Seven Medical Malpractice Reform Myths

Maggie Mahar goes through them all: 1) Limit Awards, and We Can Eliminate Thousands of Frivolous Suits, 2) Caps Are Needed to Rein In “Runaway Juries,” 3) Caps Bring Down the Cost of Malpractice Insurance, 4) Fear of Malpractice Suits Drives Overtreatment, 5) Caps on Awards Would Make Health Care More Affordable, 6) “Every Patient is a Potential Plaintiff,” and 7) Americans Patients Are Extraordinarily Litigious.