Professor David Hyman

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Texas Malpractice Studies:

The Original Study

“Stability, Not Crisis: Medical Malpractice Claim Outcomes in Texas, 1988-2002” 2 J. Empirical Leg. Stud. 207-259 (2005) (with Bernard Black, Charles Silver, and William Sage), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=678601.

Press conference announcing the release of the study (Windows Media Player)

Press release for the release of the study (PDF)

News coverage articles of the study:
New York Times Op-Ed, 3/10/2005
AP (PDF)
Austin American Statesman (PDF)
BestWire (PDF)
Business Insurance (PDF)
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (PDF)
Dallas Morning News (PDF)
Insurance Journal (PDF)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PDF)
Reuters (PDF)
San Antonio Express-News (PDF)
Washington Post, 3/10/2005

Other Studies

“Estimating The Effect of Damage Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases: Evidence from Texas” J. Legal Analysis (forthcoming, 2008) (with Bernard Black, Charles Silver and William Sage), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1087679.

“Defense Costs in Medical Malpractice and Other Personal Injury Litigation: Evidence from Texas, 1988-2004,” (forthcoming, 2008) (with Bernard Black, Charles Silver and William Sage), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=979163.

“Malpractice Payouts and Malpractice Insurance,” 33 Geneva Papers 177-192 (2008) (with Charles Silver, Kathryn Zeiler, Bernard Black and William Sage), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=983199.

“Physicians’ Insurance Limits and Malpractice Payouts: Evidence From Texas Closed Claims, 1990-2003” 36 J. Legal Studies S9-S45 (2007) (with Charles Silver, Kathryn Zeiler, Bernard Black and William Sage), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=981192.

“Do Defendants Pay What Juries Award?: Post-Verdict Haircuts in Texas Medical Malpractice Cases, 1988-2003” 4 J. Empirical Leg. Stud. 3-68 (2007) (with Bernard Black, Kathy Zeiler and Charles Silver), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=914415

FTC-related activities:

 What I was doing at the Federal Trade Commission Website for FTC/DOJ Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy that I coordinated for the FTC

Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition (A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, issued July 23, 2004)

Executive Summary of the Report

Press Release announcing the Report

Press Coverage of the Report

"Special Theme Issue of the Journal of Health, Politics, Policy & Law devoted to the Report" and link to http://jhppl.dukejournals.org/content/vol31/issue3/

Advocacy Letters:
Rhode Island (Any Willing Provider)
FTC Press Release
text of the advocacy letter

California (PBM Disclosure)
FTC Press Release
text of the advocacy letter
Governor Schwarzenegger's veto letter


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