Louisiana Medical Malpractice Liability for State Services Act – Costs of the Medical Review Panel

The costs of the state medical review panel are to be paid by the party in whose favor the panel opines. If the panel finds a material issue of fact, the costs of the panel are split among the parties. 40:1299.39.1(I)(5). If the claimant proceeds to file suit despite a unanimous panel opinion in favor of the defendant state health care providers, the claimant must post a cash or surety bond, approved by the court, in the amount of all costs of the state medical review panel. 40:1299.39.1(I)(3)(b).