Summary: H.R.1625 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1625. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/01/1993)

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform Act of 1993 - Requires any medical malpractice liability claim to be brought within two years following the time when the alleged injury should have reasonably been discovered, but in no event may the action be brought later than four years after the alleged injury occurred.

Prohibits any medical malpractice liability action from being brought in any State court unless there has been an initial resolution under an alternative dispute resolution system. Requires a pre-trial settlement conference, before the trial of any medical malpractice liability action, where each party must present a settlement offer.

Sets limits on damages and attorney's fees.

Provides a defendant charged with negligence a complete defense if the appropriate practice guideline was followed.

Amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to set aside funds for practice guidelines.

Sets forth requirements for alternative dispute resolution systems.