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New Study Refutes Claims That Doctors Chose To Practice And Live Based Upon A State's Tort Laws

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Sep 12, 2013 in News


Posted on Sep 12, 2013

 

A newly released study by the Center for Justice and Democracy has proven that where doctors choose to practice and live has no connection to a state's tort law.  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that doctors might leave California or abandon certain specialties if the $250,000 cap on non-economic damages were repealed, let alone simply increased for inflation, has no support in the academic literature, government studies, or actual experiences of other states.  To read the complete study go to the link below:

http://centerjd.org/content/study-exposing-medical-myths-caps-and-physician-supply

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