul 16, 2009
At long last, Allen’s E.R. malpractice bill signed

side note: IT’S NOW HARDER TO SUE AN ER DOCTOR IN ARIZONA: The Arizona Governor signed a bill into law this week that raises the burden of proof for medical malpractice lawsuits against emergency room physicians. The bill raises the burden of proof for plaintiffs in malpractice suits against emergency room doctors from “preponderance of […]

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