Physician Rips Strict Liability For Abortions In 5th Circ.

Law360, Washington (July 20, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal court's decision that found statutes placing additional malpractice liability on physicians who administer abortions are unconstitutional and discriminates against providers and those seeking abortion services should be upheld, a physician told the Fifth Circuit on Thursday.

The doctor — identified only as K.P. — the Hope Medical Group for Women and its medical director, D.B., sued members of the Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund Oversight Board in 2007, claiming they violated her constitutional rights by refusing to convene a medical review panel after she...
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