The medical malpractice insurance "crisis" results not from out-of-control juries or overly-litigious plaintiffs and their attorneys, but rather is simply the result of epidemic levels of negligence among physicians. The myth that the liability system is to blame for high premiums facing doctors creates opportunities for insurance companies to restrict plaintiffs' access to courtrooms and to limit the amount of compensation they may receive after proving negligence. This article examines and debunks the leading myths regarding the so-called "crisis" and presents several suggestions that may improve the healthcare provided to patients nationwide.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Chessick, Kenneth C. and Robinson, Matthew D.
"Medical Negligence Litigation is Not the Problem,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 26:
3, Article 3.
Kenneth C. Chessick and Matthew D. Robinson, Medical Negligence Litigation is Not the Problem, 26 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 563 (2006).