A comparison of formal and informal dispute resolution in medical malpractice.

Farber, H. S., & White, M. J. (1994). A comparison of formal and informal dispute resolution in medical malpractice. Journal of Legal Studies, 23, 777-806.

Low plaintiff win rate in small percentage of medical malpractice cases reaching jury. Jury verdicts moderately related to quality of patient care. All plaintiff wins occurred with “bad” or “ambiguous” care, never “good.”

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