The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

The Medical Malpractice Myth

If you face tort reform, or non-economic caps in your state, you need “The Medical Malpractice Myth.” Author Tom Baker, widely recognized as a leading expert on insurance law, dispels myths regarding: 

  • the amount of malpractice litigation occurring; 
  • the amount of malpractice verdicts; 
  • the frivolous nature of these claims; and 
  • doctors fleeing states without caps.

In addition Baker provides scientific and statistical evidence of a serious medical negligence epidemic in the United States, as well as evidence that tort reform hurts patient safety.

Chapters in “The Medical Malpractice Myth” include:

  • The Medical Malpractice Myth
  • An Epidemic of Medical Malpractice, Not Malpractice Lawsuits
  • An Insurance Crisis, Not a Tort Crisis
  • The Malpractice Insurance Companies' Secret
  • Why We Need Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
  • The Goods on Defensive Medicine
  • Dr. A May Be Gone, But Dr. B Is Here to See You
  • Evidence-Based Medical Liability Reform

The evidence is so compelling that the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has admitted “Baker deftly counters the ‘malpractice myth.’ It will be difficult for anyone who reads the book to join uncritically the tort reformers parade.”

Trial Guides brings you this important book at a critical time for our nation´s medical and legal systems. Use it to arm yourself with the facts to fight tort reform, or jury bias.

For more resources on handling medical malpractice cases, see Trial Guides Medical Malpractice Discover Page.

Tom Baker is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and is a professor at Penn Law School. Baker is a highly regarded insurance expert, a leading scholar of insurance law and policy, and a devoted law teacher. Baker is the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance and a co-founder of Picwell, a health data analytics company that provides advanced decision support tools to health insurance exchanges, insurers, and employers.