On August 6, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Health Care
Payment Reform Act -- legislation intended, in part, to reduce health care costs
and provide for "increased transparency, efficiency and innovation."
The Act contains significant changes with respect to medical malpractice
litigation, including new rules for filing and responding to medical malpractice
claims, an increase of the charitable immunity cap on damages, and interesting
rules regarding "apology and disclosure" by medical providers.
This CLE materials set illustrates the essential issues and
methods to avoid potential pitfalls associated with the new Act.
Medical malpractice professionals, including attorneys, in-house counsel and
insurers alike will benefit from these materials.
Panelists & Co-Chairs:
Kenneth R. Kohlberg, Esq.
Hamel Marcin Dunn Reardon & Shea, PC
Gregg J. Pasquale, Esq.
Pasquale & White