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RE: Medical Liability Tort Reform: A Neurosurgeon’s Perspective. The Author Replies

The old saying goes that if the flak gets heavy, you know you must be over the target! The heated responses of both Drs. Dunsker and Carmel to my article suggest we have actually scored a bull’s eye and hit the target. Perhaps, tort reform itself will finally come into the cross hairs of enactment …

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Medical Liability Tort Reform — A Neurosurgeon’s Perspective

While both the Patients’ Bill of Rights legislation, allowing patients to sue HMOs in state court for unlimited damages, and tort reform, providing physicians judicial relief in medical liability, have stalled in the 107th Congress this year — these intertwined problems of health care litigation will not disappear for long from the political landscape. You …

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The AMA, Medical Liability Tort Reform, and HMO Lawsuits

With the definite resurgence of the medical liability crisis, a recapitulation of the AMA’s campaign for the implementation of tort reform in the last several years is in order to better understand where we have been and where we are headed in our struggle for meaningful and substantive medical liability (“malpractice”) tort reform. In fact, …

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Public Policy by Lawsuits: U.S. Neurosurgeons Are Not Safe

In the Fall 2001 issue of the AANS Bulletin, “A Profession at Risk—The Medical Liability Crisis,” the editors brought forth the momentous issue of spiraling medical liability for neurosurgeons. Indeed, neurosurgery has been a profession at risk for quite some time, and many American neurosurgeons are quitting early rather than becoming grist for the trial …

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Doctors and the Law by Hon. Hiller B. Zobel and Stephen N. Rous, MD

This book is a thinly-veiled attempt to defend the status quo of litigation-on-demand — “better the devil you know than the one you don’t.” Essentially, it advises physicians to accept the system and conform to the rigors of legal imposition when caught in the net of a medical lawsuit. It defends contingency fees, the system …

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