Kentucky medical malpractice panel News

Kentucky Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Med Mal Review Panels

After Ezra Claycomb was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy, his mother considered filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. But in 2017, Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a law requiring all such lawsuits first be reviewed by a panel of …

Kentucky Medical Malpractice Panel Backlogged by Hundreds of Claims

A Kentucky panel established to review medical malpractice claims before lawsuits can be filed is severely backlogged. The Courier Journal obtained records through the Kentucky Open Records act that show only 11 percent of 531 claims had been assigned in …

Kentucky Advances Legislation Aimed at Revising State’s Medical Malpractice System

Following up on a big change made last year to Kentucky’s medical malpractice system, state lawmakers are considering a measure that would further alter the process of pursuing lawsuits claiming medical error or neglect. The bill advanced by the Senate …

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Creating Medical Malpractice Panels

A panel of medical experts would review proposed medical malpractice claims against health care providers before they could be pursued in court under a bill the Kentucky Senate passed this week. The party-line vote in the Republican-led Senate followed a …