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A04381 Summary:

BILL NO    A04381 


SPONSOR    Schimminger (MS)

COSPNSR    Magee, Reilly, Tobacco, Kolb, Rivera P

MLTSPNSR   Barclay, Castelli, Crouch, Galef, Hawley, Miller D, Miller J,

Amd SS3012-a, 1600, 1601 & 3101, add Art 50-C SS5051 & 5052, rpld S3101 sub (d)
1 sub (ii), CPLR

Enacts the "medical liability reform act"; requires attorney for plaintiff in a
medical, dental or podiatric malpractice case to include with the certificate
of merit, an affidavit of an appropriate medical professional licensed in this
state stating that there is a reasonable basis for such malpractice action;
failure to file will result in dismissal; modifies limited liability of persons
jointly liable; limits noneconomic damages in such causes of action to
$250,000; requires enhanced and comprehensive disclosure of expert witnesses to
be used by any party in medical, dental and podiatric malpractice cases.
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