How the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017 May Cost You

medical malpractice lawyer New YorkA proposed medical malpractice reform may soon put patients’ health care at risk. H.R. 1215, the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017, would place a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases for anyone who has health care coverage under a federal program, subsidy, or tax benefit. This includes those who are covered under the Affordable Care Act, service member and veteran health plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. The federal reform will supersede any state law regarding claims of non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, including joint and several liability. The proposed reform may … Read the rest