Albuquerque Journal: Overhaul of medical malpractice law debated

Albuquerque Journal
Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, answers questions on the Senate floor Tuesday. She is co-sponsor of a bill that would make changes to New Mexico’s medical malpractice law. (Eddie Moore/Journal) Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal


| March 2nd, 2021

SANTA FE – As the session enters its final weeks, New Mexico legislators are evaluating two starkly different proposals aimed at ensuring doctors can afford insurance for medical malpractice claims – while also protecting the rights of patients and families harmed by medical errors.

It’s a debate that’s brought to the Roundhouse powerful testimony by physicians, hospital executives, trial lawyers and New Mexicans who have lost loved ones to medical mistakes.

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