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Judge rules new law on medical review panels unconstitutional

10/31/2017 12:15 PM

A judge has struck down the state’s recently enacted law authorizing medical review panels, saying the statute is unconstitutional and presents “an expensive and unnecessary obstacle” for those seeking relief in medical malpractice lawsuits. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Monday in a lawsuit filed in June by Tonya Claycomb, a mother who says her newborn son suffers from severe brain damage and cerebral palsy due to malpractice. The General Assembly enacted medical review panels during this year’s legislative session,... Read more 

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