Medical Malpractice & Health Care Costs: Can Tort Reform Bend the Curve?
Tuesday, 10/06/2009 9:30 AM (EST)
M. Gregg Bloche, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Amy Goldstein, National Social Policy Reporter, The Washington Post
David Hyman, Richard & Marie Corman Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy, University of Illinois, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
Kathryn Zeiler, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
The panelists will discuss the connection between the tort system and medical spending; the likely impact of proposed tort reforms on medical mistakes, malpractice system costs, and compensation for medical injuries; and the role of politicians and the press in the public debate over health care. More information about the program can be found at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/documents/MedMal_blurb.pdf.
This event is sponsored by the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.