Apr 8, 2011

Vermont House Health Care Bill Includes Closer Look at Med Mal Reform

The Addison County Independent reporting on groundbreaking legislation passed by Vermont House for a single-payer health care system mentions that house bill 202 will also "examine reforms to Vermont’s medical malpractice system..." See the full article: House OKs health care bill with local support.

Apr 1, 2011

Vermont Medical Liability/Malpractice Laws

The National Conference of State Legislatures website summarizes the medical liability and malpractice laws by state. The chart is updated as of September 2010. It documents:
  • Damage Award Limits or Cap
  • Statute of Limitation
  • Joint and Several Liability
  • Limits on Attorney Fees
  • Periodic Payments
  • Patient Compensasion or Injury Fund
  • Doctor Apologies/Sympathetic Gestures
  • Pre-trial Alternative Dispute Resolution and Screening Panels
  • Affidavit or Certificate of Merit
  • Expert Witness Standards
  • Medical or Peer Review Panels
Click here to view Vermont's Medical Liability and Malpractice Laws.