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Doctors, damages, and deterrence

William B. Schwartz

Doctors, damages, and deterrence

an economic view of medical malpractice

by William B. Schwartz

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Published by Rand in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Insurance, Physicians" liability -- United States,
    • Malpractice -- Economics

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementWilliam B. Schwartz, Neil K. Komesar.
      Series[Report] - Rand Corporation ; R-2340-NIH/RC
      ContributionsKomesar, Neil K., joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsAS36 .R3 R-2340, HG8054.P5 .R3 R-2340
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 23 ;
      Number of Pages23
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4729268M
      ISBN 100833000349
      LC Control Number78017280

      Summary of Damages. 01/21/ Donna was put on a new schedule to see an M.D. and a nurse practitio-ner (Barbara McManamy) on alternating visits. 5. 01/27/ Donna's ultrasound looked normal. Donna was to have follow-up ul-trasounds only if clinically indicated. 6. 03/01/ Donna was thirty-four weeks pregnant and the birth of the twins couldAuthor: Donna L. Pavlick. 1. General damages: this is the term applied to non-pecuniary damages or non-economic loss suffered as a result of pain, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement or loss of expectation of life. 2. Pecuniary loss: this term covers out-of-pocket expenses involved in medical and other treatment expenses; aids and appliances, domestic and personal care. settlements whether for economic or non-economic damages and greater availability of punitive damages. doctors to the medical defence organisations can have an impact on the patients in the form Deterrence The current tort system is ineffective as a deterrent against medical incompetence orFile Size: KB. Does Capital Punishment Deter Murder? A brief look at the evidence by John Lamperti (Professor of Mathematics, Dartmouth College)In light of the massive amount of evidence before us, I see no alternative but to conclude that capital punishment cannot be justified on the basis of itsFile Size: 26KB.

      An important and timely contribution to International Relations and political science, this is the first general analysis of deterrence since the end of the Cold War. Using non-cooperative game theory, the authors develop a new approach to deterrence (Perfect Deterrence Theory), which they apply to unilateral and mutual direct-deterrence relationships, and to extended-deterrence relationships.


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Get this from a library. Doctors, damages, and deterrence: an economic view of medical malpractice. [William B Schwartz; Neil K Komesar].

As a concept, deterrence has launched a thousand books and articles. It has dominated Western strategic thinking for more than four decades. In this important and groundbreaking new book, Lawrence Freedman develops a distinctive approach to the evaluation of deterrence as both a 5/5(3).

The signal to the physician, as determined by the number of claims and the size of awards ("expected damages"), appears to be insufficient for ideal deterrence. Moreover, the deterrence signal is attenuated because malpractice premiums are set for groups of physicians, not for individuals according to their record of previous malpractice by: This book I could not put down.

It takes the reader through one family's malpractice case after the birth of their twins - one didn't make it and the other had severe disabilities. It really showed how things worked from the sides of the family, the doctors, the hospital, the insurers, the lawyers, and even the by: 7.

Doctors, damages and deterrence. An economic view of medical malpractice. Schwartz WB, Komesar NK. Damages awarded in a malpractice suit must be viewed not only as compensating the victim but also as deterring health-care providers from negligent behavior.

Economic analysis of the malpractice system indicates that awards can send a signal to Cited by: Title: Doctors, Damages and Deterrence: An Economic View of Medical Malpractice Author: William B.

Schwartz Subject: Damages awarded in a malpractice suit must be viewed not only as compensating the victim but also as deterring health-care providers from negligent behavior. As a concept, deterrence has launched a thousand books and articles.

It has dominated Western strategic thinking for more than four decades. In this important and groundbreaking new book, Lawrence Freedman develops a distinctive approach to the evaluation of deterrence as both a /5.

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As a concept, deterrence has launched a thousand books and articles. It has dominated Western strategic thinking for more than four decades. In this important and groundbreaking new book, Lawrence Freedman develops a distinctive approach to the evaluation of deterrence as both a state of mind and a strategic option.

This approach is applied to post-cold war crisis management, and the. Reading: Introduction to Tort Law. The law attempts to adjust for harms done by awarding damages to a successful plaintiff who demonstrates that the defendant was the cause of the plaintiff’s losses.

Torts can be intentional torts, negligent torts, or strict liability torts. Tort laws go a step further toward deterrence, beyond. Deterrence and Liability for Medical Negligence: Theory and Evidence Where doctors or hospitals are liable for the prospect of excessive damages can stimulate excessive (i.e.

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Deterrence in relation to criminal offending is the idea or theory that the threat of punishment will deter people from committing crime and reduce the probability and/or level of offending in is one of five objectives that punishment is thought to achieve; the other four objectives are denunciation, incapacitation (for the protection of society), retribution and rehabilitation.

This is “Purpose of Tort Laws”, section from the book Legal Aspects of Property, Estate Planning, and Insurance most often in the form of money damages. The law does not remedy all “wrongs.” Tort laws go a step further toward deterrence, beyond compensation to the plaintiff, in occasionally awarding punitive damages against.

Thus, when punitive damages reduce deterrence, they also distort capital investment and reduce productive efficiency.

Section V presents a parametric example of safety and capital investment in response to varying levels of damages. The example is designed to evaluate the effects of existing damages law and proposed tort by: deterrence theory is correct, then to reduce crime, the correctional system should be orga-nized to maximize the pain of crime and to minimize its benefits.

Its whole aim should be to scare people straight—those who have engaged in crime (specific deterrence) and those who are thinking about committing crime (general deterrence). Against this backdrop, the National Research Council report Deterrence and the Death Penalty assesses whether the available evidence provides a scientific basis for answering questions of if and how the death penalty affects homicide rates.

This new report from the Committee on Law and Justice concludes that research to date on the effect of. Punitive damages, or exemplary damages, are damages assessed in order to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct and/or to reform or deter the defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed the basis of the lawsuit.

Although the purpose of punitive damages is not to compensate the plaintiff, the plaintiff will receive all or some of the punitive damages award. This paper explores the deterrent effect of punitive damages. By contrast with the existing literature, we let capital investment -- an important determinant of deterrence -- be made in anticipation of liability.

Our analysis challenges several common perceptions regarding the effects of punitive damages by: Deterrence. Large compensation amounts penalize negligent doctors heavily; therefore, it is predicted that doctors will be more careful because one case could result in grave losses.

Large compensation, especially when it includes punitive damages, will result in Cited by: 2. Comment Punitive Damages: An Appeal for Deterrence Nebraska is one of only four jurisdictions where punitive dam-ages1 in civil suits are not recognized.2 It is, however, the only state which finds such damages to be unconstitutional.3 While punitive damages are often criticized4 and susceptible to abuse,5 this Com- ment will outline areas in which punitive damages are necessary.

THE COHERENCE OF COMPENSATION-DETERRENCE THEORY IN TORT LAW Mark A. Geistfeld* INTRODUCTION The most influential torts scholars in the Twentieth Century form a diverse group whose thoughts may be placed under the banner of compensation-deterrence.

Section B discusses damages forphysical injury and death, examining, among other issues, the deterrence andinsurance values of life. Section C examines special topics, such as optimalliability when corporations are defendants, whether recovery should depend ondefendants' wealth, economic and nonpecuniary losses, and the calculation ofdamages.

ENDING THE PUNITIVE DAMAGE DEBATE Alan Calnan* I. INTRODUCrION Tort reform is one of this country's most hotly debated topics. It is a broad movement bent on altering or. Deterrence, military strategy under which one power uses the threat of reprisal effectively to preclude an attack from an adversary power.

With the advent of nuclear weapons, the term deterrence largely has been applied to the basic strategy of the nuclear powers and of the major alliance systems.

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Made inDETERRENCE is set in Iraq has invaded Kuwait and President Emerson (Kevin Pollack) has to respond quickly. Like his predecessors, President Emerson must decide how to respond to aggression that affects the U.S.

indirectly -- for the moment. But unlike his predecessors, he does not have the luxury of time.3/5. Jennifer K. Robbennolt is the Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Valerie P. Hans is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. This chapter draws on our recent book, The Psychology of Tort Law (NYU Press, ).Cited by: 5. optimal level of care under a strict liability regime. Optimal deterrence can be achieved by making the injurer pay, in the form of a tax added to the injurer’s litigation cost, the expected loss imposed on a non-suing victim, plus the victim’s litigation cost.’.

Than Whole Damages in Personal Injury Law: Deterrence and Punishment, 71 TENN. REV.(). These damages are awarded to restore the plaintiff to his or her position prior to commission of the tortious act and may include damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent injury, loss of enjoyment oflife, medical expenses,Cited by: 1.

Six-year-old Claudialee Gomez Nicanor died. And when her family’s lawyer asked the child’s doctor for her medical records, she destroyed the originals. That’s a problem. Last week in a case of first impression in New York, our Appellate Division (Second Department) upheld an award of punitive damages in a medical malpractice case — not for the conduct that led to the death, but.

Of Doctors, Deterrence, and the Dark Figure of Crime-A Note on Abortion in Hawaii* Franklin E. Zimring-The current controversy about abortion involves two very different kinds of issues.

First, there are arguments about the morality of abor-tion and its prohibition. Second, Cited by: 5. Irrespective of the level of damages, firms can reduce their expected liabilities by either increasing safety (the law’s intended goal) or reducing wealth exposed to liability.

We show that punitive damages can exacerbate this wealth reduction effect and thereby reduce by: Download Medical Malpractice eBook in PDF, EPUB, Mobi. on the civil liability of doctors and hospitals for damages arising from substandard treatment or inadequate disclosure of information to the patient.

References to the legal and medical literature, indexes, and a refined system of cross-references, together with an important collection. Punitive Damages for Deterrence: When and How Much. Alabama Law Review () Robert Cooter; Download Abstract.

An economic model of deterrence is used to derive two prescriptions for punitive damages that apply to economically motivated defendants, including businesses.

To recover punitive damages, a plaintiff should have to prove a gross. The Reality of the Deterrence Effect: How Malpractice Lawsuits Promote Patient Safety. Kristin Madison 1 comment. So tort law can sometimes fulfill its deterrence function. And it does not always chill communication about errors, either.

How Malpractice Lawsuits Promote Patient Safety, JOTWELL (Ma ). A running theme through my new book founded a group called “And Then There Were None,” with the goal of helping people leave an industry that so often damages those who participate in it.

View Notes - Book CompanionHarris-Ch Pt from HAD at University of Scranton. THE LAW OF TORT LIABILITY: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND INFORMED CONSENT Contemporary Issues in Healthcare. Trump is committing deterrence malpractice—in four ways. The first is making threats so obviously hollow that many of his own advisers don’t believe or support them.

First there was the tweet Author: Amy Zegart. The Coherence of Compensation-Deterrence Theory in Tort Law. DePaul Law Review, Vol.

61, the compensatory tort norm redirects the dutyholder’s compensatory obligation from the payment of compensatory damages to the exercise of reasonable care, yielding a default rule of negligence liability that is formulated to deter the irreparable Author: Mark A.

Geistfeld.Doctors, damages, and deterrence: an economic view of medical malpractice by William B Schwartz (Book) 8 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.Punitive Damages - A European Perspective Helmut Koziol and deterrence are the responsibility of criminal courts.

Looking solely at these two decisions, it would be reasonable to believe that American law and German-or even European-law are totally contradictory. But this is true only to some extent.