As states begin to reopen, risks to orthopaedic surgeons and the facilities where they work remain. People across the country are adjusting to a new normal, but these healthcare heroes and the facilities that employ them face a new normal of their own – a flood of medical liability lawsuits.
H.R. 7059, the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), and Lou Correa (D-CA) to protect pandemic responders from the serious threat of substantial medical liability lawsuits and to protect patient access to care. The bill would grant targeted, limited liability protections to pandemic responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.