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High-low agreements



The American Academy of Family Physicians offers a primer on how these can work to reduce uncertainty in med-mal litigation. One disincentive for entering into them: "a 'winning' defendant physician suffers the career-long consequences of disclosure to the National Practitioner Data Bank," since a payment is made to the plaintiff despite the jury's finding of no liability (via Kevin Pho).

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.