Tort Reform : House Bill 7. This bill helps physicians’ malpractice legal environment, with several changes. Two examples include:

  • Reducing the universal naming in a lawsuit of all providers involved with a patient by requiring of "an affidavit of merit" for each defendant that is named by the plaintiff

  • Not allowing expressions of sympathy, empathy or apologies for an undesired health outcome to be used against a physician in a malpractice suit.