A No-Fault Medical Liability in Virginia and Florida: A Preliminary Evaluation
State governments are experimenting with a variety of innovative approaches to the current tort system for medical malpractice liability. One such approach is to apply the concept of no-fault liability to medical practice. States such as Virginia and Florida have already adopted a limited version of such a concept. This article examines the problems of the current tort system, different types of no-fault medical insurance alternatives and their advantages, and the experiences of the states of Virginia and Florida with their limited no-fault malpractice insurance systems. The author concludes that the concept of no-fault compensation for medical malpractice is a promising remedy. However, it is a medicine that will require more testing before it can be pronounced a cureforthe disease that plagues the current system.
Patel, Kant. "No-fault medical liability in Virginia and Florida: a preliminary evaluation." Evaluation & the health professions 18, no. 2 (1995): 137-151.
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