January 1, 2003
The United States Senate killed by inaction a malpractice reform bill approved by the House of Representatives.
July 20, 2006
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," as Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote. But what about foolish inconsistencies?
March 1, 2005
Using a comprehensive database of closed claims maintained by the Texas Department of Insurance since 1988, this study provides evidence on a range of issues involving medical malpractice litigation, including claim frequency, payout frequency, payment
June 25, 2004
The Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society
A Luncheon Address by
The Medical Malpractice Crisis:
An Overview of a National Health Care
Phenomenon that Threatens the Practice of Medicine
April 1, 2003
Senior citizens know all too well that doctors are fleeing from the medical profession.
January 1, 2004
In this policy paper, the author takes aim at tort law. He asserts that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charges that the tort system is wrecking our economy.
January 1, 2002
Skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums are wreaking havoc in communities throughout the United States.
January 1, 2002
Medical Malpractice Payments
for Individual Physicians, 2000
State Median* Total Rank
Alabama $200,000 $34,839,809 24
Alaska 100,000 3,244,459 51
Arizona 150,000 68,920,361 15
Arkansas 91,880 15,220,747 42
November 1, 1999
Patient protection. Public opinion supports it and politicians claim to be its champion. Now both houses of Congress have passed different bills to advance the noble-sounding cause. Many are already celebrating their expectant victory.
October 23, 1999
in this document, the authors address medical malpractice.
May 8, 2000
In summary, President Clinton and other politicians have greeted the releases of a report on deaths causedby medical errors with calls for greater government oversight of doctors and hospitals.
April 9, 1994
In this summary, Mary Spear writes that she is concerned about the adverse impact of tort laws on our medical practices and health care costs, has developed this issue brief to explore the impact of the current legal system on America’s health care and
May 10, 2006
In this paper from the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, the authors write that doctors’ medical malpractice liability insurance premiums are at an all-time high.
April 24, 2006
Congress is scheduled to revisit medical-malpractice reform again this May. Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR), however, has announed that the medical liability crisis is "over," in an attempt to short-circuit the upcoming debate.
April 16, 2004
It is not surprising that plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys Philip H. Corboy and Robert J.
June 1, 2003
This article in Consumers' Research notes that doctors are quitting and hospitals are cutting services because the liability insurance is too expensive. Doctors in particular cannot afford the liability insurence.
November 26, 2019
Long hours, a bureaucratic morass, and the constant threat of medical malpractice lawsuits are taking an increasingly alarming toll on the nation’s doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and putting patients at risk,
October 1, 2009
The High Costs of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine:• The direct cost of medical-malpractice litigation is $30.
May 31, 2016
A new bill passed by the Florida legislature, and expected to be signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, would place significant guidelines on the use of expert witnesses in malpractice cases in the state.