Republicans introduce bills to protect docs in med mal cases

There’s been a storm brewing in Lansing for months. On one front are senators who would like to create what critics say is immunity for doctors in medical malpractice cases. On the other front are legislators who want doctors who have committed medical malpractice to face tougher sanctions.

Yesterday afternoon, the first winds started to blow into town as four bills were introduced. The bills, Senate Bill 1115,   Senate Bill 1116, Senate Bill 1117, and Senate Bill 1118, would do a number of things, starting with limiting non-economic damages (and including the loss of household and other services in those non-economic damages).

“Talk about a Republican war on women. Who usually provides those household services?” said plaintiff’s attorney Marc Lipton.

The bills also would create a hard cap on damages, and protect physicians from litigation if the alleged malpractice was “the exercise of professional judgment. … [A] person exercises professional judgment if the person acts with a reasonable and good-faith belief that the person’s conduct is both well founded in medicine and in the best interests of the patient.”

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