In 2011 Governor Cuomo and the Legislature established the New York State Medical Indemnity Fund. The fund was intended to provide for future health care costs associated with birth-related neurological injuries arising out of medical malpractice and to lower the cost of medical malpractice to the health care system.
While the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and consumer advocates fought bitterly against the fund, arguing that it would deprive the most vulnerable victims of medical negligence of proper care and compensation, the Medicaid Redesign Team included the fund as a key component of its proposals. The Academy, along with leading consumer advocates, warned lawmakers that the fund represented a slippery slope where the quality of care would continue to deteriorate for the unfortunate children consigned to the fund’s bureaucracy.
The NYS Department of Health is now proposing new regulations that would further hurt the most vulnerable victims of medical negligence. But you can help stop this ill-conceived plan by clicking HERE.
In April 20th, the Department of Health issued proposed new regulations for the fund. The regulations would result in:
Families facing great difficulty in modifying their homes to suit the needs of their child, even if these modifications have been approved by a court. The proposed regulations Read More→