Retooling medical professional liability

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By Chad C. Karls | 01 September 2009

The nationwide healthcare reform discussion may offer an opportunity to revisit the way the US adjudicates claims of medical negligence. The current medical professional liability (MPL) environment is both adversarial and wasteful, and often does not help those who have suffered from negligence.

This paper looks at the current environment, calculates where American MPL dollars are spent, and identifies several ways to mend the way we handle medical professional liability.