Ariz. High Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Experts Law

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT) -- The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring plaintiffs' experts in medical malpractice suits to have the same medical specialty as the accused, ruling the law didn't deny due process and was therefore constitutional.

While the statute, A.R.S. 12-2604, had prevented plaintiff Robert Baker from using his first choice of standard of care expert in his malpractice suit, he had not been denied access to a reasonable alternative or otherwise prevented from bringing the suit, meaning he hadn't been denied his constitutional rights...
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