Thursday, March 10, 2005

Texas study concludes no tort crisis

Malpractice reform is a high priority for President Bush, who contends that juries have run amok, multimillion dollar lawsuits are on the rise and greedy trial lawyers are filing frivolous lawsuits. His solution: cap malpractice awards. His problem: after studying a database maintained by the Texas Department of Insurance that contains all malpractice claims from 1998 to 2002, there is no evidence of a tort crisis. more...>