Lawrenceville, NJ, June 9, 2015 – MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, has appointed Hon. Paul W. Armstrong, J.S.C. (Ret.) to the Editorial Board of MDAdvisor.
Paul W. Armstrong, MA, JD, LLM, is currently of counsel at Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. Judge Armstrong previously served for 15 years as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties in the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions. Judge Armstrong presided over many notable trials, including the case of State of New Jersey v. Charles Cullen, an infamous serial killer nurse who admitted to murdering hundreds of patients. Judge Armstrong served as Chairman of the statewide committee of drug court judges and was instrumental in the development of the drug court in both Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.
“We are pleased to welcome Judge Armstrong to the MDAdvisor Editorial Board,” stated Patricia A. Costante, Chairman & CEO of MDAdvantage. “His extensive background in healthcare law brings a unique perspective, and we all look forward to working with him.”
As an attorney, Armstrong successfully argued the right-to-die case of Karen Ann Quinlan, a decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court that revolutionized hospice care. He also argued another landmark case—that of car crash victim Nancy Beth Cruzan, before the U.S. Supreme Court—in which the right to die was recognized as protected by the Constitution.
“As a former Chairman of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission and the Governor’s Advisory Council on AIDS, Judge Armstrong is a pioneer of patients’ rights and an expert on bioethics,” stated MDAdvisor Editor-in-Chief Paul J. Hirsch, MD. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on important and controversial subjects, and we look forward to his guidance and his point of view as we continue to publish a journal that provides relevant and timely information on topics that matter to healthcare leaders.”
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