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Barking up the wrong tree

Medical liability accounts for only 2.4% of all health care costs, yet medical malpractice reform is often hailed as a critical ingredient to reducing costs. Though capping non-economic damages—those that compensate patients for their pain, [...]

January 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

Protecting the Good Doctors

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined whether protecting doctors from unwarranted lawsuits could curb unnecessary health care costs, particularly in the emergency department where patients are high-risk and [...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Don’t Sue Me Bro

You walk into your doctor’s office with a headache. Like most people, before you made the appointment you did a quick Google search with your symptoms, and are now convinced you have a brain tumor—a meningioma maybe. WebMD says that [...]

December 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Crisis Becomes Opportunity

Image: Andrew Mason (Flickr / Creative Commons) Increased liability premiums, lax court requirements for evidence of fault, and the threat of insurers pulling out of the medical liability market culminated in France’s malpractice crisis. The [...]

April 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

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