Aug 16, 2010

Report Names Vermont Least Successful in Med Mal Reform

A report by Pacific Research Institute (PRI) names Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Iowa as the least successful in improving their malpractice laws. According to an online news item from Health Care News published by the Heartland Institute (whoever they are):
“Vermont has no limits on noneconomic or punitive damages, no limits on how much of the damages the plaintiffs’ lawyers can seize, offers drug makers or medical-device makers no protection for being in compliance with FDA or FTC regulations, and does not qualify the credentials of expert witnesses at trials...”
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