NJ Justices Skeptical Of Settlement Credit In Med Mal Case

By Bill Wichert (October 1, 2021, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court cast doubt Friday on whether a hospital and medical professionals could obtain an offsetting monetary credit in a wrongful death case based on a widower's related settlement with a restaurant where his late wife injured her ankle, suggesting it would conflict with the fault allocation system under the state's Comparative Negligence Act.

During a hearing held remotely in the widower's suit against Riverview Medical Center and related defendants, justices appeared skeptical of a defense bid to overturn a state appellate decision finding they were not entitled to a so-called pro tanto credit based on the plaintiff's...

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