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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Sunday, September 11, 2005

New Article by Professor William Sage


Professor William Sage of Columbia Law School, has written a new article entitled, "Reputation, Malpractice Liability, and Medical Error" Columbia Public Law & Legal Theory Working Papers. Working Paper 0587.  The topic is quite timel with the recent debates occurring over the best manner in which to control health care costs.


Health care providers have strong feelings about medical malpractice litigation, feelings that often seem at odds with measurable characteristics of the malpractice system. These (mis)perceptions influence the delivery of health care, and are therefore socially important notwithstanding their subjectivity. This speculative essay traces such paradoxes of malpractice policy to the concept of reputation, examining both historical trends and potential future developments such as enterprise liability.

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