Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Debate on medical malpractice reform (and tort reform in general)

On October 20, the Cato Institute published a study by economics professor at California State University, Northridge Shirley Svorny claiming that existing empirical evidence suggests that "medical malpractice awards do track actual damages" and that noneconomic damage caps and other "policies that reduce liability or shield physicians from oversight by carriers may harm consumers."  Evidently, Svorny's position is at odds with those who support tort reform and she has agreed to a debate on the issue.  The featured discussion is available here.

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