Jubilating is too strong a word. The OK decision was based on the peculiarities of the OK constitution and is not applicable in other states.
NY, where I practice, has a certificate of merit law for med mal cases (signed by attorney, not doctor), which is the majority of my practice. I have no problem with it since consultation with an expert should take place anyway before suit, if possible.
Disclosing the name of the doctor, however, is another matter altogether.
Okla. certificate-of-merit law, cont'd
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