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Discovery & the Medical Peer Review Privilege

By on July 25, 2018
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In Massachusetts, strong public policy mandates the highest quality of care in our health care facilities and the prompt discipline of errant physicians. That public policy is represented in a strict regulatory scheme covering virtually all aspects of hospital operations. Integral to this scheme is “an effective process for self-scrutiny, manifest most prominently in the […]

New Rule for Medical Malpractice Tribunals in Massachusetts

By on November 9, 2017
New Rule for Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are often cumbersome and lengthy. The tribunal process alone can take as long as a year, and sometimes even more. In 2018, this will all change thanks to Superior Court Rule 73 recently approved by the Supreme Judicial Court. How Medical Malpractice Tribunals Work Today As discussed in the December 2015 issue […]

Medical malpractice claims are subject to statutes of limitations and repose in Massachusetts

By on April 15, 2017

Plaintiff loses appeal for injury-at-birth claim Sometimes after a lawsuit is commenced, facts will emerge through the discovery process identifying new claims or additional defendants. When that happens, under procedural rules, a Plaintiff can file a motion to amend the complaint and add facts, parties or causes of action. In Massachusetts, such amendments to the […]