Frivolous malpractice lawsuits and excessive jury awards are not significantly adding to health care costs, says a prominent tort-reform critic in the following article that appeared in the New York Times on August 31, 2009.
Tom Baker, author of The Medical Malpractice Myth
and professor of law and health sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law believes that making the legal system less receptive to medical malpractice lawsuits will not significantly affect the costs of medical care. An interview he recently conducted with Anne Underwood
is available at the New York Times website