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2005 scorecard for med-mal reform

An astonishing thirty-one states passed bills changing medical-malpractice law in 2005; some reforms were minor, some were illusory, but the issue was clearly at the forefront of the legislative agenda, with every state except Idaho and Nebraska considering at least one bill. The National Conference of State Legislatures has a handy web-page purporting to track all of the legislative developments. I wouldn't call the page definitive; for example, it mistakenly says the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared noneconomic damages unconstitutional, rather than noneconomic damages caps.



Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

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