The New York State Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees are scheduled tomorrow to take up a bill that would expand the categories of damages which a plaintiff may recover in a lawsuit for alleged wrongful death. LRANY strongly opposes this bill and urges interested parties to contact their legislators to urge them to vote no on S4006/A5612. An actuarial analysis of the proposed legislation estimates that, if enacted, the bill could increase liability premiums by $2.2 billion annually. Medical liability premiums, which for some practice areas are already higher in New York than anywhere else in the nation, are estimated to increase by 47% as a direct result of this legislation.
Please use the form to the right to contact your legislator today to oppose S4006/A5612!