Federal Tort Reform Of Med Malpractice Actions Is Likely

By H. Thomas Watson, Horvitz & Levy LLP | December 18, 2016, 8:05 PM EST

The inaugural edition of the Law360 Medical Malpractice section opened with an article entitled “Medical Malpractice Won’t Be Focus Of Trump Tort Reform.” That article suggested that, “[b]ecause the Affordable Care Act did not address medical malpractice reform, … it is unlikely Trump will try and carve out such relief when he revises or guts Obamacare since he won’t want to disturb the already extensive tort reform laws many states have in place.” There are some very good reasons to believe the contrary.

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