Friday, February 12, 2016
Maryland legislature to consider bill that would eliminate trial by jury in malpractice cases that result in injury to newborns
According to the PopTort, Maryland, hospitals are pushing a bill that targets catastrophically-injured newborns. The legislation – which is the subject of Maryland legislative hearings later this week – would abolish access to the jury system regardless of the extent of the hospital’s misconduct or the severity of the child’s injury. To be compensated, parents would be forced to go to a state fund. Go here for more details.