Friday, March 28, 2008

Are Insurers Responsible for High Malpractice Premiums? Updated

That's the view in this op/ed piece in today's Concord Monitor.  On the one hand, the author, Christopher J. Seufert, is a trial lawyer.  He has a financial stake in the argument, and one should take the opinion with a grain of salt.  On the other hand, he does support his argument with some empirical data.  Does he prove his point?

Update:  Martin Grace/RiskProf and Ted Frank/Point of Law aren't convinced.

--CJR

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