Friday, February 5, 2010

Supreme Court decisions impacting health law and "healthy" appetizers of things to come

Supreme Court Strikes Down Caps on Med-Mal Awards

Supreme Court denies review of a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Decision, Wahi v. Charleston Area Medical Center. Denial of certiorari review of Wahi leaves standing a Fourth Circuit decision recognizing the strength of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA) immunity and peer review immunity under HCQIA and provides helpful guidance to hospital and medical staff. Fourth Circuit’s decision is one of the most important post-Poliner peer review decisions.

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