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7.14.2006

Medical Malpractice Reform Adds Additional Mandatory Requirements to Plaintiffs, Defendants and Counsel

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Pursuant to legislation enacted in the last legislative session (effective June 7, 2006), potential claimants in any civil action against a health care provider for personal injuries based upon alleged professional negligence face more stringent filing requirements, which could help curb baseless claims. RCW 7.70 et seq (regarding actions for injuries arising from health care), which was amended by this new law, includes nursing homes in its definition of a health care provider, and many of the new provisions of this law will affect personal injury/wrongful death cases filed against nursing homes. View full article (PDF).