Exam Type: No Exam
This seminar will address the liability of physicians, institutions and other medical providers stemming from patient injuries caused by these providers. Our medical liability discussions will span both doctrine and policy. We will discuss evidence bearing on how well the system is doing in achieving two of its stated objectives (though not its only objectives): deterrence and compensation. More broadly, we will discuss how medical liability rules impact the three pillars of health care policy: health care quality, access and costs. Particular attention will be paid to debates surrounding reforms (past, present and future) to the U.S. medical liability system.