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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Jun 28, 2021

Today we’re sharing with you a discussion we had on June 22nd with the Cato Institute on medical malpractice litigation, legislation, and the future of reform.  

I’m joined by Professor David Hyman, a physician, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Health Law & Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.  He is the coauthor of Medical Malpractice Litigation: How It Works — Why Tort Reform Hasn’t Helped, the book we are discussing today. You can find it linked in our show notes.  

I’m also joined by Dr. Richard Anderson, the chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.  He was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is past chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he served as senior oncologist for 18 years. 

Dr. Hyman and Dr. Anderson agree there are serious problems with medical malpractice litigation today, but each advocate different solutions.