New Downstate Arbitration Regions Announced
Under the new reform act, six downstate Arbitration regions have been announced. The new regions take effect January 1, 2012. We share our clients’ concerns that this change poses logistical difficulties to assemble witnesses at locations that may be far from the employee home and employee business.
Case Update – Fall 2011
This quarter’s case update focuses upon: (1) the amount of discovery allowable to a plaintiff prior to filing a 2-622 reviewing healthcare professional’s report; (2) whether infectious disease records are privileged under the Medical Studies Act; (3) whether a posthumous child is a next of kin so as to recover under the Wrongful Death Act; and (4) whether the failure of the written portion of a board examination is admissible against the defendant physician.