TITLE

RAND INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL JUSTICE REPORT ON THE ABUSE OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC PRACTICES IN MASS TORT LITIGATION: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE "PHANTOM" SILICA EPIDEMIC THAT MAY DETER LITIGATION SCREENING ABUSE

AUTHOR(S)
Behrens, Mark A.; Schaecher, Corey
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2010, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p521
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report by Research and Development (RAND) Institute for Civil Justice reviewing the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) 1553, wherein the lawsuit is applied on faulty medical diagnoses. In June 2005, U.S. district court judge Janis Graham Jack declared that the faulty diagnoses performed in 10,000 cases are money-making schemes set up by doctors, which sparked media backlash. RAND reportedly suggests to have judicial practices and the plaintiff and defense behavior rules changed to fit with the litigation.
ACCESSION #
54020825

 

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