Monday, February 28, 2011

Comment on why we should not be so quick to believe that fear of malpractice litigation results in "defensive medicine"

The Boston Personal Injury Blog has posted a short comment on a recent essay in Time co-authored by Drs. Jesse Pines and Zachary Meisel which explains, contrary to tort reform rhetoric, that there are lots of reasons why doctors order unnecessary tests and procedures, quite apart from any fears of being sued. Go here for more. I have posted a lot recently on medical malpractice issues, particularly since the President's misguided comments on the subject during his state of the union address last month, including my comments on a bill currently under review by Congress. For more on the subject go here and scroll down (then you can read in chronological order scrolling up.) For my comments on the bill go here.

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