Is the tort system in crisis? New empirical evidence.

Merritt, D. J., & Barry, K. A. (1999). Is the tort system in crisis? New empirical evidence. Ohio State Law Journal, 60, 315-398.

In medical malpractice and product liability cases, severity of plaintiff injury moderately related to receiving award (permanent, debilitating injuries least likely to be compensated) and strongly related to award amount.

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