"Though frequency has changed little over the past few years, it has stabilized at extraordinarily high levels. On any given day, there are more than 120,000 malpractice actions pending against the physicians of the United States. One sixth of America�s physicians report a claim every year (The Doctors Company, unpublished data, 2002). For highrisk specialties, the numbers are even larger. The average neurosurgeon reports a claim every other year (The Doctors Company, unpublished data, 2002). Expressed differently, 50% of America�s neurosurgeons are sued every year." Dr. Richard Anderson of the Doctor's Company in California (more of his writing) has a fact-filled piece on the medical malpractice crisis in the Jun. 14 Archives of Internal Medicine (PDF).
"Defending the Practice of Medicine"
- Medical malpractice reform passes House
- HR 5
- A separate thought on Farber-White and medical malpractice
- A shocking concession by Svorny on medical malpractice caps
- Spirited med-mal debate complete!
- Marie Gryphon cited for work on loser pays
- New Featured Discussion: MI and Cato scholars debate med-mal
- Arafiles update
- Liability for thee, but not for me
- Texas tort reform could be a 2012 issue
- Illusory medical malpractice reform in New York
- Around the web, June 5
- Somin on federalism and tort reform
- Hearing: Can We Sue Our Way Into Prosperity?
- The constitutionality of HR 5
Center for Legal Policy at the