Tag Archive for ‘safe harbors’
The current medical liability system has multiple shortcomings, which are summarized in this article. The authors describe the pros and cons of several alternatives for reforming the liability system, including safe harbors, early disclosure and offer programs, judge-directed negotiation programs, and health courts.
This article highlights the purpose and functions of safe harbors, as well the pros and cons of developing and implementing safe harbors in liability lawsuits. The results of demonstration projects centered on the use of clinical guidelines as safe harbors also are described.
The common goals of physicians and attorneys who represent plaintiffs in medical liability lawsuits are described in this article as are examples of injured patients who have benefited from legal professions available in current tort law.