Court Returns to Time-Honored Topic Of Proximate Cause in Med-Mal


By William A. Krais & Pamela R. Kaplan

During the past year, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued relatively few decisions addressing torts and personal injury issues. Those few decisions, however, returned to such time-honored topics as proximate cause in medical malpractice cases, the extent of the duty owed under the Tort Claims Act and the definition of pecuniary damages under the Wrongful Death Act. Additional tort cases were argued this spring, with decisions expected soon.

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