Medical Malpractice Claims Follow-Up

Earlier today I discussed a new New England Journal of Medicine Study on medical malpractice. The Chicago Injury Law Blog mentioned in its blog today a new book written by a Connecticut law professor that concludes that the “the real problem is too much medical malpractice, not too much litigation.” Professor Tom Baker’s “The Medical Malpractice Myth” relies primarily on medical journals to refute the contention that plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyers are the force behind the increase in medical costs. Professor Baker’s study also concluded that tort reform has had a detrimental impact on overall patient safety.

I have not read the book, but the reported conclusions are consistent with the New England Journal of Medicine article I discussed earlier today.

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