Some 3,000 physicians rallied at 20 locations across New York state on Tuesday to protest high malpractice rates, the Medical Society of the State of New York reports.
The doctors were demonstrating in favor of a bill in the state Legislature that would cap noneconomic damages at $250,000, society spokesperson Tom Donahue says.
Donahue says the malpractice reforms are at risk of being overwhelmed by Gov. George Pataki's battle with the Legislature over the state budget. Lawmakers are due to adjourn for the year at the end of June, he says.