On Monday, October 30th, the Franklin Circuit Court struck down Kentucky’s new medical review panels law as unconstitutional. These panels were created through the passage of Senate Bill 4 during the 2017 legislative session. They were successfully challenged in the case of Claycomb v. Cabinet for Health and Family Services on the basis that they hinder access to the court system by requiring the review panel process to take place before suit can be filed. The court permanently enjoined the Cabinet from enforcing any part of the new law, but an appeal is likely to follow.
McBrayer attorneys Kathryn Eckert and Amber Knouff were recently featured in M.D. Update discussing the impact of medical review panels. Read the article here.