Vol. 10, No. 3, November 2007

Medical Malpractice

[Updated 7/09/12]

 

The 'Lectric Law Library Lawcopedia's Law and Medicine Malpractice Topic Area

This site has a variety of practical information and news about medical malpractice litigation, standards of care, expert medical consultants and witnesses, etc. This page covers issues such as what is a strong medical malpractice case and tips in using medical experts. There is also a link to an Expert Witness & Consultant's Reading Room with links to relevant articles and cases.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

This official web site of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine provides Massachusetts Board Regulations, as well as media publications, press releases, and Disciplinary Actions Lists. There is also a search engine to search physician profiles, including professional history, education, certifications, awards, and any malpractice history or disciplinary action taken (in the last ten years) against the doctor. A separate listing includes all disciplinary actions taken by the board from 1999 to the present.

McCullough, Campbell & Lane Summary of Medical Malpractice Law

McCullough, Campbell & Lane publishes a summary of U.S. medical malpractice law useful in analyzing medical malpractice risks in the U.S. The summary breaks down each state's medical malpractice law into subtopics, such as: statute of limitations, contributory or comparative negligence, joint and several liability, statutory caps on attorneys' fees, damage caps, and expert testimony. While this entire summary of law was revised in 1998, some states have been revised more recently, including Connecticut in 2007. Although it is a useful starting place, it is necessary to update most of the information provided.

State Law Summaries

This Findlaw page provides a brief synopsis of new medical malpractice statutes, state by state. It includes changes to the law, the year of passage, and the bill number of the statute.

Scirus

This science-oriented search engine allows users to search for high-quality scientific and medical information available on the web; it filters out non-scientific results. It accesses web pages as well as archives, technical reports, and articles that other search engines may miss. The advanced search allows users to specify subject areas, including both Medicine and Law, and restrict the type of results that are returned.