How well does tort reform work?

By Tim Maglione, Esq

In Ohio, it works very well indeed

The spring of 2002 was not a happy one for many of Ohio’s physicians. Professional liability insurance rates had skyrocketed, making coverage unaffordable and sometimes unobtainable, especially for those in high-risk specialties like obstetrics, neurosurgery, and orthopaedics. Many physicians were considering retiring early, moving, or eliminating high-risk procedures. The American Medical Association had placed Ohio on a list of states considered “in crisis.”

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