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Expert Discusses Tort Reform beyond Medical Malpractice Caps

Tom Baker, a national expert on the impact of medical malpractice litigation on physician’s insurance costs, recently sat down with the Connecticut Tribune to discuss the recent health care reform debate. Several years ago, Baker studied the impact of medical malpractice litigation on health care-costs. He found that the vast majority of potential claimants recovered little or nothing in their medical malpractice suit. Baker discussed that medical malpractice reform isn’t always simply having caps on pain and suffering damages. He believes that one route is to make medical practice safer. This would not take away the litigant’s rights to recover in courts. Hopefully, the Obama administration will focus on patient safety and compensation. Baker believes that the best medical malpractice reform will come when the system is designed to make medical mistakes nearly impossible. To read more about the expert on medical malpractice, please click the link.