Restatement of the Law Third,

Torts: Medical Malpractice

This project is part of ALI’s ongoing revision of the Restatement Second of Torts. Portions of the Restatement Second have been superseded by the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, and Liability for Economic Harm.
This Restatement addresses medical liability.
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At the 2024 Annual Meeting, the membership voted to approve Tentative Draft No. 2, marking the completion of the drafting process. The Reporters will prepare the final text.

Because of time constraints, the draft for the 2023 Annual Meeting was not discussed.

At the 2022 Annual Meeting, the membership voted to approve §§ 1-3, which were included in Tentative Draft No. 1 of Torts: Miscellaneous Provisions.

The Council approved the initiation of this project in January 2019. It was initially part of the Torts: Miscellaneous Provisions project, but was produced separately beginning with the Tentative Draft for the 2023 Annual Meeting.

All draft approvals are subject to the discussion at the meeting and usual editorial prerogative.

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