Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Can health courts cure the malpractice system?

Considering the recent discussions about tort reform (and the fact that it's not included in the healthcare reform legislation) makes next month's article on health courts particularly interesting.

Health courts, based on the idea of workers' compensation courts, are becoming an increasingly popular idea for malpractice cases. They include experienced judges, neutral experts, reasonable awards, and a change in the standard of negligence.

Read the Physicians Practice story and comment here. Are health courts a good option for malpractice cases?

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