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)
News coverage articles of the study:
New York Times Op-Ed, 3/10/2005
Austin American Statesman (PDF)
Business Insurance (PDF)
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (PDF)
Dallas Morning News (PDF)
Insurance Journal (PDF)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PDF)
San Antonio Express-News (PDF)
Washington Post, 3/10/2005
“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
"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/
Selected Recent articles by Professor Hyman:
“Controlling the Cost of Medical Care: A Dose of Deregulation,” in Beyond Learned Helplessness: America’s Health Care Cost Conundrum, Brookings Institution Press (forthcoming 2008) (with Richard Epstein), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1158547.
“Medicare: Did The Devil Make Us Do It?” and “Cooling out the Marks, Medicare Style: Balancing Demonic Vices and Cardinal Virtues,” 155 U. Pa L. Rev. Pennumbra (2008) (exchange with Prof. Jill Horwitz), available at http://www.pennumbra.com/debates/debate.php?did=16.
"Health Insurance: Government Failure or Market Failure?" Ct. Ins. L. J. (forthcoming, 2008), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1087830.
“Institutional Review Boards: Is This The Least Worst We Can Do?” 101
Northwestern L. Rev. 749-774 (2007), available at
http://ssrn.com/abstract=942862 , reprinted in modified
form as “The Pathologies of Institutional Review Boards,” Regulation 42-49
(Summer, 2007), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1001483 .
“The Massachusetts Health Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” 55 Kansas L. Rev. forthcoming, 2007), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=966323, reprinted in modified form as a Cato Institute briefing paper (2007), available at http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=8431.
“Getting the Haves to Come Out Behind: Fixing the Distributive Injustices of American Health Care,” 69 L. & Contemp. Probs. 265-282 (2006), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=973918.
“Medical Malpractice Litigation and Tort Reform: It’s the Incentives, Stupid,” 59 Vand. L. Rev. 1085-1136 (2006) (with Charles Silver), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=942995 .
“Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board,” Academe 95-108 (Sep./Oct. 2006), available here (with Judith Jarvis Thomson, Catherine Elgin, Philip E. Rubin, and Jonathan Knight
“Subsidizing Health Care Providers Through the Tax Code: Status or Conduct?”
Health Affairs Web Exclusive (2006) (with William Sage), available at
“Rescue Without Law: An Empirical Perspective on the Duty to Rescue,” 84 Tex. L. Rev. 653-738 (2006), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=796384.
"The Poor State of
Health Care Quality in the
U.S.: Is Malpractice
of the Problem or
Part of the Solution,"
90 Cornell L. Rev. 893-993 (2005) (with Charles Silver)
"Medical Malpractice: What Do
We Know and What (If Anything) Should We Do About It?"
80 Tex L. Rev. 1639-1655 (2002)
"HIPAA and Health Care
Fraud: An Empirical Perspective"
22 Cato J. 151-178 (2002)
"Health Care Fraud and
Abuse: Market Change, Social Norms, and the Trust Reposed in the Workmen"
30 J. Legal Studies 531-569 (2001) (with responses by Professor Roger Feldman, An Economic Explanation For Fraud And Abuse In Public Medical Care Programs, 30 J. Legal Studies 569-577 (2001) and Professor Arti Rai, Health Care Fraud and Abuse: A Tale of Behavior Induced By Payment Structure, 30 J. Legal Studies 579-587 (2001).)