Exposing Medical Myths

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Consumer Study Debunks Myths
About California's Medical Malpractice "Cap" and Access to Patient Care


Where doctors choose to practice and live has no connection to a state's tort law.  That has been the finding of every credible academic and government study that has examined this issue.  This includes whether or not a state caps damages and at what level.  The suggestion that doctors might leave California or abandon certain specialties if the $250,000 cap on non-economic damages were repealed, let alone simply increased for inflation, has no support in the academic literature, government studies or actual experiences of other states.


Full copy of the study:  "Exposing Medical Myths: 'Caps' and Physician Supply"

Executive Summary

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