Mississippi Legislature
2002 Regular Session

Senate Bill 2577

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Title

Description: Medical professional liability; amend laws relating to.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 01/21 (S) Referred To Judiciary
2 02/05 (S) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective datePassage
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredMajority

Senate Committee:

Principal Author: Kirby

Additional Author: Hewes

Code Sections: A 011-0001-0059, A 011-0001-0061, A 011-0007-0013, A 085-0005-0007, A 013-0001-0021

Title: AN ACT RELATING TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY; TO CODIFY SECTION 11-1-58, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DECLARE LEGISLATIVE INTENT; TO AMEND SECTION 11-1-59, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO LIMIT DAMAGES IN MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 11-1-61, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE A VERIFIED WRITTEN STATEMENT BY A MEDICAL EXPERT TO BE FILED WITH THE COURT AT THE TIME THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION IS FILED; TO AMEND SECTION 11-7-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DAMAGE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN THIS ACT ARE APPLICABLE TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS BASED ON WRONGFUL DEATH; TO CODIFY SECTION 11-11-8, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ESTABLISH VENUE IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; TO CODIFY SECTION 11-49-6, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE FOR ATTORNEYS IN CONTINGENCY CASES SEEKING DAMAGES AGAINST A PHYSICIAN; TO AMEND SECTION 85-5-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT JUDGMENTS AGAINST PARTIES FOUND LIABLE IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS SHALL BE BASED ON PERCENTAGE OF FAULT AND NOT ON THE DOCTRINE OF JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-21, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 02/05/02 at 18:17.

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