Let’s take a stand together!

Oppose Huge Expansion in Medical Liability Awards

We need your help.

Earlier this year, Governor Hochul vetoed a bill passed by the legislature that would have greatly expanded damages awardable in wrongful death actions and dramatically increased liability insurance premiums. A new version of this bill (A.6698/S.6636) passed the Senate and Assembly and will be brought to the Governor’s desk.

Unfortunately, this legislation does not address the concerns raised by MSSNY and many other groups, as it would significantly increase the type of awardable damages in New York. One recent actuarial estimate indicated that passing legislation to include the awarding of non-economic damages could require a liability premium increase of nearly 40%, which translates to tens of thousands of dollars in new costs for physicians, making it impossible for many to stay in practice. These kinds of increases are untenable and could have negative consequences on patient access to care at community hospitals and physician offices, particularly as we continue to recover from the pandemic.

Let’s get the word out:

We’ve created a toolkit with important information and materials to help you express your opposition to the bill and the expansion of New York State’s wrongful death law.

Use the following items to amplify your voice, help raise awareness, and inspire social media conversation: Please link attached files!

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Reach out to Governor Hochul now.

For more information, visit the MSSNY Grassroots Action Center.


The bill could be sent to Governor Hochul at any time, giving her 10 days to sign or veto.

Please urge Governor Hochul to veto this bill!