Senate Insurance Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Malpractice Reform

November 30, 2009

Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair of the Committee on Insurance along with Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair of the Committee on Health and Senator Eric T. Schneiderman, Chair of the Committee on Codes will hold a hearing to explore the fundamental causes of high medical malpractice costs and potential solutions.
The hearing will also focus on promoting patient safety, the fair treatment of victims of medical malpractice, setting reasonable insurance costs for health providers and promoting a healthy marketplace for medical liability insurers.  Witnesses include prestigious members of the medical, insurance, trial law, business and public interest groups.
Senator Neil D. Breslin
Senator Thomas K. Duane
Senator Eric T. Schneiderman
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 10:00 A.M.
Hearing Room B
Legislative Office Building