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SECRECY, SETTLEMENTS, AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION

Eric Helland and Gia Lee

in Confidentiality, Transparency, and the U.S. Civil Justice System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199914333
eISBN:
9780199980185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914333.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an empirical analysis of the impact of secrecy in civil litigation on settlement values and subsequent claims. The analysis focuses on the disclosure of medical malpractice data ... More


An Increased Threat of Lawsuits and Higher Premiums: The Consequences

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents evidence on two of the five myths of medical malpractice listed in Chapter 1. It first addresses the myth that only “good” doctors are sued, showing that both high- and ... More


The Reality of Negligence Actions and the Need for Reform

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Chapter 10 discussed problems arising from the courts’ application of the principles of negligence law in actions arising from obstetric misadventures. Chapter 12 sought to provide some answers to ... More


Medical Malpractice and the Voices of Medicine

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents a picture of the ferment over medical liability and malpractice that colored the period throughout the ethnographic studies. The ways individual physicians and medical ... More


Introduction

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter first describes the approach used in the present book, which offers empirical evidence on medical malpractice in the United States. It then discusses medical malpractice and ... More


Legal Liability

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Even if the quality of care of a foreign facility were truly excellent, medical error is inevitable in some proportion of cases. Patients receiving care abroad will not experience the same likelihood ... More


Medical Malpractice Insurance and Insurance Regulation

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses three main questions. First, how well do markets for medical malpractice insurance function? Second, to the extent that there is a case for government intervention in these ... More


A Crisis of Competence

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses a crisis of competence which was precipitated by a malpractice suit and by gender and specialty conflicts. Although the details of this ethnographic account are particular to ... More


National Crises in Obstetrical Care: Competence and Risk Reexamined

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines national parallels to the local ethnography and the impact of the national crisis in malpractice and obstetrical care on the specialties of obstetrics and family medicine. The ... More


Why the Crises in Medical Malpractice?

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the “insurance cycle” or “underwriting cycle” that arises in the property-casualty insurance industry, of which medical malpractice insurance is part. Cycles in medical ... More


Juries and Health Courts

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines empirical evidence on jury behavior. It finds that “runaway juries” perhaps appear in a few highly publicized cases and more generally make good fiction, but do not apply to the ... More


The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Charles A. Erin and Suzanne Ost (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book analyses how the criminal justice system regulates health care practice, and to what extent it can and should be used as a tool to resolve ethical conflict in health care. For most of the ... More


Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. ... More


Patient Safety and Medical Malpractice

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows that despite all the national attention on the issue of medical errors, surprisingly little progress has been made in implementing error reduction systems. This is partly because ... More


An Ill-Suited and Inappropriate Union? Exploring the Relationship Between the Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Suzanne Ost and Charles A. Erin

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter addresses the wider picture of law's increased intervention in health care, before focusing upon the greater involvement of the criminal law in the medical arena and placing the ... More


Justice Has (Almost) Nothing to Do With It: Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform

David A. Hyman and Charles Silver

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0043
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the costs and contributions of the current legal framework for seeking justice to remedy medical malpractice. Patients injured by medical treatment or misdiagnosis can sue for ... More


Reinsurance

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses private markets for reinsurance and the rationale for and experience with government provision of such insurance. Volatility in reinsurance markets is one cause of cycles in ... More


Governments’ Responses to Medical Malpractice Crises—and Their Effects

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the states’ responses to the three medical malpractice crises that have occurred since 1970. It begins by clarifying the distinction between first-generation and ... More


Ceilings on Nonmonetary and Total Losses

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Some tort reforms in effect transfer money from injury victims and their attorneys to health care providers. Flat caps on damages, the overwhelming favorite of the lobbies for provider organizations, ... More


Elements of a Negligence Action in Obstetrics and Midwifery

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter focuses on the role of the law when antenatal or perinatal negligence has caused harm. This may occur in a number of situations. A woman may have suffered direct harm as a result of ... More


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