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Authors

Janice Kabel

Abstract

Damage awards in medical malpractice cases have risen steadily in New York state courts over the past ten years. This increase has resulted in higher medical insurance premiums, which insured physicians pass along in higher prices to health care consumers. There are several theories as to why increased damages has occurred, but few legislative actions have deterred the process. Ultimately, this Note proposes reform in the tort/litigation/insurance system.

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