Like rabbits, the Times columnist's factoids (earlier coverage here, here, here and here) must be chased individually to their little holes: MedPundit (Jun. 29) has a letter from a Missouri physician concerning the supposed drop in medical malpractice payouts there as announced by the state's Department of Insurance. The Missouri State Medical Society website has a response to a tendentious press release issued by the state insurance department in Dec. 2003 concerning its annual report on malpractice insurance for the year 2002, but doesn't seem to have posted a reply to the April report yet.
Herbert on Missouri med-mal
- No relationship between million-dollar-plus medmal payouts and prior record
- What the Gosnell case tells us about medical malpractice efficacy
- Suing doctors and drug companies for addiction to pain medication?
- Epstein on providing for the poor
- "Supreme Court case involves medical malpractice awards, Medicaid"
- Does medical malpractice liability lead to better quality health care?
- Missouri Supreme Court strikes down noneconomic damage caps in med mal cases
- Medical malpractice reform in New Hampshire
- Post-tort-reform Texas doctor supply
- Making the case for federal tort reform
- Medical malpractice reform passes House
- Federal constitutional challenge to Texas tort reform rejected
- HR 5
- A separate thought on Farber-White and medical malpractice
- A shocking concession by Svorny on medical malpractice caps