The Fairness of Malpractice Settlements


Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 2, 2007

Philip G. Peters, Jr., of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law writes this enlightening article entitled “The Fairness of Malpractice Settlements.” He writes “Over the past quarter of a century, more than a dozen studies have collected data on malpractice settlements. With only one exception, they have consistently shown that plaintiffs with strong cases are more likely to receive a settlement payment than plaintiffs with weak cases. Moreover, the data on malpractice settlement strongly suggests that liability insurers possess a palpable advantage in bargaining power.”

This is yet another article in support of the very strong assertion that frivolous lawsuits are nothing more than a myth. The entire article can be read by Clicking Here to open the article in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (if you don’t have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for Free Here.

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