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"Albany takes a look at medical malpractice"

Gale Scott, Crain's: "One proposal -- not yet in the form of a bill -- would limit the number of suits by tightening New York's lawyer-friendly 'comparative negligence' rules to match those of most other states." The idea would be to bar suits in cases where physicians' negligence was a less important cause of the injury than the negligence of others. According to figures supplied by lawyer/insurance executive Eric Poe, New York had the nation's second-highest rate of malpractice claims at 23 per 1,000 physicians in 2003, following only Florida at 28 per 1,000. (via Andy Barovick).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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