Citing New Jersey's ‘doctor drain' and a recent court ruling, proponents lobby hard for legislation to limit lawsuits.
Plaintiffs' attorneys are able to use experts from "outside the field" to testify against doctors in malpractice suits.
The state Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether drunken drivers injured in accidents they cause can sue the liquor establishments that served them.
State insurance law bars them from bringing personal injury claims against other drivers, but the Court has never ruled on whether that statute takes precedence over the dram shop act, which makes liquor establishments liable for serving visibly intoxicated patrons.
In recent months, school funding has been hotly debated by many sides. And the most infamous school litigation of the past two decades, Abbott vs. Burke, is routinely invoked as a major cost driver in education. Whether or not you support the New Jersey Supreme Court's decisions, which required equalized funding between the state's richest and poorest school districts, most of us acknowledge that school districts must look for ways to cut waste from their budgets.
What's often overlooked is the cumulative effect non-Abbott litigation has on school budgets.
Legislation pending in New Jersey would limit the amount a losing party would have to post as a bond for its appeal to $50 million.
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For many aspiring medical students at New Jersey’s institutions, the dream of practicing specialized medicine faces significant financial hurdles. In addition to a high cost of living and student loans, young doctors must also be prepared to absorb the cost of malpractice insurance premiums. And specialties which carry the highest premiums tend to disproportionately impact women, as New Jersey’s OBGYNs face some of the highest rates in the nation. NJLRA spoke to one such casualty of the system a few months back, a medical student who had invested well over one hundred thousand dollars into his education and had lived in New Jersey his entire life. He sadly realized that he would not be able to afford to practice obstetrics – his lifelong dream – unless he did so in another state with lower premiums.
(TRENTON) – The co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral Women’s Legislative Caucus today issued the following statement after more than three hours of illuminating testimony into the growing lack of access to women’s healthcare services and the possible contributing factors:
“The information we found out today was disturbing, enlightening, and most importantly, a call to action. Within the next 10 years, New Jersey will be facing an alarming shortage of physicians, particularly in fields such as obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics, which disproportionately impact women and their families.