Legislative Alert – Trial Lawyer-Backed Legislation Dropped from Committee Agenda

Assembly Bill 673, sponsored by personal injury lawyer Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D, Queens) was removed from the Codes Committee agenda on March 1st, following an aggressive lobbying effort by LRANY and representatives of the medical and business communities.

The legislation seeks to change the civil practice law and rules to rename Independent Medical Examinations (IME) “Adversarial Medical Examinations.” The bill would also require that a plaintiff who receives an IME be informed of their right to have their lawyer and videographer present to record the examination.

The proposed legislation would effectively discourage physicians from conducting IME’s, frustrating a defendant’s ability to assess the validity of a lawsuit against them.

LRANY continues to actively oppose this legislation.

Write to your elected officials to stop this bill!

 

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