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by Vault Law Editors | September 10, 2009

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(Full transcript here.)

Number of times mentioned in last night's speech:

Lawyer(s): 0

Litigation: 0

Lawsuit: 0

Tort reform: 0

Malpractice: 2

[M]any in this chamber – particularly on the Republican side of the aisle – have long insisted that reforming our medical malpractice laws can help bring down the cost of healthcare.  I don't believe malpractice reform is a silver bullet, but I have talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be contributing to unnecessary costs. 

                    -posted by brian

UPDATE: "Obama Bucks the Trial Lawyers: Is Med-Mal Reform Imminent?"  (WSJ Law Blog)

 

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