Thursday, September 28, 2006

But What They Didn't Tell You: The Medical Malpractice Myth

The medical malpractice crisis. Tort reform. Frivolous suits. Runaway juries.

These are terms thrown around by politicians and talking heads. But what do they really mean? What is the truth behind the rhetoric?

Tom Baker, a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, is the author of an outstanding book The Medical Malpractice Myth. This is a must read for any policy maker, voter, doctor or patient. I would recommend it to insurance executives or defense lawyers, but they already know the truth behind the myth. The excerpt is a lengthy read, but it's very well-written.

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