Do we no longer need to focus so much on tort reform related to medical malpractice?
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Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 6 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson if further tort reform is necessary, given that the medical malpractice insurance industry is experiencing a drop in claims and medical malpractice insurance rates continue to fall, creating what is essentially the longest softest market in history.
About the Author
Richard E. Anderson is chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. Anderson was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is past chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he served as senior oncologist for 18 years.
Erik Leander is the CIO and CTO at Cunningham Group, with nearly 10 years of experience in the medical liability insurance industry. Since joining Cunningham Group, he has spearheaded new marketing and branding initiatives and been responsible for large-scale projects that have improved customer service and facilitated company growth.