The Medical Malpractice Myth

Tom Baker

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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 occurring, the amount of malpractice verdicts, the frivolous nature of these claims, doctors fleeing states without caps.

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

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 legal system. Use it to arm yourself with the facts to fight tort reform, or jury bias, and as an enclosure for any campaign to fight tort reform.

Tom Baker

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Hardcover: 214 pages; 1st edition (2007); ISBN: 978-0226036489
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  1. The Medical Malpractice Myth
  2. An Epidemic of Medical Malpractice, Not Malpractice Lawsuits
  3. An Insurance Crisis, Not a Tort Crisis
  4. The Malpractice Insurance Companies' Secret
  5. Why We Need Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
  6. The Goods on Defensive Medicine
  7. Dr. Bill May Be Gone, But Dr. Jane Is Here to See You
  8. Evidence-Based Medical Liability Reform
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Notes
  11. References
  12. Index

What Legal Leaders Are Saying

The best attempt to synthesize the academic literature on medical malpractice is Tom Baker’s The Medical Malpractice Myth, published in 2005. Baker, a law professor at the University of Connecticut who studies insurance, argues that the hype about medical malpractice suits is urban legend mixed with the occasional true story, supported by selective references to academic studies.

—, July 11, 2006
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