Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Kentucky Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case challenging med mal panel review procedure
As reported in the TortsProf blog: Last year, Kentucky enacted a law requiring medical malpractice claimants to go through a panel procedure (review by health care professionals) prior to obtaining a jury trial. The process consumes nine months and the outcome is admissible, but not binding, at the subsequent trial. Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of the law. Plaintiffs claim the law obstructs the right to a jury trial, in violation of the state constitution. The Courier Journal has the story.