Tort Reform Laws Lead to Worse Health Care

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to an article written by Jonathan Klick of the Florida State University College of Law and Thomas Stratmann of George Mason University’s Buchanan Center for Political Economy, studies reveal that medical malpractice tort reform laws across the country have proven to lead to worse health care and worse outcomes for patients. While it is unclear what the net public health effect of these tort reform laws will be over time, the new laws do diminish incentive of health care providers to provide the highest level of health care. Increases in infant mortalities in some states suggest that the effect of such tort reform laws has lowered the quality of care provided.