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Chapter Joins Forces with MSSNY and Specialty Societies to Urge Governor to Veto Wrongful Death Lawsuit Expansion Bill

July 29, 2022 11:08 AM | Anonymous

The Chapter, along with MSSNY and 14 Specialty Societies, sent a letter urging the Governor to veto the wrongful death lawsuit expansion bill:

“Our respective associations, which together represent tens of thousands of physicians across the state of New York providing care to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year, urge you to recommend a veto of the above-referenced legislation that would exponentially expand damages and lawsuits for ‘wrongful death’ by including compensation for grief or anguish. The explosive increase in liability costs that expansions like this bill would necessitate would cause significant damage to our healthcare safety net, driving physicians out of state, and exacerbate the already challenging patient access to care issues we face."

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