Tenn. doctors shift focus on malpractice caps (March 26, 2010)
Tennessee doctors pushed for Congress to cap malpractice awards in the new national health care law, but the final bill included no such limits. The Memphis Daily News reports they now are turning their attention to the next General Assembly. The incoming president of the Tennessee Medical Association says the group will poll state legislative candidates about their position on malpractice caps and post responses on its web site. While the association argues that Tennessee is losing talented doctors to states that have malpractice caps, a number of those states are dealing with court challenges to the laws, making the legal landscape uncertain for lawyers and physicians alike.