Falling litigation rates in the US: could Ireland adopt similar measures?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559029
Title:
Falling litigation rates in the US: could Ireland adopt similar measures?
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Citation:
Falling litigation rates in the US: could Ireland adopt similar measures. 2015, 108 (2):36 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559029
PubMed ID:
25803950
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Medical litigation has halved in the US over the last 10 years 1 . Rates of paid claims have decreased from 18.6 to 9.9 per 1000 physicians between 2002 and 2013. The median payment awards have reduced from $ 218,400 to $195,000 between 2007 and 2013. The consequence of this improved medico-legal environment is that the insurance premiums for doctors have lowered. In some states the premiums for obstetricians have reduced by as much as 36%. The 4 factors that appear to have effected this dramatic change in American malpractice rates areraising the barriers to bringing lawsuits, placing limitations on the sums awarded, the introduction of interim payments rather than lump sums, and â Safe Harbors
Keywords:
MEDICAL LAW; LITIGATION
MeSH:
Humans; Ireland; Liability, Legal; Malpractice; Physicians; United States
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T12:05:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T12:05:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationFalling litigation rates in the US: could Ireland adopt similar measures. 2015, 108 (2):36 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25803950en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559029en
dc.descriptionMedical litigation has halved in the US over the last 10 years 1 . Rates of paid claims have decreased from 18.6 to 9.9 per 1000 physicians between 2002 and 2013. The median payment awards have reduced from $ 218,400 to $195,000 between 2007 and 2013. The consequence of this improved medico-legal environment is that the insurance premiums for doctors have lowered. In some states the premiums for obstetricians have reduced by as much as 36%. The 4 factors that appear to have effected this dramatic change in American malpractice rates areraising the barriers to bringing lawsuits, placing limitations on the sums awarded, the introduction of interim payments rather than lump sums, and â Safe Harborsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectMEDICAL LAWen
dc.subjectLITIGATIONen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshLiability, Legalen
dc.subject.meshMalpracticeen
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen
dc.subject.meshUnited Statesen
dc.titleFalling litigation rates in the US: could Ireland adopt similar measures?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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