Malpractice Myth Exposed: Patients Fare Poorly in Court
An article in the May 8, 2007 Washington Post reveals the facts behind the myth of medical malpractice court cases as.
In reality, the article concludes, juries in medical malpractice cases tend to sympathize with the doctors being sued rather than the patients who are suing them.
The article cites a law professor, Philips G. Peters Jr., at the University of Missouri at Columbia, who came to this conclusion after analyzing three decades of research on the subject.
Peters is quoted as saying in the Michigan Law Review, "There is no empirical evidence to support the much-publicized notion that the tort system amounts to a lottery for injured plaintiffs, as President Bush and others have long maintained."
If anything, he adds, the system appears to be biased against them.
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