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Senate passes bill making it harder to sue ER personnel (access required)

Sen. Carolyn Allen is sponsor of S1032. A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Janet Napolitano last year. Photo by Bill CoatesThe Senate today passed a bill aimed at making it more difficult for patients to successfully sue emergency-room personnel for medical malpractice. Senators voted along partisan lines, with Republicans leading the charge to require ...

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