Medical and Specialty Societies

The American Medical Association website (www.ama-assn.org) is a superb resource for information on the current medical liability climate. There is a Medical Liability page that reviews current AMA policy on the subject, as well as links to updates on national and state legislative activities. Some of these links are designated as restricted to AMA members.

Many specialty societies have web-based materials that provide support for members who are involved in the litigation process, some of which are available to non-members. Physicians should search their own specialty society website for such materials. The public section of many specialty society home pages also provides updates on professional liability related to the specific specialty society. Examples include: