The Legislative gazette recently posted a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Scott W. Hobson. The letter identifies the major issues faced by our medical liability system in New York and some simple steps we can take to fix it.
“The Legislative Gazette’s recent piece on extending the statute of limitations for medical liability lawsuits only told one side of the story. Not once in the entire article did the reporter interview or quote any of the myriad of organizations who oppose extending the statute of limitations. Not once did the reporter even reference any of the many reasons that dramatically extending the statute of limitations for medical liability lawsuits would be bad policy for New York.
By every measure, New York is facing a medical liability crisis. Our state spends more on medical liability insurance, per capita, than any other state by an astronomical margin.”