Medical Liability Reform Resources
We are not alone in vigilantly advocating for physician concerns. We have assembled a list of medical liability reform groups, medical associations and societies, and other national and state resources that is essential to supporting our cause.
The American Medical Association’s Litigation Center represents the interests of the medical profession in the courts and serves as an information and advocacy clearinghouse for medical societies and related groups.
American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) is a broad-based, bipartisan coalition of more than 300 businesses, corporations, municipalities, associations, and professional firms who support civil justice reform.
The Center for Legal Policy (CLP) at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is a leading voice for reform of America’s civil justice system.
Common Good is a bipartisan organization dedicated to reforming America’s lawsuit culture.
Doctors for Medical Liability Reform (DMLR) is a coalition of 230,000 practicing medical specialists who are committed to protecting patients' access to health care by supporting federal legislation that will reform our nation's broken medical liability system. Their Web site, Protect Patients Now, provides up-to-date information on the medical liability crisis and reform efforts at the state and national levels.
The Health Care Liability Alliance (HCLA) is a national advocacy coalition dedicated to safeguarding patients’ access to care through medical liability reform.
Medical Liability Reform—NOW! (PDF 531K, 45 pages): The American Medical Association’s overview of the current medical liability insurance crisis, including recent federal and state legislative activity and selected examples of patients losing access to care in medical liability crisis states.
The Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) is an organization of health care liability insurance entities founded to advocate on behalf of health care providers in the areas of legislation, education, risk management, and research.
Sick of Lawsuits is a grassroots campaign designed and supported by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) groups and other civil justice reform groups.
THOMAS, a service of the Library of Congress, provides searchable databases for bills and related legislative information.
Trial Lawyers, Inc., is the leading online resource shedding light on the size, scope, and inner workings of America’s lawsuit industry.
U.S. General Accounting Office, June 27, 2003
Medical Malpractice Insurance—Multiple Factors Have Contributed to Increased Premium Rates (PDF 534K, 74 pages): Government research shows that losses associated with medical malpractice claims are the largest factor in physician insurance premium rate increases. A one-page highlight (PDF 74.8K) is also available.
|All States:||Summary of Malpractice Law, the Chicago law firm of McCullough, Campbell & Lane offers a summary of medical malpractice law for each state.|
|California:||CAPP: Californians Allied for Patient Protection (The MICRA Coalition)
Civil Justice Association of California
San Diego CALA
|Florida:||Governor’s Select Task Force on Health Care Professional Liability Insurance (PDF 2.97MB, 379 pages): This report examines Florida’s crisis in the availability and affordability of medical malpractice insurance. A 15-page Executive Summary (370K) of the report is also available as a Microsoft Word document.|
|Illinois:||Illinois Civil Justice League|
|Michigan:||Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch|
|Oklahoma:||Oklahoma Citizens for a Sound Economy|
|Texas:||Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse
Texans for Lawsuit Reform