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SB 1255 Medical malpractice; expert witness certification, court may conduct an in camera review.

Introduced by: Ralph S. Northam | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Medical malpractice; expert witness certification; court review. Provides that in an action for medical malpractice or wrongful death premised on medical malpractice, the court, upon good cause shown, may conduct an in camera review of the opinion obtained by the plaintiff of an expert witness who certified that the defendant deviated from the applicable standard of care and the deviation was the proximate cause of the injuries claimed. Such a certification is required before any action for medical malpractice or wrongful death premised on medical malpractice may be instituted, except in cases where cause of the injuries claimed lies within the jury's common knowledge and experience. The bill was incorporated into SB 699.


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