"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 One sixth of America�s physicians report a claim every year (The Doctors Company, unpublished data, 2002).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 The average neurosurgeon reports a claim every other year (The Doctors Company, unpublished data, 2002).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"
- 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
- 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!