Texas law review article asserts liability crisis existed
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 5, 2005
An article published in the Texas Tech Law Review last month says the state was experiencing a liability crisis before reforms were approved by voters in 2003.
The article, written by several attorneys representing the Texas Medical Assn., Texas Hospital Assn., and health organizations, said liability insurance premiums rose dramatically between 2000 and 2002 and many doctors in the state were forced to limit the scope of their practices to low-risk patients because of liability concerns.
Since the reforms were passed, however, the state has seen more than 3,000 new doctors establish practices, according to the article.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/09/05/prbf0905.htm.